PALMERSTON NORTH | 6pm Monday 5 December
Sir Geoffrey Peren Auditorium, Massey University, Palmerston North
2016 New Zealand Aronui Lecture
Culture Matters in Teaching and Learning | The international education of a Tongan woman
Can teachers, lecturers and educational leaders make a significant difference in helping young people to achieve better results in our education systems by recognising and implementing culturally based methods of teaching and learning?
In her lecture, Professor Konaiholeva Thaman will discuss her own educational journey through Tonga, Aotearoa/New Zealand, the USA, and the Pacific region, in order to illustrate the key role of culture as a foundation for education for sustainable development.
About Professor Thaman
Konai Helu Thaman is currently Professor of Pacific Education and Culture and the UNESCO Chair in Teacher Education and Culture at the University of South Pacific (USP). She is a member of the joint ILO/UNESCO Committee on the Recommendation on the Status of Teachers (CEART), and a Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Educational Innovations and Development (APEID). An eminent poet, her work is studied by school children throughout the Pacific region, and has been translated into several languages, including Chinese, French and German.