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Lalaga le fala Pasefika: Weaving cultural responsiveness to Pacific learners | 1 Oct 2024

Event Details


Workshop one:
1 October 2024
Workshop two:
8 October 2024
Workshop three:
15 October 2024

10:00 am - 12:00 pm


$150 + GST Register

Gain greater understanding of Pacific perspectives and explore a tool designed to assist you engage more meaningfully with your Pasifika learners.

Course outline

The course is three weeks in duration, which includes weekly online video conferences providing direct interaction with the facilitator. There is an expected commitment of one hour per week to work on tasks after each video conference – facilitator support will be available if needed. 

Topics covered

The understanding of effective teaching and learning strategies as well as effective culturally responsive pastoral care to support Pasifika students at tertiary institutions is critical if educational institutions are to aim for increased Pasifika success within their institutions.

Through active participation, the facilitators will lead attendees through lively, practical exercises as a way of experiencing a multiplicity of Pasifika perspectives.

The Pasifika Resource Kit was developed as a result of the findings from a collaborative research project Change Strategies in enhancing Pasifika Success in three Tertiary Institutions in Canterbury. The collective Pasifika student voice from the three institutions were the building blocks in the development of this resource kit.

About the facilitators

Pauline Luafutu-Simpson

Pauline is a Samoan Kiwi involved with the Christchurch Pasifika community over several years and has an enduring interest and passion in Pasifika education.

Ashalyna Noa

Ashalyna is a New Zealand-born Samoan currently working as Kaiārahi Pasifika with the UC Pacific Development Team and studying towards a PhD at the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies.

Joeana Togiaso

Joeana Togiaso is a Samoan Southlander from Invercargill and has a background in ECE and Tertiary teaching, currently studying towards a PhD in Education.


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