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Learning-focused culture

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.







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.





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