With colleagues from the University of Canberra and the University of Western Australia, and through funding support from the New Colombo Plan we have embarked on a teaching project that involves Indigenous Australian students being given an opportunity to learn about Indigenous Fijian society. The first teaching program (July 2017) will occur on Viti Levu, Fiji’s largest island, with travel to various cultural sites and places. The itinerary includes travel to urban, rural and remote regions of Viti Levu, with visits and interactions with cultural institutions, businesses, universities, and villages. A blog has been generated to capture the experiences of the teaching project https://fiji2017blog.wordpress.com/ This site features the stories of 12 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander University students as they prepare and take part in the program.
This program is open to third year students in all disciplines University wide as an elective, with a GPA of over 4.5. The unit will be of particular interest to students studying Heritage, Museums and Conservation, Education, Creative Writing, Tourism, Management, Environmental Science or Architecture but would be an exciting addition to any degree!
Come to our information session to learn more about this exciting program: Tuesday November 12 at 10am in room 2A12
University of Canberra write about the teaching completed during the field trip to Fiji. A potential interactive Eco-Library to collect information on Fiji’s unique flora and fauna, as well as its culture was the focus for this years landscape and architecture design students.
The 10-day fieldtrip to Vuna village on Taveuni island
Fiji Times writes an article about our fieldtrip to Taveuni, and Vuna village. Many thanks to all people involved and Setoki Tuiteci for arranging the visit.