Dispositions linked to Te Whāriki.

What are Dispositions?

Dispositions are the developing skills and  attitudes and the characteristics of children  and how they are learning.

Within the New Zealand curriculum for early childhood there are five strands.  I  have linked the learning dispositions to the strands.  These are useful for using within your learning stories you write for children.

Mana Atua

Well Being

Learning to have trust

learning to have playfulness

learning to show innovation

learning to participate

learning to be involved

learning to have a go

learning to apply past knowledge

learning to be tolerant

learning to contribute

learning to be kind

learning to share

Mana Whenua

Belonging

learning to show curiosity

learning to be courageous

learning to be secure

learning to show an interest

learning to devlop friendships

learning to be confident

learning to believe in ones self

learning to value ones own belief

learning to be at peace

learning to have a sense of humour

Manga tangata

Contribution

Learning to show responsibility

learning to negotiate

learning to be independent

learning to think critically

learning to show empathy

learning to pursue social justice

learning to care

learning to demonstrate flexibility

learning to be respectful

learning to love and be passionate

learning to show mindfulness

learning to manage impulsiveness

learning to strive for accuracy

learning to inspire others

learning to help others

learning to be useful

Mana Reo

Communication

learning to show confidence

learning to express ideas

learning to question

learning to consider consequences

learning to listen actively

learning to express and create

learning to be a reader

learning to converse

learning to debate

learning to problem solve

learning to ask questions

learning to be assertive

learning to think and communicate with clarity and precision

learning to display initiative

learning to use technology

Mana Aotūroa

Exploration

Learning to  take up challenges

learning to show perseverance and persistence

learning to respond to uncertainty

learning to wonder and imagine

learning to develop theories

learning to explore

learning to take risks

learning to problem solve

learning to be resilient

learning to think creatively

learning to research

learning to have determination

learning to gather data through all senses

learning to experiment

learning to be creative

These dispositions are seen within teachers as they work alongside children,  Through my experience i have noticed that in order for children to learn a lot of these dispositions they must also see them within the people that surround them.  Teachers, parents, grand parents, caregivers and siblings engaging with children help these dispositions to develop.  Modelling dispositions through our behaviours is important.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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