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Teacher Education Department (TED)

Teacher Education Department (TED)

The Teacher Education Department focuses on curriculum and pedagogy. Thus, the general aim of this department is to offer high quality courses that prepare graduates to effectively teach the curriculum in their classes and confidently use a multitude of teaching approaches for the various curriculum areas at Early Childhood Education, Primary and Secondary levels.

Staff

Qualifications

PhD (Massey University)

QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor of Arts BA (Hons), University of Wisconsin, Wisconsin, USA

Master of Fine Arts MFA (Hons) The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Illinois USA

PhD Candidate, Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa, Samoa

TEACHING

HVA001 Fundamentals of Art & Design

HVA002 Design Methods – Elements & Principles of Art

HVA100 Introduction to Drawing & Painting

HVA101 Ancient Civilizations – 21st Century Art

HVA200 Graphic Design, Illustration & Print Media

HVA201 Advanced Construction: Materials & Techniques

HVA204 Advanced Experimental Drawing & Painting

HVA300 Beyond Oceania and Art of Rising Civilizations

HVA301 Modern Samoan Art & Popular Culture 

HVA302 Exhibition, Museum and Gallery Practises

HVA202 Teaching Visual Art at Secondary Level

HVA203 Teaching Visual Art at Primary Level

HTE264 Teaching Expressive Arts at Primary Level

CONTACT DETAILS

Office: RM 29, 2nd floor, Toi Building, Mountainside campus

Art Room:  RM G211, 2nd floor, Mountainside campus

Preparatory Room:  RMG212, 2nd floor Mountainside campus

E mail: l.leonard@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 685 20072 Ext 349 or 330

Publications:

Latai, L & Mc Donald, L (2020) Art and Wellness: Expressive Arts as Therapy in the Pacific Context,  It takes an Island and an Ocean E Book, Chapter 7, Selected papers from the Third Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference, University of the South Pacific, Faculty of Arts, Law and Education, Institute of Education, Suva, Fiji July 30, 2020

Latai, L (2020) An Evolution of Teaching Visual Art in Samoa: A Personal Journey History, Insights, Challenges and Successes at Tertiary Level Pacific Arts, The Journal of the Pacific Art Association In press

Tamasailau, S., Lafotanoa T., Hope, E, Temese, S., Aiolupotea, M., Latai, L., Tamanikaiyaroi, L., and Naomi Faamanatu, (2020), Love Under the Palms: The dialogical challenges of Talking About Sex Relations in the Pacific: A Samoan Case Study. Auckland University, In press

Latai, L., and Mutch, C., (2019) Creativity Beyond the formal Curriculum: arts-based interventions in post disaster trauma settings, Pastoral Care in Education Journal: An International of Personal, Social & Emotional Development https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/02643944.2019.1642948

Latai, L., and Mutch, C., (2019) Talanoa Fogafala; Hear Our Voices, A poetry and art collaboration between the National University of Samoa & the University of Auckland, Editors Leua Latai, Carol Mutch, Jacoba Matapo & Tim Baice, Published bv Te Whakatere au Papori Navigating Social Currents Research Unit, University of Auckland

ISBN 978 -0-473-48990-0 (soft cover)

ISBN 978-0-473-46991-7 (hard cover)

ISBN 978-0-473-46992 – 4 (pdf)

Latai, L. (2018) Collecting Memories; Shorter Communication, CSS, JSS, Vol. 8, National University of Samoa http://journal.samoanstudies.ws/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/JSS_Vol8_2018-Collecting_Memories.pdf

Fenner, P., Ryan, B., Latai, L., Percival S., (2018) Art making and the promotion of well-being in Samoa -Participants lived experience of a recovery oriented Intervention, Arts & Health Journal: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17533015.2017.1334677

Latai, L. & Mc Donald, L. (2017) Evaluation of an Expressive Arts Therapy Program Undertaken in Samoa, CSS, JSS, Vol. 8, National University of Samoa http://journal.samoanstudies.ws/storage/2018/01/Vol7_no.3_5-Evaluation-of-an-Expressive- Art-as-Therapy-Program-Undertaken-in-Samoa.pdf

Latai, L (2017) Fatuga ma Solo Faasamoa & Faaperetania, Visual Arts, Faulty of Education, National University of Samoa ISBN 978982 9003 76 8

Latai, L, Ryan, B, Goding, M, Fenner, P, Percival, S, Percival, W, Endemman, K, Parkin, I, Tuitama, G, & Ng, Chee (2015) Art and Mental Health in Samoa, Australasian Psychiatry 2015, Vol. 23 (6) Supplement 55 – 58 SAGE Journal     http://journals.sagepub.com

Latai, L 2015 Pieces of Me – A Collection of Poems written and Illustrated by Leua Latai, National University of Samoa, University of the South Pacific & Expressive Arts Department-Faculty of Education, Samoa Government Printing ISBN 978 982 9003 52 2

Latai, L and Taavao, M 2014 O le Galulolo: Stories, poems and artworks by the tsunami affected school children of the Aleipata School District, Expressive Arts Department, Faculty of Education & Centre of Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa Government Printing ISBN 978 982 9003 515

Vaai, S, Taulealo, V, Collins, F, Solomona S, Latai, L, Polu, L (2012) Chapter VI: Arts, Literature and the Media, Samoa’s Journey 1962 – 2012 Aspects of History, Meleisea, M, Meleisea, P. S, Meleisea, E (ed), Victoria University Press, Wellington. ISBN 978-0-86473-835-6

CURATED EXHIBITIONS, SOLO EXHIBITIONS, MONOGRAPHS & ART CATALOGUES  

Latai L., (2020) Art Agency and EnT’s Café Restaurant Collaborative Art Exhibition, Fugalei, July 30 – August 30, 2020, In house publication, National University of Samoa 

Latai L., (2020) Coping With COVID 19 Art Exhibition, Niuleá Exhibition Space, Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa, July, 2020

Latai, L., (2020) Lockdown on line Art Exhibition NUS website) May 2020, National University of Samoa

Latai L., (2019) A Brief Encounter; Art as Therapy Art Exhibition, Salvation Army Regional Headquarters, Motoótua, Apia, UREC funded research  

Latai, L., (2019) Tama o le Ele’ele Juried Exhibition & Art Catalogue, Samoa Conference IV, Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa. ISBN 978-982-9175-12-0

Latai, L., (2019) Samoa Conference IV – Tama o le Ele’ele Juried Art Exhibition & Art Catalogue, National University of Samoa ISBN 978 982 9175 18 2 (electronic) for Tama o le Ele’ele Art Catalogue http://samoanstudies.ws/storage/2019/07/Final-Draft-website-SCIV-Catalogue-Tama-o-le-eleele.pdf

Latai, L., Von Reiche, M., Taulealo, V., Kamu, D., Mariner, N., (2019) Faátai Ou Vae – Fold Your Legs Group Art Exhibition, Manamea Art Studio, Vaimea, Samoa

Latai, L., Ellen, A., (2019) Paper Connections – International Juried Art Exhibition & Catalogue, Indiana South-East University, USA (in-house publication)

Latai, L., Ellen, A., (2019) Paper Connections – International Juried Art Exhibition & Catalogue, National University of Samoa & Indiana South East University (in-house publication)

Latai, L., (2018) Empowering Experiences Art as Therapy Exhibition, Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference, University of the South Pacific, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Latai, L., (2017) Mega Objects: Wearable Art Exhibition, Pacific Arts Association Conference, National University of Samoa.

Latai, L., (2017) ANU, NUS & USP Experimental Film; Faáseseina, Pacific Arts Association Conference, National University of Samoa, November 27, 2017

Latai, L., Ellen, A., (2017) Paper Connections; International Juried Art Exhibition, Niuleá Exhibition Space, Centre for Samoan Studies, National University of Samoa & Indiana South East University

Latai, L., Ellen, A., (2017) Paper Connections; International Juried Art Exhibition, Ronald Barr Art Gallery, Indiana South East University

Latai, L., (2016) From Tradition to Contemporary Art: Rebirth of Artistic Heritage in a Changing Pacific, pg 155 Curatorial Statement and Art Exhibition, PIURN Conference Proceedings, National University of Samoahttp://samoanstudies.ws/storage/2017/10/PIURN-Proceedings-FINAL_27.10.2017.pdf

Latai, L., (2016) From Tradition to Contemporary Art: Rebirth of Artistic Heritage in a Changing Pacific Art Exhibition, PIURN Conference, National University of Samoa

Latai, L 2017 National University of Samoa 17 Setema292009 Art as Therapy Exhibition, Faculty of Education Hallway – G Block, September 28, 2017

Latai, L 2014 Nature’s Fury: The Science of Natural Disasters, American Museum of Natural History, NY USA

Latai, L (2014) The Nude, Nudity & Naked Samoans, June 12-21, 2014, National Museum of Samoa & American Museum of Natural History AMNH, New York, USA

Latai, L (2014) The Nude, Nudity & Naked Samoans, June 12-21, 2014, National Museum of Samoa & American Museum of Natural History AMNH, New York, USA

Latai, L., (2011) When Words Alone Are Not Enough, 5th Measina a Samoa Conference, National University of Samoa, August 30th, 2011

Latai, L., (2011) Resilience Art Exhibition, Bowen House Parliament Building, Wellington, New Zealand 2011 [invitation to exhibit]

Latai, L., (2010) Moving On: A Year After, HEART EXHIBITION, September 29th, 2010 Memorial Service for the tsunami victims of 2009. National University of Samoa & University of San Francisco, September 28 – October 1, 2010

Latai, L., (2010) Let the Art Speak – Think Big Rethink Green Art Exhibition, MNRE National Environment Forum, Le Manumea Hotel, Vailima. November 17th, 2010

Latai, L., (2009) Photography, Text and Meaning, 4th Measina a Samoa Conference Journal, Journal of Samoan Studies Vol 3, 2010 pg 1 – 12

 

 

 

Qualification: BCom NUS, DipEd Sam, MTL Canterbury.

Teaching:

HTP160 Microteaching Skills

HTP320 Micorteaching Skills for the Classroom Teacher

HTP321 Multi-Level Teaching

HTP360 Teaching in Real Context

Contact Details:

Office: Rm 28, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email:   t.faalogo@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext 392

Qualification:

MPH University of Michigan, AB Albion College, Dip MinStudies Phema SP, CertIV TAE APTS

Teaching: Physical Education and Health Courses

Qualifications:

Master of Indigenous Studies

Bachelor of Arts

Certificate in Adult Teaching

Certificate in Leadership and Management

Teaching:

HTE165 English for Primary Teaching

HTE265 Teaching English at Primary

HTE200 Teaching Literacy at Primary

HTE227 Teaching English at Secondary

HTP160 Micro Teaching Skills

HTP260 Classroom Management in Action

HTP360 Teaching in the Real Context

Contact Details:

Office: Rm 4, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email: f.tauaanae@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext.377 / 7629225 / 7220432

Research Interests:

Literacy development

Effective teaching methodologies

Experiential learning

Qualification: 

Cert. Teaching Expressive Arts, BA, Bed

Teaching: 

HPA003 Drama

HPA004 Dance

HPA100 Physical Theatre

HPA101 Contemporay Dance and the Pacific

HPA200 Acting for film and Television

HPA201 Samoan siva: Traditional and Contemporary

HPA202 Teaching Performing Arts at Secondary Level

HTE164 Expressive Arts for Primary Teaching

HMU100 Basic Music Theory

HMU101 Instrumental Performance 1

HMU200 Basic Music Theory 1

HMU201 Instrumental Performance 2

HMU202 Teaching Music at Secondary Level

HTP360 Teaching in Real Context

Contact Detail:

Email:  s.solomona@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 Extensions 385/304

RESEARCH AREAS

Music Education

Traditional Musical Instruments and Instrumental Music

Qualifications :

Master of Teaching & Learning- Canterbury University  2011

Bachelor of Education – NUS    1991

Diploma of Secondary Teaching   STC Malifa   1985

Teaching:

HFT001 Understanding Nutrition

HFT002 Eating for Health

HFT100 Food Technology and Society

HFT200 Nutrients Requirements throughout the Lifespan

HFT202 Teaching Food & Textile Technology at Secondary Level

HFT204 Food & Textile Design Processes

Contact Details:                        

Office: Rm 4, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus OR Rm G112 & Rm113 Cooking Block

Email: f.soti@nus.edu.ws                                                     

Phone: 20072 Ext. 383 & 374 Mobile: 7588410

Research Interests:

‘FOE Cooking Competition for secondary schools.

Publication(s)                                             

My current publication in 2019-2020 is Professional Development in food & textiles in Samoa. How can we improve learning in the classroom?

Teaching & Learning of Food & Textiles in Samoa: Curriculum as a Contested Process

Perspectives of the Secondary Curriculum of food & textiles in secondary schools in Samoa.

Food & Textiles in Samoan schools: Development or Retrenchment.

Qualifications:

Teaching:

HFT003 From Fiber to Fabric

HFT004 Working with Fabric

HFT101 Textile Technology and Society

HFT201 Apparel: From Design to Garment

HTP160 Microteaching Skills

HTP320 Microteaching Skills for the Classroom Teacher

HTP360 Teaching in Real Context

Contact Details:

Office: Rm 5, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus Rm 101 & Rm102, Textile Block

Email: p.tugaga@nus.edu.

Phone: 20072 ext 157

Qualification:

Bachelor of Contemporary Music/ Secondary Education

Teaching:

HMU001 Foundation Music 1

HMU002 Foundation Music  2

HMU100 Music Theory 1

HMU200 Music Theory 2

HMU101 Instrument & Performance 1

HMU201 Instrument & Performance 2

HTE164 Expressive Arts for Primary Level

HTP160 Microteaching Skills

 Contact Details:

Office: Rm 1, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus Rm 201 & Rm 202 Music Block

Email: c.wright@nus.edu.ws; cheri.89@gmail.com

Phone: 20072 ext 373

Contact Us

Phone: +685 20072 ext 330/394

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