For MANZ to continue to support service/schools who have attended the Strengthening Biculturalism in Montessori Wananga the next step is the ‘Health Check.’
This is an opportunity to have a specialised kaiako in this field come and assist with development in your service/kura of blending Montessori and biculturalism together.
Anaru, and possibly Maria Kapa, will visit your service/school observing practice and principles using a Te Ao Maori lens (TAM). It will be kakano (child) centred.
– observe principles and practice in the learning environment.
– use evidence based tools to identify TAM principles and practice of the kaiarahi through observation and video.
– provide some specific guidance on how to support development in areas of identified need.
– provide individualised centre specific TAM learning enhancement practices for te kakano (the child).
– provide verbal. This could be done via Skype.
– provide a detailed written report with suggested next steps for the centre/kura and kaiako.
Note: Videos maybe taken to assist with observations. These belong to the service/kura and will only be used for feedback of Te Ao Māori(TAM) Practice Health Check for Service/Kura and Kakano (the child) time.
Prior to the visit the service/kura will need to provide a map of the centre/school with areas of interaction identified, ie. kitchen, toilets, learning areas, outdoor areas, other designated area names.
Time At Service/Kura: Up to 3 hours
Cost: $550 + costs.
Anaru and Maria Kapa
Anaru and Maria have worked with MANZ developing the Strengthening Biculturalism Wananga. Through this work they have: identified key cultural constructs and developed models of practice from research calibrating these with Montessori practice and developed workable models for assessing Te Ao Māori and child neurodevelopment.