Maintaining a learning-focused culture is central to creating an environment where learners can maximise their potential. This standard is based on developing a culture focused on learning, and is characterised by respect, inclusion, empathy, collaboration, and safety.
Ako Panuku Resources
- Teachers' reflection tools - Quick and easy tools aligned to the teaching standards, to support you in reflecting on your teaching practice. Templates are available in English and Māori.
- Quality Practice Templates - Ako Panuku have developed these templates to show what the Learning-focused Culture Standard can look like for teachers (either English or Māori medium settings), or for leaders in schools or kura.
- Leader self-reflection - Learning-focused culture - A self-reflection template to help leaders think about their practice in relation to the Learning-focused Culture Standard. In English and Māori. Also available in a writable pdf version.
- Christine Harrison, or "Whaea Hubba" as she is affectionately known, speaks about her approach on a Learning-Focused Culture.
Useful External Links
Innovative Learning Environments - An innovative environment is one that is capable of evolving and adapting as educational practices evolve and change – thus remaining future focused. - Ministry of Education.
Leading Innovative Learning in New Zealand Schools - An Education Review Office report that visited a group of 12 schools to see how they were addressing the challenge of teaching modern learners.