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New Zealand Social Sciences Conference 2022 – Embracing Change 

'Kei tua o Tāwauwau te rā e whiti ana' – Rewi Maniapoto
Beyond these troubling times the sun is shining 


Tēnā Koutou Katoa
To all conference delegates from Ngā Hau e Whā o Aotearoa.

We welcome you to Ōtautahi Christchurch and trust you will have an enjoyable and worthwhile time attending our conference and our environs. Christchurch Town Hall will be the venue for the 9th Biennial NZ Social Sciences Conference on the 5th-7th October 2022. It is fitting that our location for the conference is Ōtautahi Christchurch, a city that has had to ‘Embrace Change' like no other in recent years. 

We chose the theme of ‘Embracing Change’ as that has certainly been an essential value in teaching in this challenging Covid-19 world. The theme provides a wonderful opportunity to come together and explore new ways of doing things. The sun will rise at the end of these troubled times and energise our efforts. As we learn and challenge each other, and work together as a team of teachers, we will reinforce that the social sciences, more than ever, is a fundamental pillar of the NZ curriculum.  

As social science educators we are about to be engaged in some major curriculum and assessment changes, Aotearoa New Zealand Histories; New Zealand Social Sciences Curriculum Refresh and NCEA Changes will require sound pedagogy and creative assessment practices as schools design, adapt and think of new ways to approach teaching the Social Sciences. NZ SocCon 2022 aims to be a conduit for the important conversation between primary and secondary educators to ensure that teaching and learning in these new social science initiatives follows a clear, smooth, and logical pathway.

Come and celebrate, as a Social Science community, the breadth and diversity of our subject area. The conference will include inspiring keynote speakers and headliners, as well as a wide range of practical workshops that will prepare educators for the CHANGES to the Social Science curriculum.

We look forward to welcoming you to SOCCON 2022
in Ōtautahi Christchurch.

Hei konā mai
Callum Green
NZ SocCon 2022 Conference Chairperson

 (Image: Quinn Smith - Burnside High School)

(Image: Quinn Smith - Burnside High School)


 Early Bird March 2022 extended to 31 August 2022

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Call for Submissions 

Abstract submission deadline: 9 June 2021

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