Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Inquiry Hypothesis


The impact of mixed ability grouping and tuakana teina to enhance Year 7 & 8 Maori boys mathematics achievements.


Though our school wide data and the collective Manaiakalani data morphed my inquiry focus.
The fluid nature of mixed ability groupings where the teacher or learner can change on a basis of ‘that moment in time’ is great fit for the students in my inquiry. I hope to identify that this on a greater scale, will benefit not only our maori boys but our learners school wide.
There is currently a mental stereotype associated with streaming where student in the lower group feel a negative association with the group and their motivation for success is lesser than their peers in higher levelled groups.

Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1–13
"The tuakana–teina relationship, an integral part of traditional Māori society, provides a model for buddy systems. An older or more expert tuakana (brother, sister, or cousin) helps and guides a younger or less expert teina (originally a younger sibling or cousin of the same gender). In a learning environment that recognises the value of ako, the tuakana–teina roles may be reversed at any time. For example, the student who yesterday was the expert on te wā and explained the lunar calendar may need to learn from her classmate today about how manaakitanga (hospitality) is practised by the local hapū."
Ministry of Education. (2009). Te Aho Arataki Marau mō te Ako iTe Reo Māori – Kura Auraki (Curriculum Guidelines for Teaching and Learning Te Reo Māori in English-medium Schools: Years 1–13). Wellington, New Zealand.


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