Engaging pacifica learners

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  • 1. Engaging Pacifica LearnersDesigning Courses for All Our LearnersEdward Flagg, Ph.D.Diana Aylingedward Flagg@gmail.com dayling92@gmail.com

2. Theoretical Foundation I Brian Evans, M.ed. (2011) This study explored the most effective methods ofsupporting Pacific boys in their secondary education andinvestigated what teaching practices lead to success. e research specifically sought to identify what causesachievement in the classroom (p.ii, both quotes)Retrieved 3/2/12 from:http://unitec.researchbank.ac.nz/handle/10652/1734 3. it [is] the the nature and quality of therelationship between teacher and student which drives achievement (p.83, underline mine) Experience Skillsstudent Achievements Culture & beliefs Religion Friends & family Learning intentions and feedback Positive environment and attitudeteacher High expectations Engaging with student worldview Contact with home Contextual PD 4. PositivelearningenvironmentRecognise Explicit culturallearningdiversitygoalsPacificastudent success =Teaching Thorough with a positive planningpositiveattitude relationshipsand feedbackRegular High homeexpectationscontact 5. Theoretical Foundation II Dr Ana HaualofaiaKoloto, AlisiNumiaKatoanga, and LepekaUnafei Critical Success Factors for Effective Use of e-learning by PacificLearners 2006 What is Pasifika pedagogy?An integration of teaching and learning methods that are informed byand validate Pacific values, worldviews, knowledge, and experience(p.3)Retrieved 09 February 2012 from: http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/project/te-pane- takiao/resources/pages/critical-success-factors-effective-use-e-learning-pacific- leaThanks also to Herewini Easton for sharing this resource 6. Validating Pacific values, worldviews,knowledge, and experienceGood teaching and learning practices for Pacifica students:These may include but are not limited to:peer teaching and learning and group workexperiential teaching strategies using and validating studentsexperiences, including practical hands-on experience; and illustratingpoints of discussion with real- life experiencesincorporating Pacific models, symbols, metaphors, and visual aids into lectures and teachingparticipatory and student-centred teaching methods, including free-and-open discussionteaching strategies that engage both the mind (cognitive intelligence) and the heart (emotional intelligence). (p.4) 7. Design Issues RelevantRecogniseThorough CurriculuculturalplanningmdiversityAre you using Integrated Design? Other Design resources 8. Assessment Issues Explicit Thoroughfeedback Recogniselearninggoals & High > Peer culturalExpectations diversity> groupAre you using Formative Assessment? Other assessment resources 9. Facilitation Issues IPositive HighRecognise environment & expectations & culturalteaching Learning goalsdiversityattitudeAre you using Active Learning ? Other Facilitation resources 10. Facilitation Issues II peer teachingand group workparticipatory experientialand student-teachingcentred methodsstrategies Pacific models, engage bothsymbols,mind and heart metaphors, and visual aids 11. Evaluation IssuesStudent SGID & Periodic, voiceSurvey informalPeer Peer Feedback oncourseVoice Observationdocuments Self- Teaching Study & eval journalreflectionAre you using SGID or Peer Observation? Other Evaluation resources 12. Designing a Unit Standard for Pacifica Engagement Review PC/LO for US 2927 (#1), old-fashioned assessment(#2) more engaging facilitation & assessment (#3) Review US2927 design planning graphic Using US9677, design a course in groups that facilitates theengagement of Pacifica students Share work accomplished so far with larger group Share issues that have arisen 13. Issues for further study and contemplation How do we a create a positive learningenvironment? How do we teach with a positive attitude everytime? How do we recognise cultural diversity? What does regular home contact mean at thetertiary level?Thank you for your time and attention today. Pleasegive us feedback on the session at this site.