Project Based Learning Focused on Numeracy and Literacy Skills with Māori Second Chance Learners
You can download the report below for a wider view of the project.
Or available as additional resources are all the teaching and learning resources used for the Waka and Stream projects.
These are able to be adapted for local circumstances.
More importantly though, they give an indication of what resources might be required for project based learning activities with different subject topics
More about this study
Matapuna Training Centre is a small Māori Private Training Establishment based in Gisborne, offerings training opportunities including the Youth Training programmes and the Intensive Numeracy and Literacy programme.
The aim of this study was to create two integrated Project Based Learning experiences that engage Māori second chance learners. The projects included a strong numeracy and literacy focus as this is the major barrier stopping their learners gaining a qualification.
The Waka Project
This project explored Iwi approaches to waka designs, history and uses.
The Stream Project
This project explored the ecology of rivers and can be applied to any local and convenient stream or river.
These projects were designed to be easily shared with and replicated by others organisations.
The report describes the five stage project design process and then details the sequence of teaching and the resources used.
Learner profiles are included and followed by an analysis of their gain increases on literacy and numeracy scores and unit standard achievement.
Both projects have been confirmed as centre-wide projects for 2016 and beyond.
The report concludes with a discussion of the findings for teachers and learners and signals the essential elements for project based learning with these students.
Anwyl Minnaar & Peter Howarth-Jarratt, Matapuna Training Centre.
Completed: November 2015
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