Culturally responsive relationships and practices support and promote the development of learners’ confidence in their identity, language and culture. These relationships are explicitly acknowledged and understood by teachers and learners and contribute to an inclusive learning environment in which there are equitable opportunities to learn.
This video illustrates
Domain 4: Responsive curriculum, effective teaching and opportunity to learn
- Effective, culturally responsive pedagogy supports and promotes student learning
- Students participate and learn in caring, collaborative, inclusive learning communities
This video also illustrates
Domain 3: Educationally powerful connections and relationships
- School and community are engaged in reciprocal, learning-centred relationships
Domain 2: Leadership for equity and excellence
- Leadership builds relational trust and effective collaboration at every level of the school community
- Learners’ prior knowledge and cultural experiences are integrated into curriculum, teaching and learning
- Ako based, reciprocal relationships enable teachers and learners to develop the capability to move between teaching/learning roles according to the context
- The shift to agentic positioning and the focus on each individual’s potential has been deliberate and significant for the school community.
Things to think about
- How well does your curriculum, and your pedagogy, enable students to bring their identities, knowledge, language and culture to their and others learning?
- How far are you on the journey from a learner deficit to a learner potential focus?