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Akaoraoraia te Peu ‘A To ‘Ui Tupuna: implementing Cook Islands core values in culturally responsive pedagogy in Cook Islands physical education classrooms

Te Ava, Aue and Rubie-Davies, Christine and NA, Airini and Ovens, Alan (2013) Akaoraoraia te Peu ‘A To ‘Ui Tupuna: implementing Cook Islands core values in culturally responsive pedagogy in Cook Islands physical education classrooms. The Australian Journal of Indigenous Education, 42 (1). pp. 32-43. ISSN 1326-0111

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    Abstract

    This research examines outcomes from introducing cultural values into Cook Islands secondary schools during two cycles of action research comprising planning, implementing, observing and reflecting. The cultural values upon which the physical education lessons were based were: t ¯aueue (participation), angaanga kapiti (cooperation), akatano (discipline), angaanga taokotai (community involvement), te reo Maori Kuki Airani (Cook Islands Maori language), and auora (physical and spiritual wellbeing). The cultural values were believed to be an essential element of teaching physical education but one challenge was how to assist teachers to implement the cultural values into classroom teaching as most participant teachers were not Cook Islanders. Findings from this action research project suggest that while participant teachers and community cultural expertsmayagreetoincorporateculturalvaluesinteachingCookIslandssecondaryschoolstudents,teachers nonetheless find difficulties in implementing this objective.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1603 Secondary Education. High schools
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Aue Te Ava
    Date Deposited: 27 May 2020 11:26
    Last Modified: 27 May 2020 11:26
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/12075
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