Engaging Pacific Islander and Maori students in Australia (1.5hr)

Dr David Lakisa
Education Manager and Researcher
Want to engage more fully Pacific Islander and Maori students in your classroom? This interactive workshop, tailored for twilight PD sessions, aims to improve differen...
Target Audience

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.

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Format Description

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This course contributes to 1.5 professional development hours.


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About the team

Dr David Lakisa


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.