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

Boulton-Lewis, Gillian M. (2013) Changing views of culture, learning, teaching, and knowledge : Fiji in-service primary teachers. Fijian Studies : A Journal of Contemporary Fiji, 11(2), pp. 181-219.

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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 changing views. To keep the indigenous epistemologies alive and valued like the Western epistemologies, more effort is needed to integrate these in formal education. This has implications for the future professional preparation of pre-service and in-service teachers.

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ID Code: 80847
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Fijian Studies, Indigenous Epistemologies, Teaching, In-Service Teachers, Fiji
ISSN: 1728-7456
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 Fiji Institute of Applied Studies
Deposited On: 22 Jan 2015 00:50
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2015 03:20

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