The Resource Centre contains practical material about good teaching and learning in the tertiary sector. The Resources can come from the Communities and Project Groups on the site. The Resources are high-quality, well-presented, evidence-based, and relevant to New Zealand.
Pacific Peoples includes Pasifika/Pacific Peoples’ knowledge and perspectives, educational achievement for Pacific Peoples, supporting Pacific learners, and supporting Pacific staff.
A Learning Design Research Reference: Many of the critical success factors for Pacific learners are the same as those for other learners -- students benefit greatly from working with knowledge, metaphors, and materials that are relevant to their own life experience.
Project purpose & progressA collaboration between the Ministry of Education and NZARE (Pasifika caucus).To assist the production of high quality research that informs government policy aimed at improved Pasifika education outcomes.To increase policy makers’ capability to plan for, and commission, quality research projects, and enhance policy through the integration of quality research.
E-mat is for staff in tertiary organisations who want to improve the outcomes of their Pacific learners. These people might be educators, managers, support staff and IT staff. E-mat has particular value for staff in organisations that have significant numbers of Pacific students or are committed to meeting the needs of Pacific learners.