Supported trial of Kōwhiti Whakapae
A project in 2022 that evaluated the effectiveness of Kōwhiti Whakapae within a programme of PLD
E kore e taea e te whenu kotahi ki te raranga i te whāriki kia mōhio tātou ki ā tatou. Mā te mahi tahi ō ngā whenu, mā te mahi tahi ō ngā kairaranga, ka oti tenei whāriki.
The whāriki of understanding cannot be woven by one strand alone. Only by the working together of strands and the working together of weavers will such a whāriki be completed.
The supported trial of Kōwhiti Whakapae was designed to evaluate the effectiveness of Kōwhiti Whakapae: Practice and progress tools to support competent and confident kaiako and mokopuna, within a programme of professional learning and development.
This kaupapa evaluated the effectiveness of the practice, and progress tools, in the areas of social and emotional learning (SEL), plus professional learning and development. It centred on the importance of culture, language and identity; authentic ways to connect with whānau and supporting kaiako to strengthen and grow their practice.
The supported trial was delivered for the Ministry of Education. A big mihi to CORE’s Early Years team and facilitation partners – SAASIA, SEEDS, and InspirED. Mihi also to our evaluation partner, the University of Waikato. Mālō le tautua (thank you all for your service).
More information about the tools can be found on the Ministry's site.