Collaborative approaches to teaching and learning: 2023 curation of rauemi.

By Judy Bruce

In this article, we share a curated collection of rauemi related to the important topic of collaboration. These are excerpts from the 2023 Change Kete.

Most schools working toward new builds and redevelopments will consider: to what extent is our school growing and supporting collaborative approaches to teaching and learning?

Collaboration differs from cooperation and coordination, and includes shared commitment, planning, and resourcing, interdependence, and a shift away from autonomy, the co-design and sharing of operational structures and increased risk and the need for trusting relationships.

Increasingly schools are engaging in collaborative approaches to teaching and learning. Research indicates that effective teacher collaboration leads to increased outcomes for ākonga, as well as increased staff collegiality, morale and professional learning. The pedagogical journey toward collaboration is challenging and long term (approximately 3-5 years to implement). 

For ākonga, learning to collaborate is an important 21st century skill. A collaborative approach to learning fosters opportunities for increased problem solving and interpersonal skills, as ākonga learn to work together. A tuakana-teina model of learning leads to opportunities for growth and learning, both for the ‘knower’ and the ‘learner’. 

To learn more about collaborative approaches to teaching and learning: 

  • Read through the pdf attached, where we share 7 useful resources, with online links. 
  • Check out the Tārai Kura website for stories and resources on collaboration curated for schools working toward transformation.
  • Browse the Grow Waitaha webpage on this topic. 


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