UNDERSTANDING OF KAITIAKITANGA IN A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Personal: I am the custodian for my children, I part take in teaching my children how to take care of themselves by actively promoting hygiene, nutrition, nurturing; I teach them to care for peers by respecting others and creating positive relationships; I teach them to look after our environment by learning not to litter, not to destroy our trees; I teach them to love family forever.
Professional: as a Student Teacher I would envision my students to implement Kaitiakitanga in our classroom environment by fully engaging in relationships at all times no matter what the kaupapa may be. Understanding preservation, management, and maintaining our classroom. recognising that they are valued and learn how to approach unpredicted or bad situations.
SUMMARY OF MY CHOSEN CURRICULUM LEARNING AREAS
Numeracy is found in our every-day living, whether it is counting money, dividing lollies, or even collecting information. Understanding number knowledge, number identification will assist students by giving them the opportunity to learn, express and comprehend the connections and making sense of the world we live in.
Science takes a step further and deeper into our world, it focuses more on the natural and physical world. The significance of our world depends on humanity, so the objective of this is teaching our students of today how to be knowledgeable by collecting data, how to analyse by understanding their findings and how to be responsible leaders or researchers in our society.
Technology explores products and systems in our everyday life, it explores the changes that technology endures. Therefore, students have the chance to investigate the someone else's perspective and then allows them to be innovative themselves.
I have found that being culturally responsive within my teaching practices, has created positive relationships with other teachers and students. I feel that being culturally responsive allows each individual to be confident in their belief, religion, culture and more importantly their own identity. In my time of studying at Te Wananga o Aotearoa I have been given the opportunity to attain effective tools towards best practice, which are Nga Uara (values), Kaupapa Wananga (principles), and Ako Wananga (apply best practice). Using this as my foundation will create a purposeful meaning and can assist in creating an effective pedagogy or even a holistic learning experience for everyone with myself included.
For me to demonstrate Numeracy, Science and Technology using a multiple literacy, I believe I would use E-Learning. E-learning is known as a highly effective teaching method and can effectively embed literacy and numeracy skills. Face-to-face learning alongside E-learning allows the learners an opportunity to embrace motivation and confidence which can initiate their own learning experiences. E-learning also leads to using tactile and visual learning.
ASSESMENT AND EVALUATION TOOLS
I would use e-asTTle as my chosen aromatawai model. e-asTTle was developed to assess students’ achievement and progress in reading, mathematics, writing, and in pānui, pāngarau, and tuhituhi. However, there are other models that focuses on individual learning areas as well.