Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

Dr David Lakisa
Education Manager and Researcher
Want to engage more fully Pacific Islander and Maori students in your classroom? This interactive workshop aims to improve differentiated learning when working with th...
Target Audience
All KLA teachers, specifically secondary and middle school executives, teachers, teacher aides, community engagement 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 engagement officers.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

- If you have a TTA subscription or membership please ignore the pricing when enrolling. Rest assured if your school has a subscription you will not be charged and for Memberships, your invoice will be adjusted accordingly to reflect your discount.

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Teaching Standards
1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities
Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you Accreditation
Completing this course will contribute 3.0 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 1.3.2 & 1.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 3.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

Introductions: Our Vantage Points

20 minutes

The purpose of this introductory section is two-fold. First, to establish, locate and describe our ‘vantage point/s’ of teaching and learning experiences. Second, to help the participant set specific goals or objectives to achieve by the end of this course. These are important to consider as we explore and discuss differentiated learning from Pacific Islander and Maori perspectives in relation to our own.

Pasifika Cultural Knowledge, Expectations and Perceptions

30 minutes

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Pasifika cultural knowledge, expectations and perceptions. A key component of this section is the development of broad knowledge of Pacific Islander and Maori communities in Australia, particularly in the areas of household studies, migration, health, education, justice, sport and the arts.

Current Issues and Experiences

10 minutes

Identify current issues and describe relevant experiences in your respective teaching and learning context, that (in)directly impact on the education of Pacific Islander and Maori students and their non-Pacifica student cohort.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori: Australian Education Guidelines

1 hour

Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of twenty (20) differentiated learning practices when working with Pacific Islander and Maori learners. These teaching strategies are appropriately framed within the three domains of the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST).

Case Studies

50 minutes

Develop a greater understanding of cross-cultural competencies in and outside of the classroom. Six (6) scenarios are presented and the learner is invited to critically analyse and respond to each case study drawing upon what they have learned from the previous section; Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori Learners: Australian Education Guidelines.

Self-Reflection: 'Talanoa' (to conversate)

10 minutes

The purpose of this section is to help participants self-reflect and evaluate their teaching and learning strategies that are responsive to the learning strengths and needs of students from Pacific Islander and Maori backgrounds. In many Pacific languages, ‘talanoa’ refers to conversation, exchange stories of meaning. Thus, the purpose of this final evaluation is designed to provide an insightful and meaningful platform for an effective action plans moving forward.

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About the team


Dr David Lakisa

Creator

Dr David Lakisa has worked in the education sector at various secondary, tertiary and private levels for the past 17 years. His PhD focused on Pacific culture and workplace diversity management at the University Technology Sydney (UTS) Business School and he is currently a coordinator of religious education programs and teacher in-service in regions across Australia and the Pacific. A former PDHPE teacher at St Peter Claver College (QLD), Eagle Vale and Granville Boys High Schools, David has also been a sessional academic at Western Sydney University in the School of Education (2008-2016). In sum, David has been heavily involved in numerous research, education, government and community-based initiatives for Pacific Islanders and Māori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past two decades.