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Tapa mo Tatu: An exploration of Pacific conceptions of ESD through a study of Samoan and Tongan Heritage Arts - PhD dissertation

Koya, Cresantia F. (2013) Tapa mo Tatu: An exploration of Pacific conceptions of ESD through a study of Samoan and Tongan Heritage Arts - PhD dissertation. [Collaborative Research] (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The quality of education in the Pacific islands has been a longstanding concern. Since the endorsement of the Pacific Education for Sustainable Development framework (PESDF) in 2006, its Action Plan in 2008 and the Pacific Education and Development Framework also in 2008; the discussion has shifted to quality Education for Sustainable Pacific Societies. Despite the seven-year conversation, little discourse, research and writing on ESD has emerged. Similarly, little has been done to understand what sustainability means to Pacific peoples. The purpose of this research is to examine the Pacific heritage arts of tapa and tattoo in Samoa and Tonga to elicit indigenous ideas about sustainability, education and resilience – three concepts that are central to the discussion of sustainability in education.

    Item Type: Collaborative Research
    Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
    L Education > L Education (General)
    L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2361 Curriculum
    N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Depositing User: Cresantia Koya-Vakauta
    Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2013 15:35
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 12:20
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/6780
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