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Strengthen teaching about the Treaty of Waitangi

The New Zealand Curriculum identifies the Treaty of Waitangi principle as one of the “foundations of curriculum decision making”. But research, national monitoring, and a recent Education Review Office Report show teaching about the Treaty to be a nation-wide weakness in English-medium schools. This case, situated in an intermediate school, describes the use of drama to strengthen teaching and learning about the Treaty.

The source BES also highlights the Ngā Tauaromahi Marautanga o Aotearoa tikanga ā iwi exemplar, He Hui Raupatu, which describes how the members of a class attended a Treaty of Waitangi claim hearing so that their learning would be informed by direct experience and a structured inquiry process.

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