Section 2: The review process
Whatu ngā whenu a takapa, kia tāpui, kia ita.
Weave the strands of the takapa so they may become intertwined and strong.
This whakatauākī emphasises the importance of the strands of the takapa being woven together in a way that will make them strong and enhance the mat. In the context of review, following a process can support us to engage in review that is relevant and empowering. As we work through this section, we can ask ourselves, “How effective are our review processes in providing evidence that we can use to inform and transform our practice?”
Preparing, gathering, making sense, and deciding form the basis for review. Like a weaving, they overlap and interlink, but they are all important parts of the process. We move back and forth between the parts of the process according to the pattern of our curriculum whariki - which aspects of our practice we want to look at in review and why.
In this section, a series of headings acts as a guide for the process.
Preparing / Te whakarite
- What will we review?
- How will we be clear about what we want to find out?
- What can help us?
- Preparing a plan.
Gathering / Te kohikohi
Making sense / Te whai matauranga
- What does our information tell us?
- What did we learn?
- How do we make judgments?
Deciding / Te whiriwhiri
- How do we decide what to do next?
- Developing a plan for action.
- Sharing the results of review.
A review story from Aratika Educare (fictitious name for this service) illustrates the process of preparing, gathering, making sense, and deciding. Their review took place over a three-month period.
In this section