Results for Pacific Peoples
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.
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.
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.
A collaborative project that will result in the delivery of a professional development programme to provide enhanced support for educators working with Māori and Pasifika learners in adult literacy and numeracy.
Building of an earlier Ako Aotearoa Regional Hub Project Fund project, (Luafutu-Simpson, P. et al., 2015), this collaborative project is focused on the implementation and monitoring of a Pasifika Success Toolkit in the Canterbury tertiary education organisations (Canterbury, Lincoln University and Ara Institute of Canterbury) . The longer view is to share the successful work and generalizable findings across, ideally, sub-sectors.
This project seeks to identify the pedagogical success factors that make a difference for Pacific learners, and to then support and mentor colleagues to test the identified pedagogical approaches into their own programmes.