Thursday 4 May, 2023 4:00 – 5:30 pm

Hagley College Staffroom

The CMA Executive would like to invite you to a forum to discuss the Curriculum Refresh and Common Practice Model that the Ministry of Education released in March. With the all the other demands presently upon us, the aim is that this discussion will assist individual schools and the CMA to provide timely and quality feedback on these rather large matters.

  1. Curriculum Refresh

Feedback is presently open for Te Mataiaho (the curriculum framework) via  Curriculum Refresh. The maths-specific parts of Te Mataiaho from Draft 1 (2022) and Draft 2 (March 2023) are attached. While the Overview has some changes it is the “Know” section of Process Outcomes that has been significantly reduced and altered.

     2.  Common Practice Model

Another very significant piece of work from the Ministry of Education that came out in March was Phase 1 of the Common Practice Model. (Principles and Pedagogical Approaches)

“The Common Practice Model (CPM) will outline principles and evidence-informed pedagogical approaches to underpin teaching and learning for literacy & communication and maths within Te Whāriki and The New Zealand Curriculum. It will guide quality-assured teaching and assessment practices and approaches for early learning through to the end of secondary schooling, across Aotearoa New Zealand.

The CPM will be embedded into supports and resources, professional learning and development (PLD), and Initial Teacher Education programmes (ITE). It will provide clarity and consistency for kaiako and ākonga, bring rigour to the teaching and learning of literacy & communication and maths, and support equity and excellence for all ākonga.

As indicated in bold above this model is likely to have a significant impact on the teaching of Mathematics and Statistics. From May to August there will be further Development of pedagogical practices and professional learning supports with feedback due to be sought from September to October 2023.