Successful teaching strategies for Pacific learners
A practical half-day workshop for teachers working with Pacific students presented by Sandy Thompson as part of Ako Aotearoa's Professional Development Programme.
Half-day workshop | $165 + GST
About the workshop
This workshop focuses on how to successfully engage with and get optimum learning results when working with Pacific students.
All teachers are aware of the importance of responding to the cultural needs of students to enable them to engage effectively in learning and support retention and success.
This workshop will explore practical strategies all lecturers can adopt to engage learners of Pacific Island backgrounds. It includes establishing a safe and positive learning environment as well as tools and teaching methodologies that meet the needs of Pacific learners.
Specific aspects of Pacific culture that teachers need to be aware of will also be discussed. This interactive session will be useful for teachers who are new to working with Pacific students and a refresher for experienced teachers.
The facilitator is Sandy Thompson a director with LEAD (leadership evaluation and development). This centre develops and runs leadership development programmes throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands supporting government and not for profit leaders to contextualize their practice and ongoing learning. Sandy has been teaching Pacific students for over 12 years, both in New Zealand and in seven Pacific Islands including as a senior lecturer with Unitec’s Graduate Diploma in Not for Profit Management.
These workshops are part of Ako Aotearoa’s Professional Development Programme – an initiative to bring high quality, evidence-based and affordable professional development to educators and managers across New Zealand’s diverse tertiary education sector.
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