Pacific Tertiary Education Forum 2017
Date: 28 – 29 September 2017
Venue: Pasifika Community Centre, Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland.
Talofa lava! Malo e lelei! Kia orana! Fakaalofa lahi atu! Ni sa bula vinaka! Taloha ni! Halo olgeta! Kia ora! Greetings!
Warm Pacific greetings and a sincere thank you for making the Pacific Tertiary Education Forum so successful. Whether you were there for the first time, a seasoned supporter, an APSTE member, keynote and presenter, member of the hardworking organising team, entertainer or learner – we value your input and want to report back to you all about the “what next”.
Forum feedback/evaluation – again we thank the 58 people who completed their survey.
It was great to see that the presentations were a highlight for many attendees – the Tertiary Education Commission and learner voice sessions were well particularly well received.
People's reasons for attending the Forum were varied, but we were very pleased that the majority of respondents felt like they had received the information they were seeking.
Feedback also indicated that you would like to have more talanoa sessions and interactive workshops at future events.
Photos - if you haven’t done so already, check out the images from the forum here. We take this opportunity to thank Fata Tuialii Photography with Aspire Events for his wonderful work with the camera.
Day one presentations:
- Andrew Leota presentation
- Howard Jamieson presentation
- Melvina Browne presentation
- Patricia Quensell presentation
- Sam Pilisi presentation
- Toe Pune presentation
Day two presentations:
Notes from the Talanoa Sessions - APSTE and Ako Aotearoa’s Pacific Peoples’ Caucus see these as a starting point for joint discussions here in Wellington with our key government agencies. We thank you for your contribution, and look forward to updating you soon.
The learner-centered programme was based around three stages of a Pacific learner's journey through tertiary education, grouped under the following themes:
- Supporting learners to shape and start their educational pathways
What can we do to support Pacific learners to shape their education pathway?
- Supporting learners in their educational pathways
What do we do well to respond to Pacific learners? What could we do better?
- The outcomes from educational pathways
How will we know or system is working for Pacific learners?
This year, for the first time, we introduced three Talanoa sessions to enable delegates to discuss and debate key issues relating to each of the three themes.
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Another highlight was the launch of the Ako Aotearoa co-funded project, Pacific success in workplace settings, on the afternoon of day one.
The project involved a consortium of ITOs- ServiceIQ, The Skills Organisation, Careerforce, Competenz, and Pacific Perspectives Limited, undertaking research into the links between interventions and retention, completion and higher achievement for Pacific learners in workplace settings.
Planning for the PTEF 2018 is about to get underway, if you are keen to contribute to this in some way – particularly as a sponsor, please contact Jill Tanner-Lloyd at Ako Aotearoa:
- 04 801 4989 / 021 423 779