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Finn, Karen – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
How do pre-service teachers apply culturally responsive critical pedagogy in the classroom? This small study of two Aotearoa New Zealand pre-service teachers investigated a professional practice placement that followed theory courses. The research found these two pre-service teachers applied culturally responsive critical pedagogy in five ways:…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Culturally Relevant Education, Self Concept, Cultural Awareness
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Cameron, Monica; Aspden, Karyn; Smith, Penny; McLaughlin, Tara – Waikato Journal of Education, 2023
The revision of Te Whariki, the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, in 2017 offered a unique opportunity to gain understanding of the ways teachers in Aotearoa New Zealand think about and enact curriculum in their daily practice. As researchers we were intrigued as to the ways teachers conceptualised the role of curriculum in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Implementation, Teacher Attitudes
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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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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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Aporosa, S. Apo; Fa'avae, David Taufui Mikato – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Pacific practice is grounded in "vanua" and "fonua," Fijian and Tongan terms encapsulating notions of land, culture and people. "Fono at the Fale" and "Veiqaraqaravi Vakavanua" are expressions of "vanua" and "fonua" cultural practice and are facilitated by, and through, the use of kava.…
Descriptors: Indigenous Knowledge, Pacific Islanders, Cultural Influences, Indigenous Populations
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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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Jim, Danny; Case, Loretta Joseph; Rubon, Rubon; Joel, Connie; Almet, Tommy; Malachi, Demetria – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
Education in Oceania continues to reflect the embedded implicit and explicit colonial practices and processes from the past. This paper conceptualises a cultural approach to education and leadership appropriate and relevant to the Republic of the Marshall Islands. As elementary school leaders, we highlight "Kanne Lobal," a traditional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Knowledge, Indigenous Populations, Pacific Islanders
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Chand, Alvin Vikash; Sharma, Sashi; Taylor, Simon – Waikato Journal of Education, 2021
This study seeks to explain how a modified Constructivist Learning Environment Survey (CLES) was implemented together with talanoa to explore Fijian students' perceptions of a constructivist learning environment in the science classroom in New Zealand secondary schools. The modified CLES, called CLES-FS, was developed explicitly for Fijian…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Pacific Islanders, Student Attitudes, Constructivism (Learning)
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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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Te Ava, Aue – Waikato Journal of Education, 2020
The provision of a culturally responsive pedagogy is considered to be an important part of delivering a quality education that is ongoing and able to be sustained over time in Pacific developing nations. A quality sustainable education is considered to encourage cultural inclusivity, policy and curriculum practices in schools. By ensuring an…
Descriptors: Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Quality, Sustainable Development, Developing Nations
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Vail, Heather – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
This article addresses the pedagogy and practice of tertiary learning, and in particular it asks, how is there a need for culturally responsive digital learning? Research shows how, worldwide, classroom content is being delivered through shifting, digitally -infused curriculum (van Dijck, 2013; Netsafe, 2016; Orr, 2016; Revere & Kovach, 2011).…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Higher Education, Culturally Relevant Education, Information Technology
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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
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Reynolds, Martyn – Waikato Journal of Education, 2018
The quality of relationships has been identified as a significant factor in Pasifika education. Pasifika education refers to students who have links with Pacific Islands, who are at schools in Aotearoa New Zealand. In the past, attention has been given to the type of person who can successfully create relationships as a teacher of Pasifika…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Interpersonal Relationship, Pacific Islanders
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