The report of the Curriculum, Progress and Achievement Ministerial Advisory Group supports this vision and provides a clear direction for the future of curriculum, teaching and learning.
There are separate recommendations for Māori and English medium settings that provide a coherent direction, but reflect the differences there are in the aspirations and contexts of Te Marautanga or Aotearoa and The New Zealand Curriculum.
In response to the Advisory Group’s advice, the Minister of Education has asked the Ministry to work in collaboration over the coming months to:
We’ll be working collaboratively with teachers, leaders, Māori, Pacific, students and their whānau over the coming months on these initial actions, alongside progressing the Advisory Group’s recommendations to strengthen leadership, networks and capability, and improving access to resources. We will build on what we have heard through the Education Conversation | Kōrero Mātauranga over the last 18 months. These changes will not be rushed.
We have already announced changes to make sure all children and young people learn about New Zealand’s histories. This is an important first step, but there are other aspects of the national curriculum that need a fresh look.