Educational practices that benefit Pacific learners, Supporting success for Pacific learners: Step two
Full-day workshop | $290 + gst
About the workshop
This full-day workshop, facilitated by Dr Cherie Chu and Ivy Abella (Faculty of Education, Victoria University of Wellington), explores how institutions and individuals can adopt an appreciative inquiry approach to support success for Pacific learners. The workshop is designed to:
- Recommend strategies for institutions and individuals to support the success of Pacific learners within their learning environment
- Provide participants with an opportunity to learn about and use an appreciative inquiry approach to:
- Explore Pacific learners’ experiences and contexts in New Zealand tertiary education
- Discuss and reflect on what works well for Pacific students.
While our Ako Aotearoa workshop Successful teaching strategies for Pacific learners focuses on individual practice, this workshop is primarily is focused on enhancing change strategies at department and institutional levels. It is therefore particularly suitable for heads of schools, programme managers and whole teaching teams.
The workshop is based on Dr Chu’s major tertiary teaching and learning study of the same title. The study, supported through Ako Aotearoa’s National Project Fund, conducted case studies across five New Zealand tertiary organisations, including universities, polytechnic and a private training establishment.
About the facilitators
Dr Cherie Chu has worked in tertiary education for 17 years and has been involved in delivering leadership training for Pacific students and New Zealand Aid scholarship students at Victoria University since 2004. Through her experiences she has developed a deep understanding and appreciation for the tertiary education landscape. She has extensive networks with Pacific students and staff (general and academic) in the tertiary education sector, and has led leadership development programmes for university students and communities in the Pacific region. As a trainer-facilitator and senior lecturer, Cherie has a particular research interest in mentoring and leadership in Pacific context, development of learners, and their experiences at university.
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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