How ITP/Polytechnic teachers can create better graduate outcomes for Māori learners
This project, undertaken by Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology, sought to understand teacher influence on qualification outcomes for Māori students within the Certificate in Fitness programme at Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.
The project aimed to find out how teachers in the ITP environment can improve learning outcomes for Māori students.
The project used a mixed-methods approach founded on kaupapa Māori and Purakau methodologies.
Nine focus groups were created, with each group consisting of past students of the Cert4fitness programme to represent their respective cohorts from 2010-2018.
Interviews were conducted with the graduates to identify factors that led to positive outcomes for Māori learners.
Tauira (student) impact:
- improved learning outcomes and confidence for Māori tauira
- increased support of Māori tauira to develop their own success as Māori.
Kaiako (teacher) impact:
- enhanced understanding of kaupapa Māori principles to support Māori learner outcomes
- increased levels of teaching competency of Māori tauira for Academic staff.
- greater Māori tauira retention, completion and success
- better organisational support for Māori tauira.
Project LeaderToi Ohomai Institute of Technology
Tiana ReihanaToi Ohomai Institute of Technology
$11,000.00 (excl GST)
Final report from the Toi Ohomai project, 'How ITP/Polytechnic teachers can create better graduate outcomes for Māori learners.
- 30 September 2021