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Tuia, Tagataese Tupu; Esera, Epenesa – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
Samoa's educational response to COVID-19 was impeded by human and physical obstacles largely because the new educational technologies and strategies that came into effect to support teaching and learning had not been trialled nor implemented well to date. During COVID-19, the Samoan government emphasised the importance of social distancing and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Kupa, Lealofi – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
As an Aotearoa New Zealand (Aotearoa NZ) realm nation, Tokelau people are part of the diverse Pasifika fabric that represents Pacific immigrants in this settler-colonial nation. Despite Tokelau's contentious geo-political history and climate vulnerability in Te Moananui-a-Kiwa, this paper briefly provides some of my inspirations and motivations as…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge
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Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The thematic currency of this paper is a post-covid concern. My "talatalanoa" sits alongside Pacific educators' voices in this volume of the Waikato Journal of Education, colleagues from Aotearoa New Zealand's Realm Nations of the Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau. While adopting a place-based and Indigeno-centric Pasifika/Pacific gaze…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Mutch, Carol; Romero, Noah – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
Towards the end of the first COVID-19 lockdown in early 2020, in Aotearoa New Zealand, the authors conducted a small-scale study to gain insight into children's responses to the pandemic restrictions. As it was not possible to interview children ourselves, we recruited parents to read a set of digital stories about a toy bear in lockdown to their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Children, Children, Family (Sociological Unit)
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Adhikari, Devendra – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The global COVID-19 pandemic has severely hit the lives of the people of Nepal. The country witnessed two phases of lockdown over 10 months from March 2020 until August 2021. I completed my PhD data collection in Nepal through February to April 2021, when the pandemic's risk was naturally lowered. My research explores local value systems of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Research Methodology, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Rathore, Devika – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
An increasingly multicultural Aotearoa early childhood education (ECE) landscape forms the context for my doctoral study in progress. My research explores the culturally embedded and negotiated environmental identities of a growing number of migrant Indian teachers. This article documents my experiences of confronting and navigating the unexpected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Data Collection, Research Problems, Doctoral Students
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Saeed, Sharuda – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly affected the field of teaching and educational research, requiring new changes to methodological tools in my research. My doctoral study examines Maldivian primary teachers' engagement with social studies pedagogies through reflection. The pandemic posed several complex data collection challenges which I…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics
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Tachaiyaphum, Nutthida – Waikato Journal of Education, 2022
World-wide responses to the global pandemic, such as travel restrictions, border closures and lockdowns, have posed new challenges to researchers. For qualitative researchers conducting fieldwork, gathering data in person can be inapplicable (Howlett, 2021). My research investigates English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pre-service teachers' beliefs…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Research Methodology, Educational Research
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Dorovolomo, Jeremy; Rodie, Patricia; Fito'o, Billy; Rafiq, Loriza Zinnie – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
This study aims to investigate the experiences of Solomon Islands students during the shift to online, remote teaching during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It utilises the "tokstori" to collect data from 16 Solomon Islands students of the University of the South Pacific's (USP) Suva and Honiara campuses. It is framed and analysed…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Online Courses, Electronic Learning
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Laulaupea'alu, Siuta – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Learning online from home bubbles through the use of information communication technology (ICT) stretches the engagement and enactment of "va" (relational connections) between students and lecturers as well as Pacific people in the community. In this paper, "talanoa" is used to capture students' online learning experiences and…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing, Online Courses
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Hemi, Keakaokawai Varner; Bulisala, Sianiti Nakabea; Aporosa, S. Apo; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
The appointment of the University of Waikato's first Assistant Vice-Chancellor Pacific in February 2019 was an important milestone, not only recognising years of work and dedication by numerous Pacific and Maori staff, but triggering a new strategic direction for 'Pacific at Waikato'. This paper explains that journey, one that is underpinned by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Influences
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Thomsen, Patrick Saulmatino; Tuiburelevu, Litia; Keil, Moeata; Leenen-Young, Marcia; Sisifa, Sisikula; Muller, Karamia; Veukiso-Ulugia, Analosa; Manuela, Sam; Naepi, Sereana – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
During New Zealand's unprecedented level-four lockdown, opportunities to practise Pacific pedagogies in New Zealand universities required creative and innovative solutions from Pacific academics. This paper brings together the experiences of teaching during this lockdown from a cross-section of Pacific Early Career Academics (PECA) across a wide…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, COVID-19, Pandemics, School Closing
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Faleolo, Ruth – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
This paper is a consideration of how the method/methodology of "talanoa" and "va," can be used online by Pacific researchers to respond to the current pandemic's effect on the traditional face-to-face physical spaces used for knowledge-sharing. The following discussion examines and explores the two concepts: "talanoa"…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge, Cultural Influences
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Sanga, Kabini; Reynolds, Martyn; Ormond, Adreanne; Southon, Pine – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Understanding, articulating and managing relationality, the state of being related, is a central feature of research, teaching and other people-centred matters in the Pacific. Although various groups in this diverse region, Indigenous and otherwise, bring their own concepts and protocols to relationships, physical, social and spiritual connection…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Populations, Indigenous Knowledge
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Henry, Todd M.; Aporosa, S. Apo – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
COVID-19 has had a major impact on collectivist cultures and their means of social interaction and maintaining contact with those in their wider community. This has particularly been the case for Pacific peoples living in diaspora, with COVID-19 preventing travel home and social distancing and forced lockdowns restricting the ability to gather.…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Pacific Islanders, Indigenous Knowledge
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