Resource research and development
The project established a data analysis and research team to investigate data and resources created and owned by project partners. The objectives of this work were as follows:
- Uncover themes, trends, and patterns about the ways in which teachers and students are discovering and accessing learning resources within partner agency collections.
- Create a systematic, integrated map of the current provision of culture and heritage learning resources.
- Communicate the stories of how teachers and students discover and access resources based on analysis of the data.
The project also developed resources in both te reo Māori and English to address priorities identified by case study schools and project partners.
Te reo Māori resources — interactive digital biography stories
The project created 3 interactive stories in te reo Māori about a Māori ancestor. These resources provide te reo Māori curriculum content for Māori medium students and teachers involved in the case studies and for the partner agencies in the project.
Work with 2 Māori medium schools involved in the case studies, Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Taumarere and Te Kura Kaupapa Māori o Whangaroa, guided the development of the resources.
English resources — curiosity cards
The project created a set of 15 completed curiosity cards, each containing an Aotearoa New Zealand heritage item and a series of ‘fertile’ questions. Fertile questions are an established type of inquiry question, designed to act as a catalyst for deep thinking and exploration.
The cards were tested at multiple levels and respond to identified resource gaps, including resources for younger people (including printed material).
Selected cards include a question written in te reo Māori. The te reo Māori questions were formulated in te reo rather than translated.
The first-released curiosity cards depict heritage items relevant to 2 Aotearoa New Zealand initiatives:
- the He Tohu exhibition, with a specific focus on Women’s Suffrage, aligning with Suffrage 125 celebrations
- the Tuia — Encounters 250 programme.
Each card has a link to a set of curated resources on the DigitalNZ website that gives more information about the heritage item, including its context and background.
Explore the curiosity cards