Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga

Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga | Association of Educators Beyond the Classroom is the professional Association of educators working in the cultural and heritage space in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

The Association, formerly known as the Museums Education Association of New Zealand (MEANZ), was refreshed in 2018 to encompass all educators working in the cultural and heritage space as well as reflecting that we are all kaitiaki of the taonga in our respective institutions.  

The Association aims to connect education professionals in museums, galleries, environmental and other groups in the community learning space and provide support, advice, professional learning, and dialogue across the sector. 

We are community based with a focus on local stories, history and placed-based education to support the teaching of the unique history and cultural context of Aotearoa.  

Our committee members are all volunteers and we do this so we can remain fees-free for our members. 

We meet regularly online through webinars, through our community of practice, and share through our Facebook page.

Education not as the sole responsibility of the school but of the community in its entirety.”
- Gregory A. Smith

Professional Development Programme

Te Pū Tiaki Mana Taonga has a range of professional learning opportunities, some funded through the Ministry of Culture and Heritage Capability Fund.  The webinars, online courses and resources can be accessed via the tabs at the top of this page or the links below.

Webinar Series

A series of webinars on topics including the NZ curriculum, Mātauranga Māori, creating engaging programmes outside the classroom, reaching students remotely in the COVID-era, and much more!  These recorded webinars can be accessed on our YouTube Channel.

Access the webinars here or on the tab above.

Online Course

Five online courses for you to learn from.

Learning During and After COVID-19: Developing Online Education Programmes

Enriching curriculum through culture and heritage in Aotearoa, New Zealand

Best Practices for Culture and Heritage Education in Aotearoa New Zealand

Object-Based Learning (OBL) in the Cultural Heritage Sector of Aotearoa New Zealand

Connecting Across the Culture and Heritage Sector in Aotearoa New Zealand

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