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Resilience in Education: an example from Primary School in Fiji and Technical Vocational Education and Training

Havea, Peni H. and De Ramon N'Yeurt, Antoine and Tamani, Apenisa and Siga, Amelia and Jacot des Combes, Helene and Hemstock, Sarah L. and Luetz, Johannes (2020) Resilience in Education: an example from Primary School in Fiji and Technical Vocational Education and Training. In: Managing Climate Change Adaptation in the Pacific Region. Springer Nature, Switzerland, pp. 197-212. ISBN 978-3-030-40551-9

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    Abstract

    In the Pacific, the capacity of curriculum writers for integrating the content of climate change into their curricula and/or taught Resilience [Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) & Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)] in education is limited. This paper described the findings of a 2018 study on the integration of climate change into primary and secondary schools’ curricula and taught resilience in education in TVET. It involves teachers (n=30) from Kadavu and Levuka islands, curriculum writers and editors from the Ministry of Education, GIZ, SPC, and USP – in Fiji. An exploratory design was used to explore the curricula for Fiji and the EU PacTVET project at SPC. Information was collected from workshops and training events, interviews and project documents. Using BEKA (Benchmarking, Evidencing, Knowing, Applying) and the concept of ako (e.g. to study or educate), a model of climate change and resilience in education was designed as part of this research to help Pacific schools with their curricula. These results indicate how behavioural changes may shape Resilience, thus placing them in a better position to achieve the UNFCCC, the SDGs, the Sendai Framework and the Framework for Resilient Development in the Pacific (FRDP) targets and objectives by 2030 and beyond.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Resilience Climate Change Education Pacific Sustainability
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB1501 Primary Education
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Pacific Centre for Environment and Sustainable Development (PACE-SD)
    Depositing User: Antoine N'Yeurt
    Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 13:19
    Last Modified: 10 Jun 2020 16:41
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/11978
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