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Enhancing Pacific Cultural Capability

Event Details

Video conference one
– 28 October 2020
Video conference two
– 11 November 2020

12.15pm – 1.15pm


$105 +GST Register

This course builds on the learning in the Introduction to the Pacific Cultural Centredness Pathway workshop to lift the gaze above just greetings and pronunciations, to help align your approaches to each Pacific island group. 

Course outline

This course consists of two online video conferences, as well as four-weeks of 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 engaging 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 it 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.