Results for Education
This NPF research project examines good organisational practice that supports Pacific learners to succeed in tertiary education using the Kakala Research Framework. The research will enable tertiary institutions to understand what can be done in order to achieve, sustain and reproduce Pasifika student success. This research will have significant positive impacts on educational institutions and Pasifika learners:
1) By shifting attention from negative and deficit explanations of Pasifika student achievement to a focus on exemplars of success. The research will benefit Pasifika learners as there will be clear stories of success that will help to inform theory and practice.
2) As a result of reporting learning exemplars, institutions can be inspired to improve and strengthen their own policy frameworks, actions and practices. Consequently, learners will benefit from more exerted efforts from a strength-based approach to educational success.
3) The tertiary environment will gain a more in-depth insight into the realities and aspirations of Pasifika learners and their communities.
Knowing Practice is a study of practice-based learning across different occupations. In the trades, practice-based learning is usually called “apprenticeship”. In information technology industries, it’s known as “cadetship”. In the later stages of formal learning in medicine, social work, and teaching, it’s “practicum” or vocational “immersion”.
Our aim is to understand the way in which practice-based learning operates across three different occupational fields:
This collaborative project between Victoria University of Wellington and WelTec aims to assist tutors at New Zealand polytechnics to meet the literacy needs of all students, and in particular, Pasifika students.
The overarching aim of the project is to understand first-year New Zealand students’ experience with assessment anxiety while organising plausible, research-based solutions that students and staff could implement for enhanced performance, quality assessment, and a supportive university climate.
This project will explore high achieving university students’ conceptions of ‘good teaching’ and ‘effective learning’ in lecture and tutorial settings, using focus group discussions, critical incident technique and photovoice.
Certificate Programmes and Beyond: A Longitudinal Study Tracking the Pathways and Factors Influencing Students’ Choices
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