Karawhiua the reo : unlease te reo and give it heaps
Keighron, Carla; Keelan, Ra
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Citation:Keelan, R.,(2018, June). Karawhiua te reo : unlease te reo and give it heaps. Paper presented at the Early Childhood Council Annual Conference, Auckland
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/5019
Te Whāriki (MoE, 2017) emphasises the importance of weaving te reo Māori and tikanga Māori for all children into the everyday curriculum. Research however continues to reflect significant under-use of te reo Māori within the early childhood education sector by teachers. This session aims to support best practice by drawing upon the findings from our Raranga Reo research project and the newly developed He taonga mō ā tātou mokopuna: The teaching and learning guide. Supporting teachers to reflect on their own challenges, this session focusses on having fun, building courage to include te reo Māori naturally in a range of areas of their practice. The aim of this session is to support a shift from the mandatory use of te reo Māori, to practice that is truly authentic recognising te reo Māori as a living and relevant language.