Dr. Jeremy Dorovolomo

Discipline/Centre/Institute: Education

Email address: jeremy.dorovolomo@usp.ac.fj

Extension number: 32220

Educational Background/ Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education (Queensland University of Technology)

Master of Education (University of Southern Queensland)

Doctor of Education (Southern Cross University).

Biography: I am currently senior lecturer at the University of the South Pacific based in Suva, Fiji. I had taught physical education in Solomon Islands high schools and was a School Principal prior to joining Teacher Education at the Solomon Islands College of Higher Education in 2000. I had coached soccer at high school, college and the Solomon Islands senior league but have now concentrated on table tennis coaching to national championships, Oceania championships, Pacific Games and up to the Commonwealth Games.

Research Interests: Physical education, sports education, outdoor education, sports for development, higher education and Solomon Islands issues.

Awards: USP Quality Research awards since its inception in 2012 except for 2016.

Publications & Presentations:

Journal Articles

Dorovolomo, J., Rodie, P., Fito’o, B., & Rafiq, L. Z. (2021). COVID-19 and online learning experiences of Solomon Islands students at the University of the South Pacific. Waikato Journal of Education. Special Issue: Talanoa Vā: Honouring Pacific Research and Online Engagement, 26, 89-102 . https://doi.org/10.15663/wje.v26i1.768

Dorovolomo, J. & Te Ava, A. (2020). The newspaper as a vehicle for fan participation in Fiji Rugby Union. The Journal of Pacific Studies, 40(1), 34-58. https://doi.org/10.33318/jpacs.2020.40(1)-2

Rafiq, Z. L. & Dorovolomo, J. (2020). ‘Read like champions’. The use of sports role models to read story books for class three children at a Fiji school. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 34(1), 1-17.

Senibua, L. T. & Dorovolomo, J. (2020). The development of women’s rugby players within schools in Fiji. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 34(1), 53-67.

Dorovolomo, J. (2018). Evaluation of a sport education program in the Pacific Islands. Micronesian Educator, 25, 45-53. ISSN 1061-088x

Dorovolomo, J., Waqairatu, S., Clayton, K., Rore, A. & Maiwaikatakata, T. (2017). Hesitance to seek assistance in certain areas of university life. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 32(1), 68-78.

Emma Beckman, Tony Rossi, Stephanie Hanrahan, Steven Rynne & Jeremy

Dorovolomo (2017): The Effectiveness of a Cricket Programme for Engaging People with a Disability in Physical Activity in Fiji, International Journal of Disability, Development and Education, DOI: 10.1080/1034912X.2017.1363380

Dorovolomo, J. (2015). Environmental awareness in a teacher education course in Fiji through outdoor education. Micronesian Educator, 21, 44-54.

Dorovolomo, J. (2015). The inclusion of deaf players into Fiji table tennis activities. Journal of Pacific Studies, 35(1), 117-132.

Gillis, L., Tomkinson, G., Olds, T., Moreira, C., Cjristie, C., Nigg, C., Cerin, E., Sluijs, E. V., Stratton, G., Janssen, I. Dorovolomo, J. et al. (2013). Research priorities for child and adolescent physical activity and sedentary behaviours: An international perspective using a twin-panel Delphi procedure. International Journal of Behavioural Nutrition and Physical Activity, 10, 112.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Children’s writing, drawing, sport and play: Making sense of natural disasters. Dreadlocks, 7, 219-239.

Maebuta, J. & Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Environmental education and sustainable development in Solomon Islands: Policy and Practice Disparity. The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, 7(1), 263-274.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Characteristics of authorship and papers to an education journal in the Pacific Islands. The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture & Change Management, 10(3), 159-168.

Phan, P.H., Maebuta, J. & Dorovolomo, J. (2010). The relations between personal epistemology and learning approaches in sociocultural contexts: A theoretical conceptualisation. The International Journal of Learning, 17(5), 465-477.

Maebuta, J., Dorovolomo, J. & Phan P. H. (2010). Examining the quality of practical learning in secondary school technical and vocational education curriculum in Solomon Islands. The International Journal of Learning, 17(5), 11-23.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Tsunami and its effects on a school in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 31(1&2), 95-110.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Alternatives to corporal punishment in school. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 31(1&2), 78-94.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Behind a successful school principal is community collaboration. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 31(1&2), 37-52.

Dorovolomo, J., Phan, H.P., Maebuta, J. (2010). Quality lesson planning and quality delivery: Do they relate? The International Journal of Learning. 17(3), 447-455.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Games and play school children engage in during recess in Suva primary schools, Fiji Islands. Educate: The Journal of Doctoral Research in Education, 9(2), 2-6.

Dorovolomo, J. & Hammond, J. (2008). The Fiji secondary school sport and physical education status quo and its importance to tertiary curriculum development. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 27(2), 37-46.

Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Camping promotes better understanding of others different, teamwork, and autonomy. The International Journal of Learning, 15(5), 37-44

Burnett, G. & Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Teaching in difficult times: Solomon Island teachers’ narratives of perseverance. Journal of Peace, Conflict & Development, Issue 12,   Available from: www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk

Tuinamuana, K., Burnett, G., Dorovolomo, J. & Koya, C. F. (2006). Teacher education for the future: A case study of Fiji at the University of the South Pacific, Education and Sustainable Development, Vol.1, pp. 324-337

Dorovolomo, J. (2004). Teachers’ practical theory: Personal articulation and implications for teachers and teacher education in the Pacific, Pacific Curriculum Network, 13(1&2), 10-16

Dorovolomo, J. (2004). The status of primary physical education in Solomon Islands. Pacific Curriculum Network, 12(2), 29-35.

Book Chapters

Dorovolomo, J. & Lingam, G. I. (2020). Introduction: Contributing to dialogue about Pacific Islands educational issues. In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 1-12). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Fito’o, B. & Dorovolomo, J. (2020). Re-visiting the social studies curriculum of Solomon Islands.  In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 53-64). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J. & Fito’o, B. (2020). Student teachers’ perception of citizenship education at a Fiji Teachers’ College. In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 65-75). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J. (2020). Gender differences in recess play in five Fiji primary schools. In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 91-104). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J. & Dakuidreketi, M. R. (2020). The importance of co-authorship and disciplined research.  In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp.119-125). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J. (2020). School-generated innovative and creative ideas in two Choiseul schools, Solomon Islands. In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 153-164). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J. & Lingam, G. I. (2020). Conclusion: A collection and collaborative effort! In J. Dorovolomo & G. I. Lingam (Eds.), Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands: Implications for Quality Education (pp. 179-183). Springer. ISBN 978-981-15-6483-3.

Dorovolomo, J.,  Lingam, G.I., and Kumar, A.A. (2020) ‘Graduate Students’ Areas of Perceived Strengths and Weaknesses in Thesis Writing’ in Blair, E, Watson, D and Raturi, S (Eds) Graduate Research Supervision in the Developing World: Policies, Pedagogies and Practices (pp. 123-135). Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon. ISBN: 9780367243968.

Dorovolomo, J., Fito’o, B., Maebuta, J., Miniti, P. & Nanau, G. (2019). Women and sports in Solomon Islands. In G. Gyozo, S. N. Amin. & Kanemasu, Y. Kanemasu (Eds.), Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation (188-199). London: Routledge. ISBN 978-1-138-89572-0.

Dorovolomo, J., Kuma, C., Waqairatu, S. & Rore, A. (2018). Students’ involvement levels in art, music, theatre, sports and organisations at a Pacific Islands’ university. In J. Patil & M. Nair (Eds), Sustainable Development of Quality Assurance in Higher Education, (234-249). Indore, India: Asia Pacific Quality Network. ISBN: 978-81-925106-1-3.

Dorovolomo, J. (2017). Building a research culture at the School of Education. In J. Dorovolomo & G.I. Lingam (Eds) Proceedings of the School of Education Research and Capacity Building Workshop (12-16). Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific.

Dorovolomo, J., Rore, A., Waqairatu, S., Kuma, C. & Maebuta, J. (2017). Informal conversations of students at a Pacific Islands university: A study of the nature of shared information and knowledge construction. In R. Toumu’a & M. ‘Otunuku (Eds.), Education for What? Revisited (pp. 159-165). Institute of Education, University of the South Pacific: Tonga.

Bakalevu, S., Dorovolomo, J. & Liligeto, A. (2015). Melanesia: An overview. In M. Crossley, G. Hancock, & T. Sprague (Eds.), Education in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific (pp. 265-285). London: Bloomsbury.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Land access, practices and people’s livelihoods in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. In F. Angleviel & M. Abong (Eds.), La Melanesie Actualites et Atude (pp. 153-171). Paris: L’Harmattan.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Encouraging professional communities in teacher education. . In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. 162-179). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. & Maebuta, J. (2014). Attrition rates of Solomon Islands students in higher education. . In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. 147-161). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Out-of-school activities of three Fiji primary schools. . In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. 86-103). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Games and play that children engage in during recess in Fiji primary Schools. . In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. 61-85). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Collective conversations to improve educational policy and practice. . In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. 180-184). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Bricolage, bricoleurs and purposeful dialogue. In J. Dorovolomo, F.K. Koya-Vaka’uta, R. Coutts & G. I. Lingam (Eds.). Discussions and Debates in Pacific Education (pp. xii-xv). Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). Targeting informal contexts to increase physical activity levels of school children. In Pacific Edge: Transforming Knowledge into Innovative Practice, N. Seve-Williams, Taumoepeau, M., Saafi, E. (Eds). Health Research Council of New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Physical activity, nutrition, population health and social sustainability in the Pacific. In W. Narsey, A. S. Robertson, B. C. Prasad, K. Seniloli, E. Jongstra (Eds.), Population and Development in the Pacific Islands: Accelerating the ICPD Programme of Action at 15 (pp. 198-209). Suva, Fiji: United Nations Population Fund.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). An unfit and malnourished Pacific: Challenges and opportunities in sustainability. In U. Nabobo-Baba, C.F. Koya & T. Teaero (Eds), Education for Sustainable Development: Continuity and Survival in the Pacific. (pp. 122-139). Suva, University of the South Pacific.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009, July). Rural education matters: Access to opportunities to learn in physical education and school sport in rural Solomon Islands schools. In T.F. Cuddihy & E. Brymer (Eds.), Proceedings of the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation International Conference (pp. 49-68). Brisbane: Queensland University of Technology.

Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Rural education matters: Access to Opportunities To Learn in physical education and  school sport in rural Solomon Islands schools. In Pacific Education: Issues and Perspectives, J. Dorovolomo, C.F. Koya, H.P. Phan, J. Veramu, U. Nabobo-Baba ( Eds) Lautoka Campus, University of the South Pacific, pp. 5-27.

Dorovolomo, J., Koya, C.F., Veramu, J. & Nabobo-Baba, U. (2008). Conclusion: The feasting continues. In Pacific Education: Issues and Perspectives,  J.Dorovolomo, C.F. Koya, H.P. Phan, J. Veramu, U. Nabobo-Baba (Eds), Lautoka Campus, University of the South Pacific. pp. 213 – 216.

Dorovolomo, J. (2005). Strengthening vocationalism in the Solomon Islands. In Re-Thinking Aid Relationships in Pacific Education. K. Sanga, C. Chu & L. Crowl (eds). Institute of Research and Development in Maori and Pacific Education, Victoria University of Wellington, pp. 161-170

Books

Dorovolomo, J. & Lingam, I. G. (Eds.) (2020). Leadership, community partnerships and schools in the Pacific Islands. Implications for Quality Education. Singapore: Springer.

Dorovolomo, J., Koya-Vaka’uta, C. F., Coutts, R. & Lingam, I. G. (Eds.). (2014). Discussions and debates in Pacific education. Champaign, Illinois, USA: Common Ground Publishing.

Dorovolomo, J., Koya, C.F., Phan, H. P., Veramu, J. & Nabobo-Baba, U.(Eds.). (2008).  Pacific Education: Issues and Perspectives, Suva, Fiji: University of the South Pacific.

Conferences

Wilson, S., Rafiq, L. Z., & Dorovolomo, J. (2020, 8-11 December). Using role models to ‘champion’ a love of reading [Virtual Conference session]. Festival of the Oceania Comparative and International Education Society (OCIES). https://ocies.org/about-ocies/ociesanzcies-conference-history/

Dorovolomo, J., Lingam, G. I. & Kumar, A. A. (2018). Thesis candidates’ perceived strengths and weaknesses at the Lautoka and Labasa campuses in Fiji. Paper presented at the Vaka Pasifiki Conference, 4-5 July, 2018, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2018). Fans as important stakeholders of inputs into sports organizational leadership and management. Leadership Pacific Conference, 2-3 July, 2018, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. & Te Ava, A. (2017). Newspaper as a vehicle for fan participation in the management of the Fiji Rugby Union. Paper presented at the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) conference, 29 November-1 December, Gold Coast, Australia.

Dorovolomo, J., Waqairatu, S. Kuma, C., Rore, A. & Maiwaikatakata, T. (2016). Perceived weaknesses to student involvement at a university in the South Pacific. Paper presented at the Philosophy of Education Society of Australasia Conference, 8-12 December, 2016, Warwick Resort, Coral Coast, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2016). Inserting intercultural understanding consciously in the university curriculum through outdoor education. Paper presented at the Pacific Peace Conference, 18-21 September 2016, Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2016). The evaluation of the Oceania Sport Education Program. Paper presented at the World TVET conference, 23-25 August, 2016, Grand Pacific Hotel, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J., Rore, A., Waqairatu, S., Kuma, C. & Maebuta, J. (2016). Informal conversation of students at a Pacific Islands university: A study of the nature of shared information and knowledge construction. Paper presented at the Vaka Pasifiki Conference, 5-6 July, 2016, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Dorovolomo, J., Kuma, C., Waqairatu, S. & Rore, A. (2016). Students’ involvement levels in art, music, theatre, sports and organizations at a Pacific Islands University. Paper presented at the Asia-Pacific Quality Network Conference, 26-27 May 2016, Intercontinental Resort, Natadola, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2015). Authorship and types of papers in a Pacific Islands educational journal. Paper presented at the International Conference on Implementing Qualifications Frameworks in the Pacific Higher Education, 22-22 July, 2015, Fulton College, Nadi, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Gender differences in recess play in Fiji primary schools. Paper presented at the Fiji National Education Conference, 7 November 2014, Lautoka, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Integrating environmental awareness into teacher education courses. Paper presented at the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference, 24-25 September, Nuku’alofa, Tonga

Dorovolomo, J. (2014). Discussant on post-conflict Solomon Islands. The Global Development Network Conference, 18-20, Accra, Ghana.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). The differences between games and play Fiji class four girls and boys engage in during recess. Paper presented at the Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE) conference, 1-5 December 2013, Adelaide, Australia.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). The inclusion of deaf players into Fiji Table Tennis activities. Paper presented at the 4th Biennial Oceania Development Conference, 11-12 September, 2013, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). Outdoor education is a vehicle for creating environmental awareness among students. Paper presented at the 12th Pacific Science Inter-Congress, 8-12 July, 2013; Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). The newspaper as a venue for fan participation. Paper presented at the Fiji Rugby Centenary Conference, 1-2 July, 2013, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Land access, practices and people’s livelihoods in Choiseul Province, Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Land and Sustainable Development in Melanesia, 7-10 November 2012, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012).  Teaching for the affective domain of learning. Paper presented at the Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Forum, 10 September, 2012, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Ring the recess bells and let the children play. Paper presented at the Pacific Islands Research Symposium: Social Determinants of Health, 6-7 September, 2012, Tanoa International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Impediments to village progress and development at a Choiseul village, Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Local Governments for Climate Change, 16-18 July, 2012, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Targeting informal contexts to increase physical activity levels of school children. Paper presented at the Pacific Health Research Fono, 18-19 April, 2012, Waipuna Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.

Dorovolomo, J & Maebuta, J. (2011). Quality of instruction can contribute to positive student retention rates. Paper presented at the Vice-Chancellor’s Forum on Learning and Teaching 2011, 22-23 September, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Out-of-school activities of three Fiji primary schools. Paper presented at the International Conference for Health Statistics in the Pacific Islands. 5-8 July, Tanoa Plaza, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). The merit of traditional Pacific Island food to tackle rising lifestyle diseases. Paper presented at the International Conference on Future Challenges, Ancient Solutions: What we can Learn from the Past about Managing the Future in the Pacific. 29 November – 3 December, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo. J. (2010). Games and play school children engage in during recess in five Suva schools. Paper presented at the National Education Conference: Education for a New Fiji, 22-24 November, Lautoka, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Time for turf consciousness is well over: Tackling non-communicable diseases can’t alone. Paper presented at the Social Policy, Social Welfare Systems and Human Security in the Pacific Conference, 5-7 October, 2010, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Children’s writing, drawing, sport and play: Making sense of natural disasters. Paper presented at the Oceanic Conference on Creativity and Climate Change, 13 – 17 September 2010, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Spare the rod: There are alternatives to Corporal Punishment in Schools. Paper presented at the Law and Culture Conference, 30 August – 1 September 2010, Port Villa, Vanuatu.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Moving less and moving away from Pacific Islands traditional food can be costly. Paper presented at the International Federation of Physical Education Oceania Conference, 7-9 July, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Rural education matters: Access to Opportunities to Learn in physical education and school sport in rural Solomon Islands schools. Paper presented at the 26th Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) Conference, 8-10 July, Brisbane, Australia.

Dorovolomo, J. (2007). Building alliances and partnerships to promote lifelong adherence to regular physical activity in children and youth in the Pacific. Paper presented at the Continuing and Community Education Regional Conference, April 18-20, Apia, Samoa.

Burnett, G. & Dorovolomo, J. (2007). Teaching in difficult times: Solomon Island teachers’ narrative of perseverence. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Hawaii International Conference on Education, January 6-9,  Honolulu, Hawaii,  USA

Dorovolomo, J. & Hammond, J. (2006). The Fiji secondary school sport and physical education status quo and its influence on tertiary curriculum development. Paper presented at the  International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Congress, October 1-4,  Wellington, New  Zealand

Dorovolomo, J. (2005). Teachers’ practical theory – personal articulation and thoughts. Paper presented at the 3rd Hawaii International Conference on Education,                      January 4-7, Sheraton  Waikiki, Honolulu, USA.

Dorovolomo, J. (2005). Regular physical activity: An urgent health need in the Pacific. Paper presented at the Regional Conference on Continuing Education, August 29-30, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2003). Strengthening vocationalism in the Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the Re-Thinking educational aid in the Pacific conference, 20-22 October, Nadi, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2003). The status of primary physical education in the Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the Re-Thinking Education in Solomon Islands: Challenges and Prospects Conference, 23-25 September, Honiara, Solomon Islands.

Seminars, symposiums, retreats and workshops

Dorovolomo, J., Nanau, G., Fito’o, B., Maebuta, J., Miniti, P. (2019). The role of sport in building a socially cohesive Solomon Islands. Presentation at the Solomon Islands 41st Independence Anniversary Symposium. 5 July, 2019, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2019). Nominal Group Technique as a data collection method. Presentation at the School of Education Kiribati Postgraduate Symposium, 28-28 June, 2019, Tarawa, Kiribati.

Dorovolomo, J. (2019). Nominal Group Technique as a data collection method. Presentation at the School of Education Labasa Postgraduate Symposium, 5-6 April, 2019, Labasa, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2018). The School of Education support structure for postgraduate students. Presentation at the School of Education Vanuatu Postgraduate Symposium, 19 October, 2018, Port Vila, Vanuatu.

Dorovolomo, J. (2018). Guiding and mentoring Pacific students for successful completions: From proposal to thesis completion. Paper presented at the Skills Training Programme for Doctoral Thesis Supervisions at the FNU, 13 July, 2018, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2018). Creating a culture of research: Enhancing the understanding of the importance of a culture of research within Ministries of Education. Paper presented at the Regional Network Gathering on Educational Research, 2-4 July, 2018, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J., Fito’o, B., Maebuta, J., Miniti, P. & Nanau, G. (2018). Women and sports in Solomon Islands. Shaping up: Pacific Research Symposium on Sport and Sustainable Development. 20-22 June, 2018, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. & Burnett, C. (2018). Monash University Visit: Research and Practicum Possibilities. Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 31 May, 2018, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2017). The School of Education Research Support Framework and Processes. Postgraduate Evening, 6 October, Lautoka Campus, University of the South Pacific, Lautoka, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2017). The Nominal Group Technique as data collection and consensus building tool. The School of Education Postgraduate Seminar Series, FALE Postgraduate Seminar room, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2016). Building a research culture at the School of Education (SOED), Presentation at the SOED Research Collaboration and Capacity Building Workshop, 21-22 October, 2016, Novotel Hotel, Lami, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2015). Physical education in Fiji and Solomon Islands: Physical activity contexts. Paper presented at the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) Postgraduate Symposium, 6-7 November, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2015). Analysis of Pacific Games results as a means to improve Solomon Islands’ Sports. Paper presented at the Postgraduate Workshop on Disseminating Research Findings, 11-12 February, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2014, October). Gender and school recess play. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). The outdoors is a laboratory for innovation and learning. Paper presented at the Vice Chancellor’s Learning and Teaching Forum 2013, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). The socio-ecological model as theoretical framework. Paper presented at the School of Education Postgraduate Symposium, 21 September, 2013, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). Opinions of letter writers to the Fiji Times on Fiji Rugby Union. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 19 August, 2013, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2013). Drowning in Fiji: A grave concern, Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 25 February 2013, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Teacher education professional communities as quality circles. Paper presented at the 17th National Convention on Quality, 16 November 2012, Novotel, Lami, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Student Teachers’ Perception of Citizenship Education at a Fiji Teachers’ College. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 17 September 2012, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2012). Building professional communities in teacher education. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 22 March, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Mowbray, D., Grogan, P., Dorovolomo, J., Zipevski, B., Stevic, A., Graham, R. & Talatoka, S. (2011). Analysis and identification of participant profiles and needs for sport education and development in the Cook Islands, Paper presented at the Oceania Sport Education Program Workshop, Raffles Gateway Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Directed research as a vehicle to steer Pacific Islands’ education forward. Paper presented at the RPEIPP Rethinking Pacific Education Symposium, 7-8 December, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011, November). Low sport participation out-of-school is a concern. In A. Liligeto (Chair), Symposium conducted by the Pacific Regional Technical Vocational Education and Training and Non-Formal Education, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. & Maebuta, J. (2011). Student retention rates (Attrition rates) in Higher Education Matters, Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 15 August, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). Citizenship education and teacher education: A Fiji study. Paper presented at the National Workshop on ESD, Civics and Teacher Training Institutions, 12-14 April, Hexagon International Hotel, Nadi, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2011). After school activities of pupils in three primary schools of Fiji. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 4 April, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Mowbray, D., Jones, B., Talatoka, S., Dorovolomo, J., Kama, R. & Potoi, A. (2010). Practitioner competency framework. Paper presented at the Oceania Sport Education Program Framework Review Group Workshop, 6-8 December, The Pearl Resort, Pacific Harbour, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Reciprocal style of teaching and peer assessment in physical education. Paper presented at the Vice Chancellor’s Forum on Learning and Teaching, 8-9 November, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Recess is the fourth R. Paper presented at the Authors’ Cocktail, 8 November, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). First Year Student Teachers’ Perspectives on Citizenship Education. Paper presented at the Workshop on Research in Citizenship Education in Teacher Training Institutions, 1 July 2010, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2010). Tsunami and its effects on a school in Choiseul, the Solomon Islands. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 19 April 2010, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Physical activity, nutrition, population health and Pacific Islands’ social sustainability. Regional Symposium on Population and Health and Pacific Islands’ Social Sustainability. 23-25 November, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Observing children in their natural environment. Paper presented at the School of Education Postgraduate Symposium, 12 September, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Quality lesson planning and quality delivery: Do they relate? Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 17 August, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2009). Pacific Islands Educational Researchers’ Publication Productivity: An analysis of the Directions: Journal of Educational Studies’, Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar, 11 may, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Locked up generation! Why can’t we get them outdoors? Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 13 October, Laucala Campus, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Does rural education matter? Paper presented at the Symposium on Re-Inventing Education to Meet Pacific  Needs’, 2 May, Lautoka, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2008). Should focus be on research or quality curriculum delivery in tertiary  institutions? Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 3 March, Laucala Campus, University of  the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.

Dorovolomo, J. (2007). A Solomon Islands Principal’s collaborative experiences with The community. Paper presented at the Leadership Case Study Workshop, 28-30 November, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2007). USP Physical education – Selective Studies. Paper presented at the Oceania Sport Education Symposium, 6-7 December, Forum Secretariat Building, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2007). Going beyond the physical education curriculum to promote lifelong adherence to regular physical activity in children and youth in the Pacific Island. Paper presented at the Talanga: A School of Education Seminar Series, 30 May, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2006). Regular physical activity: An urgent health need in the Pacific  Islands. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 28 April, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2006). The Fiji secondary school sport and physical education status quo and its influence on tertiary curriculum development. Paper presented at the Talanga: The School of Education Seminar Series, 28 September, USP Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2005). Teachers’ practical theory – Personal articulation and thoughts. Paper presented at the Brown Bag Seminar, 23 March, School of Humanities, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Dorovolomo, J. (2005). The Fiji secondary school sport and physical education status Quo. Paper presented at the Curriculum Innovation and Learning Technologies Research Retreat, 25-26 November, Invercauld House, Lismore, AustraliaDorovolomo, J. (2004). People First Network: Solomon Islands Rural Email Network, Paper presented at the Tok Time, 22 September,  School of Education, University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji.