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Te Āwheonui: Centre for Professional Learning and Development

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Te Āwheonui: Centre for Professional Learning and Development

The newly established Te Āwheonui, Centre for Professional Learning and Development, is a team of ex-teachers, researchers and accredited facilitators able to provide targeted professional learning and development (PLD) to schools, kura and Kāhui Ako.

Responding to the recent changes the Ministry of Education have implemented in how schools access centrally funded PLD, Te Āwheonui builds upon the learnings from previous PLD programmes, including Kia Eke Panuku, Te Kotahitanga (Waikato University), He Kākano (Te Whare Wānanga o Awanuiārangi) and Star Path (Auckland University), to provide a responsive service that focusses on the potential of educators, students and whānau.

Our team is committed to supporting schools, kura and Kāhui Ako to realise the vision of Ka Hikitia – Māori students enjoying and achieving educational success as Māori. We operate from a core understanding that the best PLD is resolutely transformative, collaborative, strengths based and is focussed on the needs of our students. We draw on Kaupapa Māori and Culturally Responsive and Relational Principles of practice, and use whakawhanaungatanga as a foundation for purposeful relationships with schools and educators we work alongside.