What can we learn from this period of school closures? Authors of the report School-led learning at home: The voices of parents of Maori and Pasifika students, Dr Melanie Riwai-Couch, Tufulasi Taleni and Ally Bull, discuss the value of parent voice and some of the key findings of their recent research.
This includes how school-led learning at home is conceptualised and the experiences of Māori and Pasifika families over the period of school closures. They also will consider what we can learn from the past weeks about the value of home-school partnerships and what this means for schools moving forward. In particular, they urge schools to engage in true, bidirectional partnership with families, and to capture, engage with and utilise both student and parent voice.
To help you navigate the webinar easily, there is a list of the key topics covered in the session below, including the time each was discussed.
The key ideas discussed during the webinar are also shared in a short insight article.
Topics discussed in this webinar
Times shown in minutes and seconds from the start of the video
|Motivations for undertaking this research
|Overview of key findings from the report
|Decision to use the term ‘school-led learning at home’
|The range of participants included in the study
|The perspectives of parents of Maori students – positives, challenges and areas for improvement
|The perspectives of parents of Pasifika students – positives, challenges and areas for improvement
|Lessons and ideas for schools for approaching home-school partnerships
|Importance of challenging assumptions about learning at home
|Challenges to tikanga during the lockdown period
|The need for positive relationships between schools and families
|Health and wellbeing of Pasifika families and children
|Partnerships between home and school and depth of relationships
|Hope that period of disruption will enable continue learning and changes
|Working with Pasifika families and designing a local curriculum
|Four key takeaways and an invitation from Melanie
|Final thoughts from Tufulasi
|Concluding thoughts from Ally