Fa'atamali'i Kesi

Fa'atamali'i Kesi.

Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9381

Email: fkesi@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:

Room ME108
School of Education
AUT South Campus
640 Great South road Manukau
Auckland.



Qualifications:

  • Master of Education (AUT)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education (AUT)
  • Bachelor of Education ECE (AUT)
  • Diploma of Teaching ECE (MIT)
  • Diploma of Teaching ECE Pasifika (UA).

Biography:

Fa'atamali'i is the Practicum Leader and Lecturer for the Bachelor of Pasifika Education (ECT) at the South campus.


Fa'atamali'i brings many years of experiences as a practitioner who worked in various teaching and management positions in the early childhood sector. She received the ITP New Zealand Student Excellence award, (2009) as recognition of her academic achievement and support she offered to Pasifika students in her years of study.


Fa'atamali'i continues to extend that support to her students in the papers she teaches. Her research interests position around Technology/Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Aoga Amata, exploring the notion of a professional teacher from a Samoan perspective.


She also explores the idea of reflective writing and eportfolio for Pasifika/Samoan teachers.

Industry experience

  • ECE Manager
  • Peer Tutor for Pasifika students -Tertiary level
  • ECe supervisor
  • ECE / Aoga Amata educator
  • Assistant resource teacher (ECE)
  • Teacher aide-Primary school.

Teaching Areas:

  • 29501 Poto: Professional Inquiry and Practice I
  • 29502 Poto: Professional Inquiry and Practice II
  • 29601 Poto'i: Professional Inquiry and Practice I
  • 29602 Poto'i: Professional Inquiry and Practice II
  • 295124, Fonua: Human Development 1
  • 295122, Ilo: Pasifika Curriculum 1
  • 295121 Poto: Pasifika Professional Teaching 1
  • 292229 Poto ll: Pasifika Professional Teaching ll
  • 296234 Talanoa Ako: Principles of Learning and Teaching
  • 296230 Ilo: Pasifika Curriculum II
  • 296235 Tatala: The Politics of ECE 1
  • 296233 Kainga: ECE Families and Communities
  • 297348 Ilo lll: Pasifika Curriculum III
  • 297347 Poto lll: Professional Inquiry and Practice III.

Current Research Projects:

  • Role of ICT in maintaining language, culture and relationships in Aoga Amata
  • Exploring the idea of eportfolio for Pasifika/Samoan teachers
  • What is a Samoan/Pasifika teacher?

Publications:

Contributions:

  • Kesi, F; Lafu, K; Leiataua, M & Enoka, A. (2015). Abstract and revised paper. Alasaili: Awakening to findings. The Mahara Conference 2015, Auckland. Retrieved from: https://maharahui.org.nz/
  • Kesi, F & Paleai-Foroti, I. (2015). Revised paper. Ālomai āloatu (meeting of faces) for genuine and critical shared dialogue. Pasifika protocols and practice for establishing and maintaining relationships with Pasifika students. A Samoan perspective. The 13th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education. Honolulu, HI.
  • Kesi, F. (2015). O le lalolagi lapoa ma e lapotopoto. Education nursery rhymes presented at the Critiquing Pasifika Education Symposium, 2015. Waipuna Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kesi, F. (2015). O auala o femalagaina. Educationnursery rhymes presented at the Critiquing Pasifika Education Symposium, 2015. Waipuna Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kesi, F. (2015). Be nice, be kind when playing with a friend. Education nursery rhymes presented at the Critiquing Pasifika Education Symposium. Waipuna Lodge, Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from: https://maharahui.org.nz/
  • Kesi, F. (2014). Sailitofa: Samoan-born teachers' perspectives of ICT in Aoga Amata. Unpublished Master of Education theses, Auckland of University Technology. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kesi, F. (2014). Motherhood. Poem presented at the Critiquing Pasifika Education Talanoa Mālie, Wānanga, Symposium@the University 2014.  South campus, Auckland, University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Kesi, F. (2012, July 28). Reflection! Should I chew or swallow? (A Samoan perspective). In A Rainbow in My Head. Early Childhood Workshop Day. Wellington, NZ. Retrieved from the Rainbow Day webpage.
  • Kesi, F. (2012, July 28). ICT in Aoga Amata / Pasifika Centres: Are we prepared?. In A Rainbow in My Head. Early Childhood Workshop Day. Wellington, NZ. Retrieved from the Rainbow Day webpage.
  • Kesi, F. (2012, April 10). O galu o le Tekonolosi (Technology Waves) [Performance]. 89 Church Street, Mosgiel, Dunedin. 'Talanoa mai' speak, talk to me in our gagana. Fonotele a le SAASIA 2011 (SAASIA conference 2011). Auckland, New Zealand. Retrieved from
    the SASSIA website.
  • Kesi, F. (2010, September 6). Suesuega i le itu faa-tekonolosi
    (Researching technology). In A. Begg, B. Clark, J. Craw, L. Daniell, N. Devine, & H. Forsyth (Eds.), 'Converstaions on Research' School of Education Research Conference AF113, AUT Univesrity North Shore Campus.
  • Tagoilelagi-Leota, S., Kesi,F., & Galu, M. (2010, September 6). I'etoga and human lifespan. In A. Begg, B. Clark, J. Craw, L. Daniell, N. Devine, & H. Forsyth (Eds.), 'Converstaions on Research' School of Education Research Conference. AF113, AUT Univesrity North Shore Campus.
  • Tagoilelagi Leota, S. F., Kesi, F., & Galu, L. M. (2010). Ietoga and human lifespan. In Hawaii International Conference on Education: 2010 Conference Proceedings (pp. 1105-1117).
  • Tagoilelagi Leota, S. F., & Kesi, F. (2007). One size fits all? A Pasifika (Samoan) perspective. In Early Childhood Convention 2007: Pakiwaitara - Stories of the Land. Rotorua.
  • 2006 AUT Mini Conference. Presented with the National Diploma students - Music from a Pasifika perspective.
  • 2007 Rotorua Teaching Convention. Presented with Sala Faasaulala-Tagoilelagi Leota (programme leader) Assessment: Is it a One Size Fits All?
  • 2007 Saasia conference - introducing and acknowledging speakers of the day.
  • 2007 — accreditation for the National Diploma of ECE Pasifika team work.
  • 2008 — support the development of the Bachelor of Education ECE/Primary Pasifika Specialty.

Book contributions

  • Kesi, F. (2013). E sau le tau ma lona fuata: Each season has its own harvest. In F.Tagoilelagi- Leota, & T.Utumapu-McBride (Eds.), O pelega o fanau: Treasuring children (pp119-127). Auckland, New Zealand: Printsprint Auckland University of Technology.
  • Tagoilelagi-Leota, S, F., Kesi, F., & Galu, M. (2013). Ietoga and human lifespan. In F.Tagoilelagi- Leota, & T.Utumapu-McBride (Eds.), O pelega o fanau: Treasuring children (pp99-106). Auckland, New Zealand: Printsprint Auckland University of Technology.
  • Tagoilelagi-Leota, S,F., Kesi, F., Tagoilelagi, I., Penn, S., Autagavaa, M. (2013). Matalālālāga a le faia'oga A'mata – Authentic teacher in Aoga Amata. In F.Tagoilelagi- Leota, & T.Utumapu-McBride (Eds.), O pelega o fanau: Treasuring children (pp154-166). Auckland, New Zealand: Printsprint Auckland University of Technology.
  • Tagoilelagi-Leota, F., Kesi, F., & Penn, S. (2011, July 3). Matālālāga a le faiaoga aoga amata. In L. Manu'atu, M. Kepa, & T. Utumapu-McBride (Eds.), Critiquing Pasifika Education @ the University. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Kesi, F. (2011, July 15). 'E sau le tau ma lona fuata' (Each season brings its own fruits). In Tagoilelagi-Leota, & utumapu-Mcbride (Eds.)

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