Te Rau Awhina: Good practice examples of Māori and Pasifika Private Training Establishments
This report discusses research undertaken on the teaching and learning practices of 13 nominated Māori and Pasifika private training establishments (PTEs) and their programme design and development to meet the needs of their students.
The report identifies the characteristics of these PTEs’ classroom management techniques, teaching and learning, programme development and design and organisational characteristics. The report concludes with three key components that were seen as important for creating a holistic learning environment:
- The surrogate whānau/aiga concept
- The concept of belonging
- The concept of creating a greater humanity/being inclusive of all cultures.
The research identified the importance of goal-setting, reflection and evaluation, by both the individual learner and staff, as well as the PTE as a whole. Of particular importance is encouraging PTEs to reflect on and evaluate their own performance.