- Re-look at lay the groundwork. How could you strengthen learning for all children?
- Continue to notice & recognise the progress of individual children.
- Keep adjusting how you respond to children’s progress based on what you notice.
Rangatiratanga can be translated as chieftainship with chiefly autonomy, inherited from the ancestors and gifted to all mokopuna. Urutaunga can be viewed as an everyday skill of effectively navigating different environments and expectations.
For children in an education setting, agency means being able to make choices, set goals and plans, and follow through. Adaptability means that children are able to respond flexibly to different contexts and expectations, held both by others and themselves.
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with agency and adaptability are woven through all strands of 'Te Whāriki', prompting kaiako to respond to children with consistent guidance, encouragement and support.
Children’s agency and adaptability are fostered in inclusive, empowering environments that uphold Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Identity, language and culture impact on how agency and adaptability are expressed and enacted.