Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch champions learning as a way to transform lives, communities, organisations and cities.
Discover, connect and explore learning opportunities in Ōtautahi!
Aukahatia tō waka | Tighten the bindings of your waka (so that)
Kia kumea e te au | When pulled upon by the tides
Kia puhia e te hau | And blown by the winds
Ka huri noatia tō hoe | You can but turn your paddle (and)
Ka aro tonutia kā whetū | Continue to heed the stars.
With diverse people and organisations providing learning opportunities!
Are you a keen learner or a provider of learning opportunities? We want to hear from you! Learning City Christchurch is a movement to help you connect with learning experiences across the city. We’re keen for all people to be recognised and to move people out of silos. There are some pretty amazing things happening already but they are often hidden from view. Let’s change that.
Cool opportunities to learn in different ways and resources to help
Creating a learning city is a collective and continuing journey. Here’s a place where you can find learning opportunities that already exist in Christchurch and a chance to attend city-wide events that celebrate different ways of learning. We want to make existing learning opportunities more visible for all regardless of background, age, ethnicity or other diversities. And we want it to be fun!
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Ako Ōtautahi Learning City Christchurch is curated and nurtured by a dynamic group of trustees, including Cheryl Doig, Louisa Bangma, Elle Archer, Phil Garing, Robin Sutton, Liz Brown and Pene Abbie.
For more about this great team and what is behind this project.
We support projects that aim to reduce poverty and enable learners to be successful. We support the development of social capital - creating new links across the city using the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations as a framework. We focus on collaboration rather than competition for the benefit of all.
All people should have access to learning. This includes intergenerational learning and inclusion.
We create opportunities for families to explore learning experiences together and help individuals and groups to connect while supporting them to do their own work.
This includes transformation and disruption of things that are not working, creation of new ideas and opportunities and acting on these. We target future-focused approaches to learning, use of technology to support learning and the fostering of city-wide dispositions that are agile and adaptive. We encourage creativity and fun.