Teaching approaches

Innovative, responsive teachers can make a real difference to the achievement of their ākonga. The way ākonga are taught affects how they learn.

Kaiako should choose approaches that are appropriate to the situation, the needs of ākonga, and the particular learning context. For example, the activity could be negotiating the school playground equipment as a group with arms linked together, the context could be developing effective group work, and the teacher could decide to use the experiential learning cycle to examine the issues around working well as a group.