Mokopuna voices in the future of education
The New Zealand Curriculum is being refreshed to better reflect the aspirations and expectations of Aotearoa New Zealand. Te Mātaiaho | the refreshed curriculum will support every ākonga to experience success in their learning. The refresh is taking place until 2025.
We have joined the Ministry of Education to ensure the voices of mokopuna are honoured in the process. This partnership is a shared commitment to mokopuna being central to and visible in the future of education.
Established in early 2023, our Youth Voices Group (YVG) brings together 30 young people aged 15-17 from diverse communities from across Aotearoa.
By sharing their unique perspectives and experiences as well as their aspirations for Te Mātaiaho through regular discussions, the YVG is helping to shape how the voices of children and young people are heard in the refresh process.
Mai World: Child and Youth Voices aims to listen to, engage with, and reflect the voices of mokopuna and share them with decision makers. Our team works with mokopuna from all around Aotearoa to understand what they think about a range of topics. We then share their thoughts so they can guide government and community decision making, as well as the work we do.
We also support organisations and groups wanting to engage with mokopuna with a range of resources to help them identify what to think about before starting an engagement and what methods might suit the particular engagement. We also have examples of engagements our team have done with mokopuna and their communities.
What mokopuna have told us
Below you can find what mokopuna have told us about education and wellbeing (click on the down arrow to toggle between the two topics):
Reports 14 March 2018
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