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 Title: It takes an island and an ocean - Selected papers from the third Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference

Editors: Dr Seu'ula Johansson-Fua, Dr Mo'ale 'Otunuku, Dr Ruth Toumu'a

Publisher: Institute of Education, USP

ISBN: 978-982-9173-54-6

Year: 2020

Cover artwork: Acrylic on canvas by Lingikoni Vaka'uta, 2019.

Copyright © 2020 to the Authors for their respective chapters and The University of the South Pacific's Institute of Education for the work in its entirety.

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Introduction - Dr Seu'ula Johansson Fua

Foreword - Prof Derrick Armstrong

Language & Literacies

Chapter 1 – Probing the Place of English Language in Fiji Secondary Schools in the Present Day – from English Facilitators’ Perspectives Avitesh Deepak Kumar, Manpreet Kaur (The University of Fiji)

Chapter 2 – Language and Law in Fiji Rajendra Prasad (The University of the South Pacific)

Chapter 3 – Pacific Pedagogies for Literacy and Language Development: Exploring a research-practice intervention Dr ‘Ana Taufe‘ulungaki, Heti Veikune, Dr Robert Early (The University of the South Pacific), Rebecca Spratt (The University of Auckland)

Chapter 4 – Ko e Fanāfotu ki he Ako Leleí – Transforming Education, Valuing Identity, Language and Culture Dr Lesieli Pelesikoti Tongatai‘o (Massey University)

Mathematical Thinking

Chapter 5 – Being Constructive in Doing Mathematics Dr Robin Havea, Dr Sione Paea (The University of the South Pacific)

Chapter 6 – Card Sorting: Practical guidance from a Pacific perspective Dr Sione Paea, Dr Robin Havea, Dr Mele Katea Paea (The University of the South Pacific)

Art & Creativity

Chapter 7 – Art and Wellness: Expressive Arts as Therapy in the Pacific Context Leua Latai (National University of Samoa), Dr Lex McDonald (The Victoria University of Wellington)

Chapter 8 – Why RPEIPP? Emerging/next generations Pacific academics, researchers, and educators Maria Meredith, Sonia Fonua (The University of Auckland), ‘Alisi Tatafu (Mangere College), Yolanda McKay (The University of the South Pacific (RMI)

Climate & Sustainability

Chapter 8 – Why RPEIPP? Emerging/next generations Pacific academics, researchers, and educators Maria Meredith, Sonia Fonua (The University of Auckland), ‘Alisi Tatafu (Mangere College), Yolanda McKay (The University of the South Pacific (RMI)

Chapter 9 – Integrating Climate Change Adaptation and Disaster Risk Reduction – A key for education for sustainable development Dr Peni Hausia Havea (Live & Learn), Apenisa Tagivetaua Tamani (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH), Amelia Siga (The Pacific Community – SPC), Dr Helene Jacot Des Combes (Republic of the Marshall Islands), Dr Sarah Louise Hemstock (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Technology & Learning

Chapter 10 – Na Lawa (ni Qoli/The Fishing Net) Conceptual Framework and the Institutional Web Eta Varani-Norton (Independent Researcher)

Chapter 11 – Enhancing students’ learning through open ended tasks: Experiences of Technology Education Teachers in Solomon Islands Dr David Sade (Solomon Islands National University), Dr Judy Moreland, Prof Allister Jones (The University of Waikato)

Tertiary Studies

Chapter 12 – High Demand for Tertiary Studies Encourages Corrupt Practices for Entry Godfrey Vasethe (Solomon Islands National University)

Homes, Schools & Open Schooling

Chapter 13 – The place of ako in strengthening home-school relationships for Pasifika secondary learners in Aotearoa/New Zealand Dr Margaret Flavell (The Victoria University of Wellington)

Chapter 14 – Examining the Potential of Open Schooling to Support Second-chance Education in Tonga Dr Peaua Heimuli (The University of the South Pacific)

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