Faculty of Arts, Law and Education

Governance, Management & Continuous Improvement



Mapping 21st Century Eduscapes:
Global Conversations on Quality Education, Teacher Education & Sustainability

The University of the South Pacific,
Laucala Campus, Suva Fiji 
July 1-5

Registration Open!




Keynote 1

Professor John Fien (Australia)
Swinburne Leadership Institute, Australia

A graduate of the University of Queensland (B.A., Ph.D.) and the University of London (M.A.), Professor John Fien was appointed Executive Director of the Swinburne Leadership Institute in September 2013. Previous positions have involved leadership roles as an Associate Dean (Academic), Research Centre Director and CRC Program Leader at Griffith University (1996-2004) and as Professor of Sustainability in RMIT’s Innovation Leadership Program (2005-2013). Professor Fien has extensive international experience in education. He was a member of the Australian National Commission for UNESCO and has represented Australia at numerous international conferences, and organized regional and international twelve symposia for UNESCO in Paris, Bonn, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Tokyo, Bangkok, Melbourne and Brisbane. He has also been a resource person for UNESCO at meetings of the Commission for Sustainable Development in New York and at the World Summit on Sustainable Development. He wrote the UN position papers on education for 2002 Rio+10 World Summit on Sustainable Development and the 2012 Rio+20 World Conference on Sustainable Development. As a policy facilitator, Professor Fien was extensively involved in the establishment of the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (2005-2014), writing both the framework document and the UNESCO international action plan, participating in the Mid-Decade Review in 2009 and contributing to the end-of-Decade evaluation. He also wrote and designed the UNESCO multimedia teacher education program, Teaching and Learning for a Sustainable Future


Keynote 2

Professor Konai Helu Thaman (Pacific)

UNESCO Chair of Teacher Education and Culture, USP

Konai Helu Thaman is a current Professor of Pacific Education and Culture and the UNESCO Chair in teacher education and culture at the University of the South Pacific (USP), a regional institution owned by 12 Pacific Island Nations. She received her school education in Tonga and tertiary education in New Zealand (B.A. Auckland University), California (M.A. in International Education at University of California, Santa Barbara), and the USP (Ph.D. in Education). Her current teaching and research interests are in indigenous education and culturally inclusive teaching, curriculum and research. Konai Helu Thaman is currently involved with other colleagues in documenting Pacific indigenous educational ideas and pedagogies, and developing Pacific frameworks and methodologies for research. She has researched and published in the areas of curriculum development, indigenous knowledge systems, culturally democratic teacher education and sustainable development. She is a member of several international organisations including The Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Recommendation Concerning the Status of Teachers and Higher Education Personnel (CEART), a Fellow of the Asia Pacific Centre for Innovations in Education & Development (APEID) and Oceania vice-chair for the IUCN Commission on Education & Communication. In her spare time, Konai enjoys writing poetry and 5 collections of her poems have been published.



Dates and Venue

Date: July 1 – 5

Venue: The conference will take place at the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, The University of the South Pacific, Suva, Fiji Islands. The Faculty is located on the USP Laucala campus in Suva which is known for its lush green campus.

Download PCC-Fiji Conference Brochure

Important Dates and Deadlines

Abstract Submission Deadline Extended to May 15, 2015

Notification of successful submissions will be made within 5-7 working days

Early Bird Registration Closes May 30, 2015

Call for Papers

Abstracts may be submitted via email or via online submission.

Online Submission of Papers Here

For those who wish to submit abstracts via email, please download and complete the submission for PCCFiji Submission Form 2015. Email submissions to faleconferences(at)usp.ac.fj

Conference Fees


Early Bird International: FJD$500
Early Bird USP Member Country: FJD$250

International Registration Fee


USP Member Country Registration Fee


Full-time Postgraduate students may apply for a registration fee waiver

The conference registration fee includes conference materials, morning and afternoon teas and refreshments, lunches, and conference dinner.


Conference Registration is now open for online payment and submission of registration forms.

There are three steps to this process.

  1. Please download the following registration form. Registration form.
  2. Complete the online payment of registration fees.  Begin Payment Process
  3. Click ‘All other payments and begin the online payment process.
  4. Insert your payment confirmation number in the relevant section on the registration form, and submit via email to faleconferences(at)usp.ac.fj.

If you have any further questions about payment processes, please send an email to the address above or to cresantia.koyavakauta(at)usp.ac.fj

Conference Program

July 1

July 2

July 3

July 4

July 5

PCC Executive Meeting


Day 1


Day 2


Day 3

Optional Cultural Activities



Official Welcome

Conference Dinner


Special USP rates available at the following hotels.
Please contact: faleconferences(at)usp.ac.fj or: ulina.nanovo(at)usp.ac.fj for details

Hotel Names

Standard Room



Other Comments

Suva Motor Inn


$240 FJD self  contained

2 Bedroom


Tel No.


Peninsula Hotel

$115 FJD

$150 FJD


 With Breakfast

Tel No. 3313711

$165 FJD  Family Room

Holiday Inn

$273 FJD

$373 FJD


With breakfast

Tel no. 3301600

Tanoa Plaza

$286 FJD

$336 FJD


With breakfast

Tel no: 331 2300

Please download the International Conference Travel Guide

Contact Information


For more information please contact:

Ms. Ulina Nanovo
Administrative Assistant
School of Education
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education
The University of the South Pacific
Email: ulina.nanovo(at)usp.ac.fj
Tel: +679 3231815

Dr. Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka’uta
Associate Dean Research & International
Faculty of Arts, Law and Education
The University of the South Pacific
Email: cresantia.koyavakauta(at)usp.ac.fj
Tel: +679 3232296






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