Cognitive Capabilities

No Minister

Courtesy of the lovely Maggy Wassilieff over at Kiwiblog comes the result of her investigation into all the wonderful new ideas from our Education Experts.

Maggy has a PhD in Biology and spent decades working on New Zealand environmental issues, as well as teaching.

She’s found a link to their new plans to revamp the School curriculum and strengthen Maths and Literacy teaching – or at least half of it:

Common Practice Model-2023 (Phase 1)

  • Kaiako (teachers) will *recognise that the artefacts, concepts, and ideas of maths are cultural
  • but Ākonga (students) areare encouraged to interrogate dominant discourses and assumptions, including that maths is benign, neutral, and culture-free.
  • This will include terms such as Data sovereignty, humanising mathematics, teaching maths for social justice (TMfSJ),, ethnomathematics,maths + {conscientisation, equity, ethics, citizenship}.

Which is all funny enough but it was the following that caught my eye as Maggy bolded it:

Ākonga:

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