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The Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Graduate Outcomes for Bachelor degree programmes

3-year Bachelor of Arts

3-year Bachelor Programme : Bachelor of Arts

3-year Bachelor Programmes (in these programmes, students follow a defined sequence of courses linked to a particular choice of majors and/or minors):

  1. Extend knowledge and apply theories of human development and psychology in the Pacific island context 
  2. Develop and apply a working understanding of curriculum development, assessment and evaluation and action research 
  3. Monitor and evaluate the curriculum through reflective practices 
  4. Generate critical thinking, promote creativity and acquire knowledge, ideas, and approaches in Pacific Island Education Systems. 
  5. Demonstrate a high standard of ethical and professional conduct

 History Major Graduate Outcomes: 

  1. Historical context: Graduates will be able to demonstrate understanding of past contexts; analyse the ideas and behaviours of past actors in the context of their times.
  2. Historical interpretation: Graduates will be able to demonstrate understanding that history is an interpretation of the past from various perspectives; analyse historical literature. 
  3. Historical evidence: Graduates will be able to demonstrate ability to find, evaluate, and use historical sources to produce historical analysis.

 Journalism Major Graduate Outcomes: 

  1. New Reporting: Graduate will be able to apply appropriate investigative, research, writing and presentation skills for effective news reporting and analysis within Pacific media contexts and beyond
  2. Interviewing and Reporting: Graduates will be able to demonstrate knowledge of culturally sensitive modes of interviewing and reporting
  3. Pacific Development: Graduates will be able to contribute to Pacific development by providing accurate information about economic, environmental, governance and other public interest issues

 Law Major Graduate Outcomes: 

See Bachelor of Laws Graduate Outcomes

  1. Graduates will be able to use appropriate techniques to describe and analyse linguistic data, particularly drawn from the Pacific region; 
  2. Graduates will be able to produce appropriate forms of written and spoken texts that employ accurate metalinguistic terminology and demonstrate ethical and critical engagement with linguistic ideas
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the relevance of linguistic understanding in informing such issues as human rights, cultural heritage, social development, education and planning.

 Literature Major Graduate Outcomes:  

  1. Graduates will be able to analyse texts as literary/filmic constructs, employing the technical vocabulary specific to the discipline
  2. Graduates will be able to evaluate the ideological structures of discourse, employing the theoretical vocabulary specific to the discipline 
  3. Graduates will be able to use these technical and theoretical skills to produce original, critical, well-researched and Ethical studies, relatable to regional contexts

Literature and Language Major Graduate Outcomes: 

Graduates will be able to: 

  1. Use analytical techniques, contextual knowledge and theoretical positions to interpret literary texts and language data.
  2. Evaluate the importance of language and literature within the Pacific region and beyond.
  3. Synthesise this knowledge with issues of social development, education for sustainable living, and the contested relationship between tradition and modernity in the Pacific.

Pacific Language Studies Major Graduate Outcomes: 

Graduates will be able to: 

  1. Display competence in and understanding of one or more languages spoken in the Pacific region
  2. Evaluate the place of both indigenous and introduced languages within the multilingual Pacific
  3. Demonstrate awareness of the relevance of linguistic understanding and competence in contributing to such issues as human rights, cultural heritage, development and planning, education, politics and business.

Pacific Policing Major Graduate Outcomes:  

  1. Intellectual Capacity: Graduates will be able to build intellectual capacity to allow for critical thinking about policing and its professional mandate.
  2. Social Functionality: Graduates will be able to develop participantsí ability to function within a regional policing context.
  3. Knowledge Transference: Graduates will be able to foster knowledge transference to facilitate practices informed by understanding of local and international theories  
  1. Graduates will be able to comprehend the indigenous languages of Fiji, including their phonology, morphology, semantics, syntax and historical and continuing development
  2. Graduates will be able to evaluate the indigenous oral traditions and arts of Fiji, including those recorded in the past, and distinguish the genuine from the spurious
  3. Graduates will be able to critically analyse existing indigenous knowledge, customs and practices of Fiji, including those that have become obsolete and those that have developed more recently

 Hindi: 

  1. Graduates will be able to comprehend the phonological, morphological, and syntactic structure of Hindi
  2. Graduates will be able to critically evaluate Hindi Literature in its various spoken and written forms
  3. Graduates will be able to analyse the emergence and development of Hindi Language, literature and culture in Fiji

Psychology Major Graduate Outcomes:  

  1. Critical Psychological Analysis: Graduates will be able to critically analyse psychological and social behaviour, practices and issues of relevance to Pacific Island societies and cultures by applying the basic principles of psychological thinking, theories and concepts.
  2. Psychological Research: Graduates will be able to design Psychological research, supported by relevant methods, theories, and methodologies that are informed by ethics and critical thinking to analyse social issues, psychological processes, and practices and policies relevant to the Pacific Region and beyond.  

Social Work Major (Accredited Programme) Graduate Outcomes:   

  1. Advocacy:  Graduates will be able to advocate social and ecological justice in the Pacific and beyond
  2. Policy: Graduates will be able to formulate culturally appropriate and gender sensitive policy options for diverse Pacific contexts
  3. Reflect Practice: Graduates will be able to use appropriate practice approaches that are informed by ongoing reflection such as Tanoa, Kakala, casework, family work, group work, community work, social policy, and social enterprise to strengthen and empower the disadvantaged in diverse Pacific contexts.

 Sociology Major Graduate Outcomes:   

  1. Social analysis: Graduates will be able to critically analyse social behaviour, practices and issues of relevance to Pacific Island societies and cultures by applying the basic principles of sociological thinking, theories and concepts. 
  2. Social research: Graduates will be able to design social research, supported by relevant methods and methodologies that are informed by ethical and reflexive considerations, to analyse social issues, practices and policies. 
  3. Critical scholarship: Graduates will be able to recognise and critically examine the structures, processes and dynamics of inequalities at local, regional and global levels.

 Technical and Vocational Education and Training Major Graduate Outcomes: 

  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate critical thinking, resilience, adaptability and acquisition of knowledge, ideas and approaches in TVET contexts (Technology & Food and Nutrition) and in the context of PIC cultures
  • Graduates will be able to critically examine regulations, legislation, policies and practice that impact on working environments at local, regional and global levels.
  • Graduates will be able to employ appropriate language and technology to enhance lifelong learning and workplace communication 
  • Graduates will be able to apply knowledge and skills through research, enterprise, innovation, and employment
  • Graduates will be able to apply theoretical principles in skills development for Technology and Food and Nutrition.
  • Graduates will be able to demonstrate a high standard of ethical and professional conduct  
  • Graduates will be able to encourage collaboration, teamwork and cooperative work to promote learning and productive work practices

3-year Bachelor of Education

3-year Prescribed Bachelor of Education In-Service

3-year Prescribed Bachelor Programmes (in these programmes, students follow a pre-planned sequence of courses):

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Create new knowledge, ideas, and approaches in teaching and learning young children within PICs and beyond.
  2. Use appropriate language and modes of communication including ICT to engage and create understanding in young children.
  3. Create and manage safe and inclusive learning environment for all young children
  4. Demonstrate high standard of professional conduct which respects principles, values and ethics of a teacher.
  5. Encourage collaboration and teamwork for engagements in early childhood settings, communities and societies.
  6. Facilitate young childrenís learning by designing and implementing appropriate learning/teaching strategies.
  7. Use appropriate assessment strategies to monitor and promote young childrenís learning.

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Create new knowledge, ideas, and approaches in primary teaching within PICs
  2. Choose appropriate language and modes of communication including ICTs to engage primary students
  3. Facilitate student learning by designing and implementing appropriate teaching and learning strategies in primary classrooms
  4. Use appropriate assessment strategies to monitor and promote student learning
  5. Create and manage safe and inclusive learning environments
  6. Demonstrate high standards of professional and ethical conduct
  7. Encourage collaboration and team work

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Use appropriate language and modes of communication including ICT to effectively engage students.
  2. Facilitate student learning by using appropriate pedagogies.
  3. Apply a range of assessment strategies to promote and monitor student learning.
  4. Promote inclusive and quality education for all and encourage lifelong learning.
  5. Demonstrate a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  6. Promote collaborative approaches to school leadership within communities and societies, and global citizenships.
  7. Create research informed knowledge and approaches in teaching and learning in the Pacific and other contexts.
  1. Graduates will be able to:
  2. Use appropriate language and modes of communication including ICT to effectively engage students.
  3. Facilitate student learning by using appropriate pedagogies.
  4. Apply a range of assessment strategies to promote and monitor student learning.
  5. Promote inclusive and quality education for all and encourage lifelong learning.
  6. Demonstrate a high standard of professional and ethical conduct.
  7. Promote collaborative approaches to school leadership within communities and societies, and global citizenships.
  8. Create research informed knowledge and approaches in teaching and learning in the Pacific and other

4-year Prescribed Bachelor Programmes

4-year Prescribed Bachelor Programmes

Graduates will be able to:

  1. Communication skills: communicate orally and in writing in ways that are effective, appropriate and persuasive for legal and non‐legal audiences. 
  2. Professionalism & ethical behavior: collaborate and independently manage work in a manner which demonstrates understanding of the principles of professionalism and ethics. 
  3. Legal research and reasoning skills: undertake independent and collaborative research and to think originally and creatively in order to identify, analyze and solve legal problems.
  4. Contribution to the development of South Pacific countriesí laws and legal systems: identify law reform issues in the studentís own country and in the South Pacific region and contribute to solutions.
  5. Knowledge: demonstrate an understanding of the laws and legal systems of the South Pacific in an international and comparative context.

4-year Combined Bachelor Programmes

4-year Combined Bachelor Programmes

4-year Combined Bachelor Programmes: 

INSTITUTIONAL OUTCOMES

  • Generate critical thinking, promote creativity and apply knowledge, ideas, and approaches in secondary teaching and learning contexts [Creativity, Critical Thinking & Pacific Consciousness]
  • Demonstrate a strong sense of Pacific consciousness in all aspects of their teaching praxis through cultural sensitivity and inclusion strategies relevant to the specific context of teaching [Pacific Consciousness]
  • Encourage collaboration and teamwork for engagements in schools, communities and society; and demonstrate a high standard of ethical and professional conduct [Ethics, Professionalism & Teamwork]
  • Demonstrate leadership and administrative skills and knowledge for effective secondary school responsibilities; to include appropriate modes of communication including ICT [Communication & Professionalism]

TEACHER OUTCOMES

  • Implement, monitor and evaluate the national subject curriculum through effective planning, teaching and assessment. 
  • Implement and nurture a safe and inclusive teaching and learning environment

5-year Combined Bachelor Programmes:

5-year Combined Bachelor Programmes:

5-year Combined Bachelor Programmes:

Refer to Program Graduate Outcomes of individual Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws Programmes

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