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Health Series Project

The Institute of Education at The University of the South Pacific has been assisting Pacific countries to achieve quality education through its Research & Development programme, Professional Development & Learning programme, and the Waka Publications programme since 1976. The Waka Publications programme has been publishing children’s reading books, teacher guides, and classroom resources in more than 8 Pacific languages over the past 40 years.

Waka Publication’s latest collaboration is with the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), the Tonga Ministry of Health, and Tonga Ministry of Education & Training to develop, and print a 10-book series (5 Fiction and 5 Non-Fiction books) known as the Health Series. The project aims at improving and supporting key NCD prevention health messaging through picture storybooks for pre-primary aged children in the Kingdom of Tonga. more>>>

Talanga in the Republic of Marshall Islands

USP RMI director, Dr. Irene Taafaki, and IOE team members met with key stakeholders on Majuro to bwebwenato, a Marshallese term for discussion and to further elaborate on USP's role in the Improved Quality Basic Education (IQBE) project. Three USP groups are involved in the project - USP RMI, School of Education, and IOE. more>>>

Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference 2018

The Institute of Education (IOE), USP is pleased to announce the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference (VPEC), 2018. This conference follows the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference 2016, marking “education for what? Revisited”. VPEC provides an opportunity for the sharing of ideas, presentation of research and best practice, and teaching and learning in Oceania. more>>>

WAKA Publications

IOE's Waka Publications programme continues the work begin in the late 1970's, developing educationally sound, culturally and linguistically relevant, and age appropriate publications. Publications include picture story books, classroom resources, creative works collections, edited scholarly works, and a number of other resources to support education, literacy, language development, and curriculum delivery in the Pacific. Highlights from 2017 include more>>>

 






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