Resilience in education: An example from primary school in Fiji and technical vocational education and training

Hausia Havea, P, N’ Yeurt, A., Tagivetaua Tamani, A, Siga, A, Jacot Des Combes, H., Hemstock, S.L. and Luetz, J. (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. Climate Change Management Series . Springer, UK, pp. 197-212. ISBN 9783030405519

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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 Section
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Divisions: School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dr Sarah Hemstock
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2020 09:30
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2022 03:40

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