Me tau pōike, tau atu, tau atu - Learning in Crises
The Māori text, “Me tau pōike, tau atu, tau atu’, drawn from a line of Sir Timoti Kāretu’s ngeri ‘Ki mai nei a Te Wharehuia’, steers us when working towards equilibrium, a state of equipoise - living in balance. COVID-19 is a global existential crisis. Further crises in education include the impacts of climate change and systemic issues such as racism, cultural and gender related inequities and disparities between economically advantaged and other learners. These intersecting crises threaten to keep us in an unjust space of dis-equilibrium or imbalance. A key current challenge is to use what we have learnt from responding to the COVID-19 crisis to improve education for all, moving towards an equitable equilibrium. To learn and then to act is the mission of educators.
2021 Conference Host
Te Herenga Waka Victoria University of Wellington
Faculty of Education
For the first time, the Executive Officer will be taking on the role of the conference organiser. Our new website allows NZARE to organise conference in-house. It is an exciting time for NZARE and we look forward to this challenge in 2021.
The role of the conference organiser is to assist in implementing the vision and goals of the conference committee.
2021 Conference Committee
Conference Convenor 2021 contact
Meegan Hall - Te Herenga Waka
Emma Cunningham - Manukau Institute of Technology
Mere Skerrett - Te Herenga Waka
Pine Southon - Te Herenga Waka
Peng Xu - Student & Emerging Researcher - Te Herenga Waka
Robyn Caygill - Ministry of Education
Martyn Reynolds - Researcher
Mira Peters - Ministry of Education