Provisional Programme as at 27 August 2021. May be subject to change.

Programme Themes and Topics

The conference committee are working hard to finalise the conference programme and this will be available for download during the week of 9 August. The programme will comprise of the below listed workshops, keynote presentations and field trips. 

Primary and Junior Social Studies

• Aotearoa histories in local contexts

• Enhancing your local curriculum through education outside the classroom 

• Head, heart, hand: teaching societal issues in Years 5-10

• Slavery in 2021?: an exploration of Modern Day Slavery in Social Studies

• Creating meaningful, integrated local curriculum

• Assessment through Evidence Gathering in Junior Social Studies

• Social Inquiry for local curriculum - Designing rich learning experiences for Years 0-10

• Be the Change Maker. Empower your students to make a positive impact both socially and environmentally in their local community.

Social Science subjects taught in Primary and Secondary schools

• Doc Edge Schools: Latest Release Educational Documentaries - Online and Nationwide

• Google Earth is not just for Geography Teachers

• Some things to know about Aotearoa/NZ History, 3000BC to the present

• ETV and EVA as Resource for the Teaching of Aotearoa NZ Histories from 2022.

• Learning Through Action - Climate Change and Local Government Civic Education

• Kā Huru Manu - The Ngāi Tahu Digital Atlas

• Tāngata Ngāi Tahu - People of Ngāi Tahu

• Revision Activities for Social Scientists

• Collecting and Using Your Own GIS data with Survey 123

• Paying attention to Perspectives

• Centering Climate Justice in Schools’ Responses to Climate Change

• He Kaupapa Tūmanako: Developing practices of Hope for young New Zealander's 

• Pasifika people, place & politics in the 21st century

• Enriching Pasifika learners through social studies

NCEA Change

• The Review of Achievements and the Social Sciences.

New initiatives from government and NGO’s

• New initiatives: Parliament’s Education team

 NZ Histories Years 1-6 Implementation Strategy

• Save the Children NZ – Fostering a Children’s Rights Approach to Social and Environmental Issues in the Classroom

• From Grandpa’s shed to bicultural museum: MOTAT’s journey

• Building Engaged Citizens

• Stories from rangatahi who are changing the world

• Planning for the new curriculum: A panel discussion

New ways of teaching and learning in this ever-changing world

• Teaching a decolonised Māori and Pākehā histories in Primary Social Studies and Secondary History.

• Using Google Forms and Sites to make Breakout style Activities

• Developing digital citizenship in a changing world: Core learning in social studies

• Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Drone Pilot Workshop: A University-School Partnership

• Developing empathy in students through migration stories and digital technologies

 Psychology, a subject for a changing world.

•  Showcasing career options in the Tourism & Hospitality Industries through Virtual Reality

•  Demographics and Diversity: Asia and Aotearoa

• A guide to financial education for student wellbeing and community impact.

• How Education Perfect can support the new Aotearoa New Zealand's Histories Curriculum and teaching and learning within the Social Sciences

• Building your understanding of GIS

• The Mad Geographer (BreakoutEDU Game)

• Strands of a taura whiri:   strengthening the strands of Māori–non-Māori whanaungatanga (relationality) by the transformative telling of New Zealand history.

• LEARNZ online field trips

• The Embodiment of Te Tiriti o Waitangi - two personal journeys

• Teaching Tourism in 2021: Embracing Change

• Spark curiosity, build understanding with resources and questions

Pedagogical Approaches

• Teaching the Holocaust in Aotearoa New Zealand

• ‘Statues don't teach; teachers teach’: Using the memorials and markers from our past to better understand our history

• Online resources from Manatū Taonga – Ministry for Culture and Heritage to support teaching and learning Aotearoa New Zealand Histories

Social Science Assessment approaches

• Insights into Social Studies learning in Aotearoa New Zealand schools.

• Updating how learning in social studies is assessed and reported


• Why the world needs more social science. Now!

• Holocaust Centre of New Zealand Programmes for Teachers

• Educational travel in a post COVID-19 world

• Beyond Victims and Villains: Young People’s Acts of Citizenship during Covid-19

How to integrate Aotearoa New Zealand's histories into your local curriculum

• Aotearoa New Zealand history curriculum workshop

• The possibilities of blended learning  for teaching Economics


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Conferences & Events Ltd
Conference Manager: Ali Howard
 +64  4 384 1511

This event is organised by Conferences & Events Ltd, Wellington, Auckland, Nelson & Nationwide.  We are a New Zealand business.