Ko te Kura Toi Tangata School of Education Vision
Our people lead practice and research across educational and other contexts. Our School is a place where research with professional and community groups critically informs practice, policy, and theory and promotes social justice. In our School Te Tiriti o Waitangi is honoured, relationships matter, and innovation and excellence are evident.
Curriculum and pedagogy in educational settings
The focus of our School is curriculum and pedagogy in educational settings. Our work encompasses teaching for learning and the principles of effective assessment. Content knowledge, skills and critical insights in pedagogy and curriculum are developed, deepened and contested. In this school creative processes and practices are explored and theorised in relation to teaching and learning. The school of curriculum and pedagogy includes teaching and learning in and across the arts, languages, mathematics, science, technology, social sciences, environmental, health and physical education.
Enhancing wellbeing through educational and relational practices and the optimising of human experience and capacities across the lifespan from early childhood to later life
The focus of our School is enhancing well-being through educational and relational practices and the optimising of human experience and capacities across the lifespan from early childhood to later life. Our work encompasses acknowledgement of the diversity of society, engagement with multiple communities, educational settings and professional organisations as we examine, critique and inform practice in areas related to hauora and movement across the lifespan. This includes inclusive and relational practices, policies and pedagogies, human development, counselling and disability studies.
Broader understandings that help educators to shape and enact more equitable educational policies and practices
The focus of our School is broader understandings that help educators to shape and enact more equitable educational policies and practices. Our work encompasses power, politics and policy in education; educational leadership; school principalship; coaching and mentoring; the philosophy, ethics, political economy, sociology, history and geography of education; international, global, comparative, contextual and cultural studies in education; educational governance and management; and alternative education.