Centre for Learning and Research in Higher Education

Māori and Pasifika academic development

Academic development opportunities to address the specific needs of Māori and Pasifika academic staff, and staff engaging with Māori and Pasifika students.

Ka nui te mihi ki a koutou katoa

Malo e Lelei, Talofa Lava, Fakalofa Lahi atu, Taloha Ni, Kia Orana, Ni sa Bula Vinaka

CLeaR is committed to providing tailored academic support and development activities according to the needs of Māori and Pasifika staff at the University of Auckland. This includes a peer mentoring programme for Māori and Pacific academic staff.

Equally we are committed to supporting all academic staff, departments, and faculties in developing, implementing and evaluating strategies for Māori and Pacific student engagement in ways that can maximise potential to succeed. These strategies may include:

  • Learning the basics of Māori and Pacific languages and cultures.
  • Culturally inclusive pedagogies.
  • Tutor training.
  • Mentoring and pastoral support of Māori and Pacific students.
  • Individual consultations and teaching observations.
  • Introduction to the wider suite of CLeaR workshops and initiatives.
  • Making curriculum relevant to Māori and Pacific students.
  • Supervision of Māori and Pacific students.

We look forward to discussing your needs with you.

Introduction to te reo and tikanga Māori

Enrol through Career Tools

A series of four introductory workshops are designed for all staff who wish to develop their confidence in basic te reo and tikanga Māori including: pronunciation, greetings, introducing yourself, language useful for the classroom / office and for living in Aotearoa New Zealand. The sessions set out to create a fun and comfortable space to learn basic Māori language, using second language learning pedagogy, waiata (songs) and communicative language games.


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