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Naufahu, Mefileisenita; Havea, 'Elisapesi H.; Kaufononga, Sangata A. F.; Laulaupea'alu, Siuta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Given the current impact of COVID-19, the learning experiences of Pasifika students within tertiary education has implicated their social and emotional wellbeing. Engaging in a Tongan learning approach, such as "fakalukuluku," can present a viable learning practice for tertiary students' learning experiences. This paper presents the…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Pacific Islanders, Culturally Relevant Education, College Students
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Kalavite, Telesia – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
Cooperative Pedagogy specific to Tongans can enhance students' academic success in New Zealand's tertiary education. Tongan students' success depends on teachers' recognition and understanding of Tongan students' sociocultural context which involves their pule'anga (bureaucracy), famili/kainga (family), siasi (church) and fonua (country)…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Undergraduate Students, Graduate Students, Postsecondary Education
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Havea, Elisapesi Hepi; Wright, Farita Tepora; Chand, Alvin – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The move to focus on Pacific indigenous research methodologies and methods is a complex yet ongoing experience for researchers of Pacific heritage. The relational positionalities of Pacific researchers allow a move away from a dual or binary perspective of one's research responsibilities to a more fluid understanding of what it means to do…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Research Methodology, Indigenous Knowledge, Researchers
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Naufahu, Mefi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
A number of researchers have done extensive work on ontologies, epistemologies and pedagogies in relation to Pasifika research, but little on methodologies. Vaioleti describes talanoa as a phenomenological research approach which is ecological, oral and interactive. Halapua's article Talanoa Process: The Case of Fiji (2008) emphasises talanoa as a…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Research Methodology, Indigenous Knowledge, Oral Tradition
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Oldehaver, Jacinta Lucia – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
Dialogic approaches are promising vehicles for effective pedagogy, providing opportunities for students to talk about learning; build on and sustain individual and collective identities, and; advance thinking and understanding in ways that support enhanced achievement. Whilst this is an idealised view of talk in classrooms, international…
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Culturally Relevant Education, Classroom Communication, Pacific Islanders
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Fonua, Sonia – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
As a non-indigenous science educator, I have embraced the idea of critical reflexive practice in order to be more responsive to the cultures and values of my Pasifika students and to become more inclusive of their indigenous knowledges. In this article I share three ways I have negotiated the incorporation of Pasifika values and knowledge into my…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Critical Theory, Reflective Teaching, Pacific Islanders