Te Tiriti, civics & citizenship wānanga: mā mua, mō muri

ASSEN is pleased to announce that a new TRCC course for 10 secondary and 10 primary teachers is now taking applicants. The wānanga runs from 27-30 September 2020. It recognises the significance of the intersection of civics and citizenship education and Aotearoa New Zealand histories in our curriculum.  


Beginning our journey in the beautiful Bay of Islands at Waitangi, in the first two days we will explore the role of this place in our nation's stories: past, present, and future. We seek to better understand what really happened at Waitangi in 1840 and how Te Tiriti has shaped Aotearoa New Zealand. The second two days will be spent in Wellington. We will reflect on the unique evolution of civics and citizenship in Aotearoa New Zealand through visiting the outstanding exhibition He Tohu at the National Library and visiting parliament. These experiences, coupled with our learning about Te Tiriti while in Waitangi, encourage attendees to consider the opportunities to be involved - and involve others - in the democratic life of our communities and nation in a way that honours Te Tiriti. The course ends with a workshop that develops ways to support participants to be champions of this kaupapa with their ākonga and communities.


The course will use a wānanga format developed by Associate Professor Tom Roa (Waikato University, Tainui-Ngāti Maniapoto); Dr Hana O'Regan (General Manager Oranga, Ngāi Tahu) and Ngati Kawa Taituha (Waitangi Marae Chair, Ngā Puhi). Our circle of expertise includes Tom, Hana and Ngati Kawa as well as Dr Bronwyn Wood (Te Herenga Waka - Victoria University of Wellington) and Maria Perreau (Aotearoa Social Studies Educators’ Network).


Full details about the wānanga and how to apply are in the flyer below. 


Applications close 31 July 2020.

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