Tara Fagan

Tara Fagan

Wellington, New Zealand

Project Director of Raranga Matihiko | Weaving Digital Futures which is led by Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. The programme provides in-depth learning for students to empower them to think, challenge and create using authentic, integrated experiences.

I am passionate about ensuring everyone has access to quality education.  Learning to learn is powerful; knowing how to create and access knowledge is an essential life skill.  

My background in early childhood education provides me with a strong understanding of the importance of well-being and belonging before learning can happen.  It has also shown me the importance of play and creativity.  I build these aspects into any programme I develop and have seen how these help support the learner.

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I love being inspirted by projects that help learners have access to quality education.  

How can education support students to flourish?

Education provides opportunities to students as they learn how to learn, how to access knowledge and how to create with knowledge.

What role does innovation play in education change?

We know that the current education systems do not work for all learners.  Innovation is key for change.  We need systems that keep the curiosity and playfulness of early childhood, systems that provide a wide range of support for learners and a system that provides options and alternatives so students can choose the approach and the way they learn best.