Aotearoa NZ has a settler colonial education system. Educational policies and practices talk about equity, inclusion and student voice. I believe our most critical work is to design equitable teaching and learning experiences that are anchored in Tino rangatiratanga. We must talk more about who we are and who we are becoming.
I often think about these ideas when working in the garden and cooking.
"... We need to replace the industrial-age assemble line metaphor with a metaphor that works in the knowledge-age context - one that is based on the idea of a system, or a network, that has multiple possibilities, multiple connections, and multiple pathways."
Jane Gilbert (2005) The Knowledge Society and the Future of Education
What do multiple pathways look like in a classroom?
Multiple pathways to where? Achievement? Success? Knowledge building? Collaboration? A Learner profile?
Are you exploring using a new metaphor? What is it? What would the new metaphor look like on a t-shirt design?