STEMS² Symposium 2023

Session Title

Poster Presentations

Poster Title

E Ui Ē: Exploring the Role of Knowledge, Wisdom and Understanding in Indigenous Education


E Ui Ē: To ask, question, stir up, ignite. This research discusses the need for schools to transform their assessment practices to better meet the needs of indigenous students. It aims to understand how our educational systems can be used to acknowledge the strengths and assets of Indigenous students, rather than focusing on how closely they can perform to White middle-class norms. By exploring the approaches to teaching and assessment taken by teachers from Indigenous backgrounds who are also cultural practitioners, this study seeks to identify methods, strategies and elements that are necessary to develop culturally relevant assessments. The central research question for this study is how the teaching and learning experiences in Indigenous cultural practitioner settings can inform approaches to teaching and assessing Native Hawaiian students.

STEMS² Pillars: Aʻo, Makawalu, Moʻolelo, Sense of Place


June 28th, 2023, 9:50am–10:50am HST

Location: Posters & Partners (Gather.Town)