Friday, 13 October 2017

Teacher Effectiveness Profile

I have been thinking about the Teacher Effectiveness Profile (TEP) from the 2004 and 2005 iterations of Te Kotahitanga progamme, but I decided to write this blog after reading a colleague's post.

"The Effective Teaching Profile consists of six elements.
  1. Manaakitanga – teachers care for their students as culturally located human beings above all else.
  2. Mana motuhake – teachers care for the performance of their students.
  3. Nga whakapiringatanga – teachers are able to create a secure, well-managed learning environment.
  4. Wananga – teachers are able to engage in effective teaching interactions with Māori students as Māori.
  5. Ako – teachers can use strategies that promote effective teaching interactions and relationships with their learners.
  6. Kotahitanga – teachers promote, monitor and reflect on outcomes that in turn lead to improvements in educational achievement for Māori students."
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I had previously lined the TEP up with the Registered Teacher Criteria  ( but have not updated it to the new EduCANZ criteria, which, like TEP, are fewer.

The point about this in relation to my colleague's work, linked to above, is that if we do not take her next step "... to find ways to incorporate their cultural experiences into school life and to increase our use of indigenous cultural references in our teaching" in relation to our large Filipino/a students, a she herself mentions, we would be failing in our duty of manaakitanga  to them.

I cannot easily find resources online about what "cultural repressiveness" to Filipino/a students might look like, a next step might be to ask the Filipino families that question. It's an interesting thought but I suspect that, since these students seem to come from homes where education is highly valued, the answer would be expect only the highest standards from them. 

Another point of interest that Tagalog (an official language of the Philippines, spoken by a quarter of their population)  and Māori belong to the Austronesian family of languages, there is some crossover to be exploited in te reo Māori lessons.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your thoughts John. One idea in Wendy Halvorsen's blog, a fellow student from Mindlab Timaru is to ask the Filipino and other communities to.contribute to a pot-luck supper. You can find a link to her to blog entry here: