NZDF HONOURS THOON INTERIM CEO3 July 2022
Te Rūnanga-Ā-Iwi-Ō-Ngāpuhi’s education manager Phoebe Davis has been invited to attend the Kettering Foundation’s International Research and Design meeting in Dayton, Ohio, USA from 11-14 July.
Phoebe has been independently involved with the work of the Foundation since 2014, and this invitation recognises her prestige as a research alumni and leader in indigenous curriculum design.
The meeting will bring together people from 50 nations to discuss the redesign of the Research Fellowship and International Summer learning exchanges.
Phoebe says she feels humbled and honoured to have been invited.
“My role is one of the voices of the indigenous leads in the redesign phase, and the lead into indigenous communities throughout the world.
“This work is relevant to my work at the Rūnanga as it helps me to share and engage about our education vision and the work we do in education.”
Over the past two years Phoebe has been leading international forums (via Zoom) on indigenous education looking at the role of the people in designing an indigenous curriculum, and preparatory work in developing an indigenous history curriculum, which is the stage prior to the work with educators and communities.
“I am pleased to work alongside like-minded people who I can learn from by the work they do within their own iwi in their countries. This meeting will allow us to connect, learn and engage with each other to make a difference with our own people in our home lands.”