Developing an inclusive assessment tool for Pacific children in ECE
Half-day workshop | $165 + GST
About the workshop
This half-day workshop, facilitated by Pauline Luafutu-Simpson, will be of interest to all educators that work with Pacific children and their families, and Pacific teachers interested in the journey of research.
The workshop is based on Pauline’s Ako Aotearoa-funded project - Developing an authentic Samoan lens - completed in 2012.
The workshop provides a brief overview of the development of a cultural frame in the form of a metaphor - ‘Fausiga o le Faletele’ i.e. construction processes of a Samoan meeting house.
The workshop will explore and examine ways in which this frame can be used as a tool to:
- Enhance understanding of assessment models used in early childhood education (ECE) by applying the frame as a ‘Samoan lens’
- Demonstrate how it can be integrated in ECE assessment practices and reflected in profile books
- Apply as a general reflective tool for teachers
- Identify and accommodate a Samoan world view as a valuable perspective in any teaching and learning context
- Enhance effective engagement with Pacific families and their children
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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