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Student Activism: Learning Through Doing

Written by Sophie Watson from NZCER, this research paper explores what student activism looks like in Aotearoa.

Collection: Indigenous Worldviews

We have curated a collection of resources for educators, with articles, videos, podcasts and books exploring regenerative worldviews.

Kāpiti Ākonga Championing Change

Read this Education Gazette article about student agency and authentic local learning at Paekākāriki School.

Exploring in Nature: Stories and Benefits

Watch two inspiring videos telling stories from Early Learning and Primary educators in Aotearoa, highlighting benefits and tips.

Retelling the Story of Humans and Nature

Filmmaker Damon Gameau speaks at TEDx Sydney: can we tell a new, but old, story about humans and nature that will reshape our world?

Hope and a Big Dose of Reality: Teaching Climate Action

This Ako article, published by NZEI Te Riu Roa and written by Veronika Meduna, takes an honest and inspiring look at climate education

Celebrating the Southern Seasons

Juliet Batten's books support kaiako and whānau to learn about and connect more deeply with seasonal changes, stories and rituals.

Education for Sustainability Curriculum Resources

Visit Te Kete Ipurangi | NZ Curriculum Online to explore the rationale and pedagogy of EfS, along with stories of schools and ākonga.

Climate Justice: Why does it matter?

NZCER research briefing exploring climate justice, and the interconnections with indigenous worldviews and rights-based frameworks.

Going With the Flow

Menstruation and rainbow-inclusive practices in the outdoors, including diverse stories and practical tips for educators.

Why Playing in Nature is Good for Kids

This RNZ interview with Celia Hogan from Little Kiwis Nature Play provides an excellent overview for kaiako and whānau.

Education for a Climate Resilient Future

This Education Gazette article includes interviews with education researchers and leaders, along with stories of empowered ākonga.

Effective Approaches to Connect Children with Nature

Carla Wilson brings together research on the principles for effectively engaging young people with nature.

NZAEE Webinar: Climate Education

NZCER Researcher Rachel Bolstad and teachers Kate and Brent from Ao Tawhiti in Ōtautahi discuss ideas, opportunities and examples.

Te Mahi Oneone Hua Parakore

A Māori Soil Sovereignty and Wellbeing Handbook: Jessica Hutchings and Jo Smith explore Māori relationships with soil and food.

The Nature Connection Handbook

A guide for increasing people's connection with nature, from the world-leading research team at the University of Derby, UK.

Pūtātara Webinar

Sarah Hopkinson gives an engaging tour of the Pūtātara website and teachers from Fergusson Intermediate share their inspiring story.

Climate Change: What Can Schools Do?

This NZCER research summary has clear advice to help schools transition to a low-carbon future and support action on climate change.

Local Curriculum, Mātauranga and Science

Shawn Cooper shares his insights on embedding mātauranga and developing local curriculum.

Partnerships for Primary Teaching Webinar

Sally Carson (NZ Marine Studies Centre) and Paul Murray (Para Kore) discuss partnerships and projects for primary schools and kura.

Maramataka article from The Spinoff

Move over astrology, it’s time to return to the Māori lunar calendar.

Revisioning School Camps

Support for teachers and leaders to develop localised, place-responsive, student-centred school camp programmes.

Introducing the EfS Achievement Standards

Educators Andrea Soanes and Lyn Rogers are joined by teacher Kate Rivers, with inspiring examples from Rangi Ruru in Ōtautahi.

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