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Pasifika Framework ~ Tertiary Education Commission

Pasifika Framework. The TEC Pasifika Framework is a leading step towards a whole-of-sector approach to improving Pasifika tertiary achievement and employment prospects. The Framework is about ensuring better ...
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Sean Dorney on decades of change in the Pacific

Sean Dorney on decades of change in the Pacific | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Sean Dorney is leaving the ABC after 40 years reporting on the Pacific - a region that has seen significant change.
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Programme to increase Pasifika NCEA achievement praised - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Programme to increase Pasifika NCEA achievement praised - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Programme to increase Pasifika NCEA achievement praised Scoop.co.nz (press release) “Over the past couple of years, figures show an increasing number of Pasifika students achieving NCEA Level 2 qualifications with 71.8% in 2013 compared to 56.5% in...
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Primitivism, Poetry and the Representation of Pasifika peoples.

Primitivism, Poetry and the Representation of Pasifika peoples. | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Reblogged on WordPress.com (Good retort to & solid analysis of the Michael Botur article on South Auckland Poets: "Botur’s article highlights...
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Stall attracts crowd - Fiji Times

Stall attracts crowd - Fiji Times | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Stall attracts crowd
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MAITE Monnereau was the owner of one of the most colourful stalls at the Trade Pasifika 2014 show last week — a Timor Leste stall featuring numerous handicraft items, bags and even children's toys.
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CORE Pasifika Grant 2014 | CORE Education

CORE Pasifika Grant 2014 | CORE Education | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Talofa lava, Kia orana, Malo e lelei, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Bula vinaka, Namaste, Talofa ni, Halo ola keta, Mauri. CORE Education is pleased to announce this call for grants for Pasifika education.
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Pasifika People in NZ | 95bFM

Pasifika People in NZ | 95bFM | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
The Wire. MP3 Pasifika People in NZ. MP3, 7m29s, 6.8MB, first broadcast 22 May 2013. The Salvation Army has released its first State of the Nation Report on Pasifika people in New Zealand. The Green Party says that the National ...
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Pacific Learners and Success in Higher Education - Teaching ...

Pacific Learners and Success in Higher Education - Teaching ... | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
This research examines good organisational practice that supports Pacific learners to succeed in tertiary education using the Kakala Research Framework. Case studies ... http://akoaotearoa.ac.nz/pasifika-learners-success.
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PASIFIKA FITNESS | How To Optimize Your Recovery

... Your Recovery. Posted on May 29, 2013 by admin Posted in UPDATES Comments. http://confessionsofacrossfitcoach.blogspot.com/2010/04/how-to-optimize-your-recovery.html. « Life is a challenge · pasifika fitness t-shirts ».
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Community involvement key to saving Pasifika languages - Radio New Zealand International

Community involvement key to saving Pasifika languages - Radio New Zealand International | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Community involvement key to saving Pasifika languages Radio New Zealand International The Minister of Education and Pacific Island Affairs in New Zealand, Hekia Parata, says the responsibility for maintaining cultural languages rests first with...
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Focus on teachers as learners - Manawatu Standard

Focus on teachers as learners
Manawatu Standard
"The push from the Government is about student achievement, particularly with Maori and Pacific Island students.
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STAR Results for 2013 - Year 2013 (CA Dept of Education)

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander students increased their achievement of the proficient level and above by 20 percentage points, and white students increased their achievement of the proficient level and above by 19 ...
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Climate change 'a weapon of mass destruction', says Tuvalu PM

Climate change 'a weapon of mass destruction', says Tuvalu PM | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
The leader of the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu says climate change is 'like a weapon of mass destruction'.
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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

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Left Their Own Smart Devices

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Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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ULearn 2012 A Professional blended e-Learning approach to supportin...

A breakout session from ULearn 2012, A Professional Blended e-Learning Approach to supporting Māori and Pasifika Learners (ULearn 2012 A Professional blended e-Learning approach to supporting Māori & … #bel #breakout
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10 things you need to know about Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa (dispelling some common myths about the Pacific) |

10 things you need to know about Pasifika peoples in Aotearoa (dispelling some common myths about the Pacific) | | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
10 things you need to know about Pasifika peoples - http://t.co/9raFkpL9II
#1a pasifika originally a term of palagi statistical convenience.
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Young, gifted and brown — How does giftedness in Pasifika students differ? | CORE Education

Young, gifted and brown — How does giftedness in Pasifika students differ? | CORE Education | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
"It's cool to be smart": Gagne's (2008) differentiated model of gifted and talented (DMGT) gives us a foundation for creating Pasifika cultural identifiers for giftedness TKI: Definitions (@kevinhoneycutt @GingerLewman
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Pledging support towards a multilingual community - The Island.lk (subscription)

Pledging support towards a multilingual community - The Island.lk (subscription) | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Pledging support towards a multilingual community The Island.lk (subscription) The project was sponsored by the Singapore Ceylon Tamils' Association and Modern Montessori International, with support pledged by the Prima Group and Pacific...
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Webinar: Re-shaping assessment to value different forms of 'success', especially for our Māori and Pasifika learners

Webinar: Re-shaping assessment to value different forms of 'success', especially for our Māori and Pasifika learners | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Please join us at this webinar, where Manu Faaea-Semeatu and Nadell Karatea-Kokiri invite you to discuss some of the underlying issues and assumptions with som… (@KokaNods and I are hosting a webinar on VPLD http://t.co/I18O0F4DES...
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Pasifika resources / Resources / Curriculum / Teaching / enabling e-Learning - enabling eLearning

Pasifika resources / Resources / Curriculum / Teaching / enabling e-Learning - enabling eLearning | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
#SamoanLanguageWeek Check out the Pasifika resources on Enabling e-Learning http://t.co/4htu5zJGrr
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Just Comment: A Palagi take on the Pasifika report

Just Comment: A Palagi take on the Pasifika report | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
But it would be remiss to jump to the assumption that given the focus of this publication is on the Pasifika population that it has no relevance to the rest of us. While I may not tick a Pasifika box on census night there are many ...
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Pacific Pasifika Festival 2013 - Tatau and Deelicious Dance Groups

The two Dance Troupes Tatau and Deelicious battle it out in an uproaring fun fest at the Samoan stage Saturday 9th March 2013. The Pasifika Festival is the b...
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New book focuses on mental health within Maori and Pasifika ...

New book focuses on mental health within Maori and Pasifika ... | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
In the newly-released anthology Pacific Identities and Well-Being, leading Maori and Pasifika practitioners and researchers address mental health concerns within their communities., University of Otago, University of Otago, ...
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National's legacy for Pasifika looks bleak - Sio | Voxy.co.nz

National's legacy for Pasifika looks bleak - Sio | Voxy.co.nz | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
The National Government's legacy will be one of increased hardship for Pasifika people, says Labour's Pacific Island Affairs spokesperson Su'a William Sio. There are currently 18100 Pacific people unemployed in New ...
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We're supporting parents to support their children's career choices ...

We're supporting parents to support their children's career choices ... | Working with Pacific Learners | Scoop.it
Pasifika are a growing population and are hugely important and influential on the future of the New Zealand economy. It's really important that parents not just have equitable access to information about career pathways but ...
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