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Friday, April 23, 2021

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25may9:30 am4:30 pm8th International Knowledge and Education Research Unit Symposium (KERU)Re-booting New Zealand Education: Connecting our Progressive Past to a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum


Event Details

KERU is based in the School of Critical Studies and has members from across the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland and an academic from AUT.

The symposium, ‘Re-booting New Zealand Education: Connecting our Progressive Past to a Knowledge-Rich Curriculum’ is open to teachers, policy-influencers, policy-makers, researchers – anyone interested in curriculum reform. Responding to the Government’s proposals to reform education, members of the Knowledge and Education Research Unit (KERU) discuss their research about knowledge, curriculum design and pedagogy to propose a knowledge-rich curriculum which draws on the best of this country’s progressive education traditions.

KERU researchers: Elizabeth Rata, Graham McPhail, Tauwehe Tamati, Alexis Siteine, Megan Lourie, Barbara Ormond, and John Morgan are all former teachers from the secondary, primary, bilingual, and kura kaupapa Māori sectors. Our commitment to curriculum reform is motivated by decades of classroom teaching and informed by years of intensive research. See their full profiles here.

Why should all young people spend years at school acquiring this complex knowledge? Does it really matter? We say ‘yes’ and the symposium explains why.

See the programme here.


(Friday) 9:30 am - 4:30 pm


Epsom Campus

74 Epsom Avenue


University of AucklandJulie Bringans j.bringans@auckland.ac.nz


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