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Children’s University Massey
Children’s University engages children and young people in exciting, out-of-school learning opportunities with an aim to raise their aspirations for higher education and encourage lifelong learning. As lifelong learning is something Massey University strongly believes in, we are proud to be piloting Children’s University with several primary schools in the Manawatū in 2021.
We aim to expand the programme in 2022.
What is Children’s University?
The programme begins with schools joining Massey’s Children’s University network. Children join the programme through their school and are issued a Passport to Learning. The Passport to Learning is where Children’s University members ‘collect’ their learning. Each activity is recorded, along with the time spent, and validated with a stamp from the Learning Destination. As learning hours accrue, children build towards Children’s University certificates awarded at graduations.
Once 30 hours of learning are reached, students may graduate to celebrate their achievements.
Learning Destinations are places and organisations that children can ‘travel’ with their Passport to Learning. They provide high quality learning activities and experiences that have been validated by Children’s University’s own quality assurance process. A Learning Destination can range from a museum to a farm or from an airport to a corporate business so long as the learning activity connects with Children’s University learning and is linked to actual higher education course provision.
For more information, see the Australasia Children’s University Website
Also, check out this awesome video from Children’s University Canterbury Te Mātāpuna Mātātahi | Children’s University
Please direct any enquiries to:
Ruth Jackson +6469519288
HeyJoung Choi-Millward +6469517086
Diane August +6469517075
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Last updated on Friday 23 July 2021