Punahou faculty work to envision the canoes and the Worldwide
Voyage as an extension of the classroom and incorporate 21st-century skills and
qualities – integrating the possibility of all content areas and technology –
while deepening the global perspective of students.
“The mind of the navigator in a canoe mirrors the
21st-century skills students will need – to be a critical, compassionate
thinker, to know how to communicate with eloquence and soul, and to have a
global perspective,” says, Punahou President Jim Scott ’70.
During the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage, the waʻa kaulua Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia act as “floating classrooms” sharing indigenous knowledge, ocean connections and global lessons. Using 21st-century technology, students connect to the mission, values and objectives of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and the values of voyaging to themselves, classrooms and communities.
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