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Science Teachers Accelerated Programme Model: A Joint Partnership in the Pacific Region

Sharma, Bibhya N. and Lauano, Faatamali’i J. and Narayan, Swasti S and Anzeg, Afshana M. and Kumar, Bijeta and Raj, Jai (2017) Science Teachers Accelerated Programme Model: A Joint Partnership in the Pacific Region. Asia-Pacific Journal of Teacher Education, TBC . TBC. ISSN 1359-866X (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The paper heralds a new pedagogical model known as the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme as a platform to upgrade the qualifications of secondary school science teachers throughout the Pacific region. Based on a tripartite partnership between a higher education provider, a regional government and a cohort of science teachers, the model offers an accelerated Bachelor’s degree programme to the cohort. Using this tripartite partnership model, a pilot of the Science Teachers Accelerated Programme is underway between the University of the South Pacific, the Government of Samoa and a cohort of science teachers in Samoa. The underpinning activities garnering social and academic integration are highlighted with analytics. The strengths, challenges and opportunities of the new, cohort-taught science model are presented with relevant diagnoses, interventions and adaptive works carried out in the first half of the delivery plan. While the Government of Samoa is considering the implementation of a second cycle, the University of the South Pacific is considering extending the model to other regional countries.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Science Teachers Accelerated Programme, STAP, joint partnership, Pacific, cohort teaching, science
    Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
    Q Science > Q Science (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE)
    Depositing User: Swasti Narayan
    Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 15:14
    Last Modified: 15 Aug 2017 15:23
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9784
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