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Title: Community resources in university teaching: the case of integrated arts at the University of the South Pacific

Author: Teaero, Teweiariki
Subject:  Activity programs in education
 Arts|Study and teaching (Higher)|Oceania
 Artists as teachers|Oceania
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.25, no.1-2, 2003
Collation: 1-16;

Abstract: Any educational institution and the community it serves must, by necessity, have a symbolic existence that is mutually enriching. Part of this is the use of the community and resources therein as sources of knowledge, materials, institutions and human resources that could be positively utilised in the teaching-learning process. This paper takes a case study approach and concentrates on the use of expert craftspeople in the delivery of Integrated Arts at The University of the South Pacific. While these people do not hold formal educational qualifications conferred upon them by educational institutions, it is argued that they are legitimate experts in their specific areas of competence who have been properly taught the relevant knowledge and skills by their elders, demonstrated the proper use and applications of the knowledge and skills and have also been acknowledged as experts by their peers and community. As such, they have the requisite background considered necessary to help in the delivery of USP courses in the areas in which they specialise. The paper discusses the advantages and the issues involved in the employment of these experts as part-time tutors at the university. It is argued that these experts must continue to be employed as an integral part of contextualising the teaching process in culturally-inclusive ways.

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Title: Promoting active learning through distance teaching texts

Author: Lal, Vijendra
Subject:  Distance education|Activity programs
 Activity programs in education
Volume: Directions: Journal of Educational Studies vol.10, no.1, 1988
Collation: p. 13-17 ;

Abstract: [ Abstract not available ]

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