About the course

Course outline

This course includes two online workshops, and an optional, four-week, facilitated support module. The module takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week.

Participants will have the opportunity to practise and reflect on the new learning and exchange experiences and ideas with each other and the facilitator. 

Topics covered

The course covers:

  • the unique history, language, migration story, cultural and social structure of seven Pacific cultures 
  • a range of approaches to engage with the Pacific Island learner in a way that makes them the centre of engaging and learning
  • opportunities for practice and reflection on the new learning and to exchange experiences and ideas with other participants and the facilitator.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will be able to:

  • apply Pacific cultural centredness to teaching and/or organisational practice
  • implement strategies to engage Pacific learners
  • pronounce Pacific words and phrases clearly
  • incorporate cultural values in your teaching practice.

Who is this course for?

This course is recommended for all educators working with or supporting Pacific learners.

About the facilitators

Pale Sauni

Pale SauniPale Sauni is a senior Pacific Samoan educator who has been delivering workshops on financial wellbeing for over 15 years. He has critical insights on how we can engage with our Pacific learning communities by and through the understanding of how money works. Pale will facilitate a discussion around how tools and strategies can unlock learning success. 

Saylene Ulberg

Saylene UlbergSaylene Ulberg has an adult education teaching background and is currently completing a Music degree. Saylene is an extremely capable facilitator in the area of cultural centred pathways bringing a freshness to greetings, pronunciation and talanoa. Saylene lives her life based on Pacific values and she will show how these values really matter in terms of engaging Pacific learners.

Ako Aotearoa badges

Participants can earn Ako Aotearoa digital badges as evidence of participation and completion of course requirements.

Please read these Terms and Conditions before registering for events.

Public course dates will be listed below when available. Or, contact us to discuss booking a course privately for your organisation.

Upcoming public workshops on this topic

Taking that next step in your professional learning and development is easy with Ako Aotearoa. Everything is evidence-based, practical, high-quality, effective and sustainable.

Our range of PLD workshops and courses can be delivered online or face-to-face, many with digital badges awarded on completion:

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can deliver in-house professional development targeted to your needs. For face-to-face options, we can come to you. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget.
  2. Public Online Workshops
    Register for one of our public workshops scheduled throughout the year. So many topics to choose from!