Our programme was designed to balance the following elements:
Form & Freedom – At the beginning of the programme, the structure and content of the curriculum was designed by coordinators. As the programme progressed, participants were supported to take increasing initiative and responsibility for their own learning journeys.
Learning & Reflection – We incorporated time for reflection within the curriculum, enabling participants to integrate new ideas and information into their lives, deepening their understanding of themselves and the world.
Local & Global – We integrated the global context into our curriculum whilst we focused on connection and action within our local communities as a catalyst for change.
Individual & Community –Today’s world increasingly focuses on the individual over the collective, resulting in disconnection and societal problems. Our immersive residential environment provided participants with skills to nurture and value healthy communities.
Head, Heart & Hands – The elements of the curriculum engaged the head (intellectual), heart (artistic) and hands (practical) integrating these into daily life. Orientation Aotearoa provided an experiential learning environment in order to engage the whole person.