Workshop Details

Course outline

Each course consists of a workshop delivered face-to-face or by video conference, followed by optional four-week facilitator support. This support is in the form of a community of professional learning. It is self-paced and takes a minimum of 1-2 hours of engagement per week. 

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. 

The learning outcomes 

 At the end of this course participants will:  

  • engage in Pacific greetings and welcomes 
  • have clear pronunciation of Pacific words and phrases 
  • have practised implementation of values in teaching practice.

Who is this in-house course for?

This course is recommended for more experienced practitioners seeking to extend or verify their understanding and practice of engagement with Pacific cultures, as well as develop a relevant specialisation.(Tapatoru Pūkenga Papa Toru – Level Three).

About the facilitator 

Saylene Ulberg-Tanielu 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.

Email aln@ako.ac.nz for more information or to book an in-house course on this topic. 

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

We offer three main ways to learn and develop with us.

  1. In-house Learning and Development
    We can come to you to deliver in-house professional development. Contact us to discuss your needs and budget or download our in-house PLD flyer.
  2. Public Workshops
    Come to one of our half-day or full-day public workshops taking place throughout the year in different parts of the country.
  3. Online learning courses
    Our online courses use a combination of  synchronous and asynchronous, facilitated learning and incorporate time for practical application.