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Changing views of culture, learning, teaching and knowledge: Fiji in - service primary teachers

Lingam, Govinda I. and Boulton-Lewis, G.M. and Brownlee, J.L. and Lingam, Narsamma (2013) Changing views of culture, learning, teaching and knowledge: Fiji in - service primary teachers. Fijian Studies: A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 11 (2). pp. 181-199. ISSN 1728-7456

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    Abstract

    This paper explores in-service primary teachers' views and beliefs about culture, learning, teaching and knowledge. Fifty Bachelor of Education in-service primary teachers at a university in Fiji participated in the study. The analysis reveals a mix of old and new beliefs about culture, learning, teaching and knowledge. The influence of globalization of technology is a contributing factor towards the changing views. To keep the indigenous epistemologies alive and valued like the Western epistemologies, more effort is needed to integrate these informal education. This has implications for the future professional preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
    Divisions: Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > School of Education
    Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) > Oceania Centre for Arts, Culture and Pacific Studies
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 12 Nov 2014 11:50
    Last Modified: 21 Jun 2016 14:49
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/7769
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