How Nelson’s history will be read under a new school curriculum, including how teachers provide Maori and other perspectives, is the focus of a think tank.
All schools and colleges must start teaching. Aotearoa New Zealand Historical Curriculum. From next year.
Since June, a small think tank of people, including historians, teachers, iWI and DOC Heritage staff, has met in the Nelson area to begin to understand what might be involved.
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Among them was Donna McLeod, a Maori poet, writer and actor based in Motiwaka.
The former teacher said McLeod grew up learning “about early settlers”, never about the history of his people.
“I am grateful to be alive to see a developing culture that is now able to tell our stories.
Although there was “amazing goodwill from teachers” to hear Mori’s voices, she did not believe where those voices would come from.
“What should be taught and what should not be … who is telling our story?”
“One expects the local Maori to go out and do all this work for the schools … but who is paying for it?”
McLeod was passionate about the relationship between the IOI and the DOC locally, with many important sites often on DOC-managed land.
The Ministry of Education said its Aotearoa New Zealand history team is working with DOC Heritage staff to understand how it can work with DOC to increase the delivery of curriculum materials.
Nicholas Hall, DOC’s senior heritage consultant for the Nelson Marlborough area, said the DOC could help facilitate research and visits to some heritage sites.
“It’s okay to sit down with different versions of history,” Hall said.
“It’s an opportunity to ask how the stories came to us.
“Even the youngest children can understand the key concept: have we listened to everyone, is it appropriate?”
Hall said the lack of an iwi story on DOC land in Albin Square, Nelson City, when someone was about to tell.
He said the area sat next to a pond in Queen’s Gardens, a communal dining area for Ivy before Nelson’s existence.
Now the land in Albion Square was an example of “incomplete history”, in which the land was set aside for Maori. Nelson tenth., But then the Crown Prince assumed.
“I think if we have the chance, we’ll have to be bold about telling some of the stories in particular, where the story isn’t over yet,” Hall said.
Other examples include وائراؤ افری۔, And the first contact between Maori and Europeans.
Deputy Secretary for Early Learning and Student Success, Alan McGregor Reid, said the partnership was still in its infancy, so no decision had been reached.
“We are working with iwi, hapū and mana whenua (iwi who have territorial rights to underground land), the Pacific, refugee and community groups, and schools and Kora to make sure they Get local dates properly. And respectable. “
He said the national framework would be used by schools and Kora to support local curricula and the design of Mara Kora.
“Schools and colleges will decide what local context their local students would like to explore, and how they will be linked to the national context.”
Ministry Resources McGregor Reed said the support will provide practical guidance to teachers and kayako (teachers) on how to effectively teach the new curriculum.
“Students will be able to explore historical contexts and think critically about what we know about the past, how we know it, and how it shapes our present and future.” “