We worked with Chrome Toaster to bring together a team of experts in kaupapa Māori, wellbeing, education, psychology and cultural design to create groundbreaking resources that are critical tools in the government's Te Tiriti o Waitangi-led response to support social and emotional learning.
Children and young people learn best when they feel accepted and connected, enjoy positive relationships with friends and teachers, and are active, visible members of their learning community.
The Ata and Oho resource collections put inclusion at the heart of all learning. Inclusive teaching encourages models and explores inquiry, curiosity, fairness, social justice, honesty, responsibility and acting ethically. It fosters character qualities in our tamariki of joy, happiness, love, excitement and humility.
We used a bicultural and inclusive approach that brought together design thinking, user experience design and wānanga, the co-design team developed these resources for teachers to use with learners in various ways and contexts.
Oho and Ata make it easier for teachers to notice and respond to Social and Emotional Learning — using two of the key competencies from The New Zealand Curriculum, Relating to others and Managing self.