The concept of “multiliteracies” was introduced by the New London Group (1996) to describe a range of new literacies needed as a result of technological, cultural and societal change often described under the heading “globalisation”.
Central to the multiliteracy concept are that:
The “inquiry” approach to learning is the educational response to the need for students to:
The New Zealand Curriculum (2007) sets the direction for student learning in English medium New Zealand schools and provides guidance for schools as they design and review their curriculum.
The New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) has as a starting point “a vision for young people… who will be confident, connected, actively involved and lifelong learners.” NZC, p.8
Te Marautanga o Aotearoa is the partner document of The New Zealand Curriculum and was distributed to schools in 2008. It is not a translation of The New Zealand Curriculum and was developed based on Maori philosophies and principles.
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