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A two-year project to gather data from ITO and polytechnic students to better understand the barriers to Māori student success and identify solutions. A collaboration involving Te Tapuae o Rehua, University of Canterbury, Otago Polytechnic, the Building and Construction ITO and Whenua Kura.
The project aims to:
- generate new knowledge
- increase student achievement
- encourage shifts in practice
- measure the impact of targeted professional learning and development that addresses key issues identified as impacting on student success.
The project's kaupapa Māori methodology will feature:
- power-sharing and co-constructed learning between teachers and learners at three unique sites of inquiry
- a staged approach to implementation, drawing upon Fullan’s approach to change management
- professional learning
- use of data to measure impact and to provide opportunities for programme improvement.
The project intends to identify how to:
- enhance student/tutor relationships
- increase retention, completion rates
- connect to iwi, Māori businesses and networks
- engage in culturally responsive professional learning and development
- make long term organisational shifts
- achieve greater cultural responsiveness in vocational pathways.