Ko te tāhū mō ēnei whakatakotoranga, ko ngā whakaaro o te kāhui whakaruruhau, kia tirohia tētehi atu huarahi ki te aromatawai i ā tātou pouako, i ā tātou ākonga. Tētehi wāhanga o taua whakaaro, kia whakaarohia i roto i te wairua Māori, tikanga Māori hoki.
Rukuhia, Rarangahia invites us to delve into and seek out the essence and elements of aromatawai to help guide our decision-making about learning and teaching for Māori ākonga in Māori medium contexts.
This paper was commissioned by the Ministry of Education with the express task of presenting a Māori medium assessment position. A team of writers and contributors made up of experienced practitioners and leaders with explicit skills, knowledge and expertise of pedagogy, effective teacher practices, mātauranga Māori and aromatawai were invited to participate in a series of hui and wānanga in the development of this paper.
Rukuhia, Rarangahia was developed and written using collaborative approaches by the following:
Tuteira Pōhatu, Mereana Anderson, Margie Hohepa, Hūrae White, Laura Hawkesworth, Renae Savage, Ella Newbold, Nan Wehipeihana and Frances Goulton, with editorial support from Melissa Brewerton.