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*The committee reserves the right to update the programme as required

Programme Overview

DateDay Event                         Evening Event                  
Wednesday, 5 OctoberOpening Ceremony
Conference Day 1

Welcome Networking Function 

Thursday,  6 OctoberConference Day 2
Afternoon Field Trips
Conference Dinner
Friday, 7 October Conference Day 3

*The committee reserves the right to update the programme as required.

Programme Themes and Topics

The programme comprises of the workshops listed below, keynote presentations and field trips.

Primary and Junior Social Studies

• Enhancing your local curriculum through education outside the classroom 

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

• 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.

• Creating Social Studies curriculum in times of change

Social Science subjects taught in Primary and Secondary schools

• Google Earth is not just for Geography Teachers

• 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

• 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

• Colonisation overview: how it happened here

• Secondary Tourism Curriculum changes– Discussing possible Big Ideas for level 3 Tourism curriculum

• Revision Activities for Social Scientists

NCEA Change

• NCEA Change Programme

• Preparing your Geography department for 2024 and beyond

New initiatives from government and NGO’s

• New initiatives: Parliament’s Education team

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

• Building Engaged Citizens

• Implementing the new curriculum: A panel discussion

• Supporting young people to know their rights and have a voice

• Canterbury Maps - Using Location Intelligence to be read and Embrace Change

• Mana Orite

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.

• Gamify Learning by 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

 Psychology, a subject for a changing world.

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

• Demographics and Diversity: Asia and Aotearoa

• Building your understanding of GIS

• The Mad Geographer (BreakoutEDU Game)

• Teaching Tourism in 2021: Embracing Change

• Spark curiosity, build understanding with resources and questions

• Canterbury Maps - Using Location Intelligence to be read and Embrace Change

• Stronger social citizens through financial literacy: Creating lasting social impact

• Discover Education Perfect's new support for the Aotearoa NZ Histories Curriculum and our free Cross-Curricular resources from Science    Alive Mātauranga

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.

• Exploring ways to assess and report learning in social studies


• Educational travel in a post COVID-19 world

• Aotearoa New Zealand history curriculum workshop

• ANZH and the NZC refresh - Getting started


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Conference Organisers

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.