Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

David Lakisa
Cultural Diversity Consultant
Want to engage more fully Pacific Islander and Maori students in your classroom? This interactive workshop is designed to help you develop cross-cultural competencies ...
Target Audience
All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community liaison officers.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

The interactive workshop is designed to assist educators in developing a greater understanding of cross-cultural competencies in and outside of the classroom. Using the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) framework, the workshop also aims to improve practical applications when working with Pacific Islander and Maori learners.

Audience

All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community liaison officers.

Available Delivery Formats

This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

Start Date Location Availability Price    
22/06/2017 Sth Western Sydney Places available $329 + GST Enrol Now

Sessions

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

6 hours

1. Introduction
2. Pasifika Cultural Knowledge, Expectations and Perceptions
3. Current Issues and Case Studies
4. Practical Strategies (Australian-Pasifika Education Guidelines)
5. Summary: Pasifika Council Meeting

What To Bring

Notebook and pen

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About the team


David Lakisa

Creator

David Lakisa has worked in the education sector at various secondary, tertiary and private levels for the past 12 years. Currently, a coordinator of religious education programs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, David is also a PhD candidate researching diversity management at the University Technology Sydney. A former PDHPE teacher at St Peter Claver College (QLD), Eagle Vale and Granville Boys High Schools, he has also been a sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education since 2008. In sum, David has been heavily involved in numerous research, education, government and community-based initiatives for Pacific Islanders and Maori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past 18 years.