Talanga: 'Learning from the Sharp end of Small Island States'
Date: September, 10, 2014 10:05 Age: 3 yrs
'Learning from the Sharp End of Small Island States'
Terra Sprague, University of Bristol
Small Island States are at the sharp end of environmental change and there is much that the international community can learn from their experiences of being some of the first be affected by the forces of climate change. In this lunchtime seminar, a new SIDS Partnership will be introduced. This SIDS Partnership, which includes the University of the South Pacific, was recently launched at the 2014 SIDS Conference in Samoa. The overall partnership will be explained, followed by a more detailed look at two of its components. The first is a research partnership between the Universities of The South Pacific, Bristol and Nottingham, which examines teacher identity, capabilities and quality. The second is a research project examining the concept of resilience from a SIDS perspective.
Terra Sprague is a Research Fellow at the Research Centre for International and Comparative Studies and a core member of the Education in Small States Research Group at the Graduate School of Education, University of Bristol, UK. She is Convenor for the UKFIET International Conference on Education and Development. She has research and published on topics of education policy and Education for Sustainable Development in Small Island States. Her current research investigates the concepts of Environmental Resilience and Education for Sustainable Development in Small Island Developing States.