He Vaka Moana: Navigating the success of Maori & Pasifika students
A year-long project using an Oceanic methodology to investigate Māori and Pasifika student success and retention. A collaboration between University of Auckland and UNITEC.
The primary aim of the project is to examine existing practices and develop innovative ways to advance the success of Māori and Pasifika students in higher education.
The project will use an Oceanic methodology (also called the Vaka methodology), a methodology that prioritises and values indigenous knowledge. It will also support research fellows to regularly come together to share ideas and resources and gain knowledge from other ‘navigators’.