Ms. Vinata Sharma

Discipline/Centre/Institute: Education

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Extension number: 32020

Expertise / Activities: 

Practicum Officer for the course ED300 Practicum.

All administrative activities related to the ED300 Practicum course (student placements/internships, FTRA Induction and Orientation programmes, Practicum Workshops, liaison with MEHA, communication with schools (USP member countries) and NZ and Australia and any other activities related to Practicum.

Educational Background/ Qualifications: 

Master in Education (USP).
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts (USP).
Bachelor of Arts (USP).
Diploma in Education (Fiji College of Advanced Education).

Biography: Prior to joining USP in the Education Discipline, Vinata was a teacher by profession working in secondary schools in Fiji. She taught in two secondary schools in Labasa before being transferred to MGM High School in Suva. She has 15 years of teaching experience. Vinata joined the Education Discipline at USP in the year 2012 and has worked as Practicum Officer since then.

Research Interests: Practicum

Awards: ‘B’ Ranked publication

Publications & Presentations: 

Co-author with Dr Greg Burnett and Dr Kusum Prakash.
“Negotiating conflicting discourses of quality teaching in Fiji: initial teacher education and practicum at the University of the South Pacific.

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