Reflections for individual teachers
As you watch this video think of the Kiribati learners in your classroom and reflect on your own self-identity.
- Ask your Kiribati learners when they walk through the school gate if they see part of themselves reflected in the school environment and the classrooms.
- How do you develop cultural awareness about Kiribati in your class? How can you actively engage your class in the subject of climate change and use Kiribati as a case study?
- How could you use the concept of hair being precious to design a project that invites Pacific learners’ to draw on their expertise and prior knowledge and speak about the value of hair in their culture and traditions? Teach a lesson or give a demonstration. The aim is for your learners to exercise their critical thinking and share authentic, genuine experiences.
- How will you engage with Kiribati parents and families in making decisions about their child's learning? Will it be a different approach to other island groups? If so, how?
Reflections for staff or departments
As you watch this video, as a staff member or member of a department team, think about how your school is meeting the needs of your Kiribati learners.
- How is your school building on the teachers’ knowledge of Kiribati culture to meet the needs of your Kiribati learners
- How are staff stimulating their thinking and engaging in discussion about their current practice? How responsive to the specific learning and cultural needs of Kiribati learners is your current teaching practice?
Ask your staff to walk around the school and classroom environments, to see if they can find and identify Kiribati tapa, artifacts, displays of Kiribati language and culture, or any other resources that relate to Kiribati learners in your school.