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Hem Dayal
  • Hem Dayal
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PhD, MA, BEd [Sth Pc.]

Designation: Lecturer in Education, Programmes Coordinator – Secondary

Room: H422

Courses taught/teaching

  • ED154- Introduction to assessment and evaluation.
  • ED254- Evaluation in schools
  • ED354- Assessing and measuring student performance
  • ED215- Mathematics education primary I
  • ED325- Mathematics education primary II
  • ED350- Curriculum studies II
  • ED454- Advanced educational measurement and evaluation

Teaching/Work experience

Assistant Lecturer (2011- to date)

Research Interests/Experience

Mathematics education and classroom assessments


  • Committees and Community engagement
  • Assessment Moderation Committee
  • Learning and Teaching Committee
  • Grievances Committee

Hobbies – playing soccer, touch rugby; watching soccer, rugby and cricket on tv, socializing, music.

Publications in USP Electronic Research Repository

Journal Articles

  • Dayal, H, & Tiko, L. (2020). Are we going to have real school? A case study of early childhood education and care teachers’ experiences surrounding education during the COVID-19 pandemic. Australasian Journal of Early Childhood. In
  • Dayal, H. C. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions of mathematics at senior secondary level in Fiji. Australian Senior Mathematics Journal, 27 (2), 25 – 35.
  • Dayal, H. C. & Lingam, G. I. (2015). Fijian teachers’ conceptions of assessment. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 40 (8), 43–58.
  • Dayal, H. & Chandra, S. (2016). Solving word problems in mathematics: An exploratory study among Fijian primary school teachers. Waikato Journal of Education, 21 (2), 29-42.
  • Dayal, H. C., Cowie, B., & Bakalevu, S. (2017). Students’ reflections on portfolio assessment in mathematics in Fiji. Pacific Journal of Education, 1 (1), 37 - 46
  • Dayal, H. C. & Chand, R. (2017). Using the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy to classify learning objectives in mathematics: An exploratory study among Fijian secondary pre-service teachers. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 32 (1), 36 – 50.
  • Dayal, H. C. & Lingam, G. I. (2017). Formative or Summative?
    How pre-service and practising teachers view forms 
    of assessment. 
    Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, 32 (1), 51 - 67. 

Presentations and Proceedings (Conference, Symposiums and Workshop)

Dayal, H. C. (2013a). Pre-service secondary mathematics teachers’ reflections on good and bad mathematics teaching. In V. Steinle, L. Ball & C. Bardini (Eds.), Mathematics education: Yesterday, today and tomorrow. Proceedings of the 36th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (pp. 226–232). Melbourne, VIC: MERGA.

 Book Chapters and Reports

  • Dayal Hem and Rombo, John L. and Lingam, Govinda I. (2015) An Alternative Education for School Dropouts In Fiji: Perceptions of some Stakeholders. In: Inclusive Education for Exceptional Individuals A Pacific Perspective. USP Press, Suva, Fiji, pp. 204-227. ISBN 978-982-01-0935-3
  • Rombo, John L. and Lingam, Govinda I. and Dayal Hem (2015) School Cultural Influences For Inclusive Education In Papua New Guinea. In: Inclusive Education for Exceptional Individuals: A Pacific Perspective. USP Press, Suva, Fiji, pp. 34-62. ISBN 978-982-01-0935-3
  • Lingam, Govinda I. and Rombo, John L. and Dayal Hem (2015) Transformational Leadership For Inclusive Education. In: Inclusive Education for Exceptional Individuals: A Pacific Perspective. USP Press, Suva, Fiji, pp. 1-18. ISBN 978-982-01-0935-3 





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