Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Tuakana-Teina DVD

There is a DVD available that looks at the concept of Tuakana-Teina relationships in early childhood education settings. It was created by Massey University and Wycliffe Nga Tamariki Kindergarten as a part of the Centre of Innovation work.

The DVD is reviewed by Bev Clark in Early Education journal V44 Spring/Summer pp. 30-31

The Dvd discusses Tuakana Teina as a concept and compares this to the idea of scaffolding, looking at the differences between these ideas which come up so often in discussions with Centres.

The image of a waka is woven through discussion, looking at the importance of recognising roles and responsibilities of every member of the teaching and learning community.

The DVD contains a number of case study video clips from the Kindergarten which illustrate the ideas being discussed.

This is a great resource that would be a 'must see' for all early childhood teachers and educators and at $15 is incredibly affordable.

You can order the DVD by writing to School of Educational Studies
Massey College of Education
Private Bag 11 222
Palmerston North

or email T.D.Beattie@massey.ac.nz

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