The aim of this project is to develop a co-constructed transferable framework of culturally and linguistically sustaining socio-emotional learning (SEL) pedagogies among teachers, students, whanau, iwi, hapu and community. It will enable teachers to develop and integrate these SEL strategies within their teaching and learning programmes that enhances support for the identities, languages and cultures of their students. This will be achieved through a participatory action research (PAR) methodology aligned with and mutually informed by Kaupapa Maori Research methodologies. The project outcomes will be suitable for SEL in family and community contexts, and inclusive of the bicultural context of Aotearoa New Zealand.
Located in the Taumutu Runanga of the Ngai Tahu rohe (region), the project aligns with the values and priorities of the runanga, the participating schools--Hornby Primary and Hornby Secondary and their Uru Manuka Cluster (Learning Community), and the whanau, hapu and iwi communities. Within a r