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.
48 reviews
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Learning Areas

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

COVID-19 Event Information

All TTA venues continue to work with advice provided by the NSW Health Department in managing the risks associated with the current COVID-19 situation. While the current risk is low, TTA venues will be taking steps to help provide a safe environment for our courses. There will be increased cleaning and disinfecting of all areas, and venues will be providing ample hand sanitiser pumps. While venues will be taking all the care that they can, we also stress the need for course participants to take responsibility for their own wellbeing and the wellbeing of those around them. If you are not feeling well or showing symptoms of COVID-19, please don’t attend this event. Wash your hands regularly. Avoid shaking hands where possible. Practice cough etiquette, coughing into a tissue or your elbow and washing your hands afterwards. Thank you for your understanding.

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

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 1. Face to Face in Australia (NSW - Non Accredited) at this time.

Sessions

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia

5 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

User Rating

4.9

Latest Reviews

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Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Excellent level of engagement and discussion.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

An excellent platform for teachers (not only P.I teachers) to share or shine light on the P.I culture.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Well prepared and engaging. Very relevant to our school environment. Good to learn more about Pacific Island culture and traditions which may be the reason why our students engage differently at school.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Presenter was informative and very honest, willing to answer all questions and share experiences. Course offered suggestions without pushing any agenda.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Variety of topics/strategies discussed.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

The course was very engaging and relevant. One suggestion would be focussing more on classroom strategies than learning about the cultures (even though it was very useful).

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
19/09/2019

Presentation was really engaging and allowed course attendants to offer comments. Really excellent.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019
Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Amazing content and presentation

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Mekiafa Oli on 08/01/2019

Learnt a lot!

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Engaging and super enjoyable

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Jennifer Avery on 08/01/2019

Great relevant information. Very knowledgeable presenter. Would recommend it to anyone.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
08/01/2019

Such a great day. Opportunity for discussion and sharing of ideas and resources. I feel equipped and confident to implement these strategies

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Esaena Tanaki on 08/01/2019

Each session was informative and very inclusive

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Sanita Lole on 08/01/2019

Very thorough. I would personally like to invite David Lakisa to Marion Catholic College for Staff Professional Development day

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Louis Vaiotu on 08/01/2019

Very insightful and engaging

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Nicole Meyers on 08/01/2019

Such an amazing presentation. So informative, interactive, fun. I really liked that David, Wayne & Bronwyn were able to give real life experiences and advice.

Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia
by Joyce Conte on 08/01/2019

David (and Wayne & Bronwyn) provided an excellent presentation. Useful strategies, honest insight, shared many useful experiences and resources. David – charismatic and amazing.


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 Maori in Australia and across the Pacific region for the past two decades.