Big Picture / Authentic Learning
Te Kura’s authentic learning approach explores your interests and passions and helps you set goals for life beyond school that form the basis of your unique learning plan.
As part of our authentic learning for students in Years 11 to 13 and young adults, you’ll have the chance to work alongside adults in your field of interest and to build knowledge, understanding and skills in that area, as well as work towards a relevant qualification.
You may also have opportunities to work with other students online and face to face.
Jasen, Te Kura teacher
Examples of authentic learning include:
- working towards an internship
- building knowledge and skills in an area that interests you
- working towards a relevant, practical qualification
- job shadowing
- Gateway placements
- attendance at STAR courses.
- Participation in a year-long trades academy programme through Huarahi, our trades academy. (Note that there are limited numbers so early application is important).
Learn in your community
Your Te Kura learning advisor will help you to identify your interests and any opportunities in your community where you could take up an internship or Gateway placement, or if available a Huarahi secondary-tertiary programme
Examples of internship placements include a:
- local business
- voluntary or community organisation
- sports club
You’ll be supported in your learning by your learning advisor and a workplace mentor, as well as your supervisor and whānau.
Find out more
If you’re interested in discussing your authentic learning at Te Kura, talk with your learning advisor.