No.11 squadron Air Training Corps Flight Sergent Dominik Wilson, Year 7 students
Key Kaupapa, Competencies, Objectives & Outcomes
Mentoring Program The following mentoring and pastoral care program has been developed using the latest evidence-based research and mentoring practice.
The kaupapa for IIE education’s program is consistent with the objectives in Ka Hikitia:
Treaty of Waitangi – the program acknowledges the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi and the bicultural foundations of the Treaty of Waitangi.
Māori Potential Approach – Acknowledging every Māori learner has the potential to make a valuable social, cultural and economic contribution to the well-being of their whanau, hapū, iwi, and community and to New Zealand as a whole.
Ako – a two-way teaching and learning process. Ako is a form of dynamic learning. Ako describes a teaching and learning relationship where the educator is also learning from the student in a two-way process and where educator’s practices are informed by the latest research and are both deliberate and reflective.
Identity language and culture count – Māori identity, language, and culture recognises, acknowledges, and validates Māori learners as Māori.
Productive partnerships – A productive partnership starts with the understanding that Māori children and students are connected to whanau and should not be viewed or treated as separate, isolated or disconnected.
The Competencies Inspire in EducationCharitable Trust aim to develop in Māori learners are consistent with the key competencies in the New Zealand Curriculum:
Thinking; Thinking is about using creative, critical, and meta-cognitive processes to make sense of information, experiences, and ideas. These processes can be applied to purposes such as developing understanding, making decisions, shaping actions, or constructing knowledge. Intellectual curiosity is at the heart of this competency.
Using language, symbols and texts; Using language, symbols, and texts is about working with and making meaning of the codes in which knowledge is expressed. Languages and symbols are systems for representing and communicating information, experiences, and ideas.
Managing self, this competency is associated with self-motivation, a “can do” attitude and with students seeing themselves as capable learners. Students who manage themselves are enterprising resourceful, reliable and resilient. They establish personal goals, make plans, manage projects, and set high standards.
Relating to others, relating to others is about interacting effectively with a diverse range of people in a variety of contexts. This competency includes the ability to listen actively, recognise different points of view.
Participating and contributing, this competency is about being actively involved in communities. Communities include family, whanau, and school and those based for example on a common interest or culture. Students who participate and contribute in communities have a sense of belonging and the confidence to participate in new contexts.
The key objectives of the organisation are support to the following:
Support the delivery of Maori language culture & identity in the classroom among Communities of Learning
Provide schools with evidence based advice to lift Maori student achievement
Assist with wraparound services for students at risk of underachievement
Fostering successful partnerships with parents, whanau, hapū, iwi, communities and businesses focused on educational success for Māori
The Key Outcomes we are seeking from the Inspire in Education program:
Assisting with communities of learning and facilitating teacher capability in Maori language, culture & identity
Providing effective research & policy advice so that schools can access the most up to date information on what works for Maori students
All students (including those who are at risk) achieving their academic potential to lead successful and productive lives as citizens
Promoting healthy relationships between parents, whanau, hapu, iwi, communities, businesses and schools
Core services provided by Inspire in Education
The core services provided by Inspire in Education are the following:
Facilitating relationships between schools, whanau and communities
Developing authentic kaupapa-Māori approaches to learning with school
Providing professional learning and development in cultural responsiveness
How will program outcomes be measured?
Results Based Accountability™ (RBA)¹ is as an outcomes management framework that can be used by government agencies and providers to identify and work towards achieving results/outcomes for communities, whānau and clients. RBA is used in New Zealand.