Haerenga (journeys) provide many opportunities within teaching and learning. They can offer a place responsive approach where ākonga can explore history, culture, community and environment while building lasting relationships with significant local places they are traveling through. They can be designed to be simple and low-cost using what is local and readily available and can give ākonga the chance to be part of the design process.
Planning a Haerenga
Here are some considerations that could assist you when planning a haerenga for your students. This resource is not intended to be prescriptive and some aspects may not be relevant to your school and/or community.
Hear about some of the haerenga (journeys) that are happening throughout schools in Aotearoa? We have had 5 generous kaiako share with us via zoom interviews how they are using haerenga in their teaching and learning programmes. Right from ECE through to senior Outdoor Education courses. These interviews are between 10-20 minutes each so if you’re interested, work your way through these awesome stories and ideas.
Jane Townsend - Nayland College
Jarrod Clarke - Mt Maunganui College
Gayle Croft - Tiaki ECE
Derrick Newton - Kristen School
Michelle Matthews - Otago Girls High School
Michelle Matthews from Otago Girls High School shares the story of their haerenga that is based straight out of the school gate exploring and connecting with their local places and weaving in mātauranga Māori. It's a haerenga that is growing and developing every year as Michelle deepens her own knowledge around mātauranga Māori.
- Classroom, Curriculum & Assessment
- EOTC Conference 2020
- EOTC Research
- Good Practice Stories
- Revisioning School Camps
- Te Ao Māori
- Te Whakatika
- Journal of Outdoor and Environmental Education
- Unit Standard Assessment Resources
- Embracing Uncertainty Conference (EONZ, NZHEA, PENZ) 2021