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Education Department (ED)

Education Department (ED)

The Education Department plays a core function in the provision of professional courses pertaining to diverse educational areas that are appropriate for training and development of quality teacher graduates. These include human development, psychology, sociology, the philosophy of education, teaching and learning, curriculum, assessment, pedagogy and research

Staff

Qualifications:

Masters of Education in Curriculum Studies

Bachelor of Education

Trained Teachers Certificate

Teaching:

HED 100 Early Years Learning

HED211 Thematic Approach in Early Childhood Education

HED212 Experiential and Manipulative Materials

HED 311 Early Childhood education curriculum

HED312 Approaches in Early Childhood education

HED305 Effective Pedagogy

HED260 History of Education

Contact Details

Room – RM 21, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Emailk.lauina@nus.edu.ws; k.faamatuainu@gmail.com

Phone – 20072 ext 386; 7625619

Research Interests: Educational research

Publications:

Faamatuainu, V, L. K., & Esera., E. (2019). O LE FE’E AVEVALU: The thematic Approach to Teaching. Asian Education Journal. Vol. 31, 2019, 101-114.

Faamatuainu, V. L. K., & Schuster, S. (2019). Physical Education in Early Childhood Education and Care: Research. Best Practices – Situation. Comenius University, Bratislava

 

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Auckland

Master of Educational Studies (MEdStd) University of Queensland

PhD, Queensland University of Technology

Teaching

 HED260 History of Education

HED305 Effective Pedagogy

HED581 Globalization and Education in Samoa

HED585 Education Research and Design

HED586 Education Policy

HED580 Issues of Education in Samoa

Contact Details

Office: Rm 34, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email: t.tuia@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext 320/394/330

Research Interests

Associate Professor Fuaialii Dr. Tagataese Tupu Tuia’s is an Education lecturer at the Faculty of Education. His main research areas are in colonial and postcolonial education policy, curriculum, global education and teacher education.  Associate Professor Fuaialii Dr. Tupu Tuia contributes to postcolonial discourses, following other postcolonial theorists mainly from former colonized nations like Samoa.

Publications

2007    Tagataese Tupu Tuia, Roy Obed, Kalala Unu, and Evotia Tofuola. (2008). Values Education in Pacific teacher education programmes: In Puamau, P. Pacific Voices. . University of the South Pacific

 2015    Tuia, T. T., & Iyer, R. (2015). Samoa’s education policy: Negotiating a hybrid space for value. The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives Vol 14, No 2, pp. 125-133 Special Edition:

 2016    Tuia, T. T., & Schoeffel, P. (2016). Education and Culture in Postcolonial Samoa. The Journal of Sāmoan Studies, Volume 6, 2016, pp. 41-51. National University of Samoa.

2017    T. Tupu Tuia.  (2017). Globalization and Education in Samoa: Reaffirming the Local in Predominantly Western System.  Pacific Journal of Education Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 3-15.  Fiji Institute of Applied Studies.

2018    T. Tupu, Tuia. (2018). The impact of Samoan In-service teacher education on student learning. The International Education Journal: Comparative Perspectives Vol. 17, No. 3, 2018, pp. 30-38 https://openjournals.library.sydney.edu.au/index.php/IEJ

2019    T. Tupu Tuia., & Mariota, T. P. (2019). Upgrading teachers’ challenges with university foundationmathematics courses. Pacific-Asian Education, Vol. 31, 2019, 47-56.

            http://pacificcircleconsortium.org/PAEJournal.html

2019    T. Tupu Tuia., Faavae, D., & Esera, E. (2019). Understanding the teacher upgrade programme in Samoa: Contextual challenges for in-service teachers, school principals and Ministry personnel. Pacific-Asian Education, Vol. 31, 2019, 33-46.

            http://pacificcircleconsortium.org/PAEJournal.html

2019    T, Tupu Tuia. (2019) Globalization, Culture and Education in Samoa. International Online Journal of Primary Education 51, volume 8, issue 1, pp. 1-13.

2019    Tagataese. Tupu, Tuia, Fuapepe. Rimoni, & David. Faavae. (2019). Why not RPEIPP and VPEC? Empowering emerging academics and educators in Oceania. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies, USP.

 

Qualifications:

TCollCert TTC, DipTchg, DipESSTN WellCe, PGDipEd S.Pac, MedStud Newcastle (NSW), DipTESL, PhD Well.

Teachings:

HED191 Inclusive Education

HED 302 School-based Research

HED582 Supervision and Mentoring of Teachers

HED584 Educational Planning & Administration

HED587 Philosophical Foundations of Education

HED 588 Curriculum Theory and Practice

Contact Details:

Office: Rm 17, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus  

Email: r.tufue-dolgoy@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext 329

Research interests:

Policy development/implementation  

Inclusive Education Policy

Transfer of Training

Teacher Supervision and mentoring 

Teacher Professional Development

Parental involvement in education

Open Distance Learning (ODL)

Other main areas of interest involve:

Children’s literacy

Linguistic characteristics

Pacific education

Contemporary issues in education

Research Publications: 

Tufue, R. (2019). Transfer of training in Samoa: practitioners’ perspective. Directions: Journal of Educational Studies  Volume 33(1) , 60-70, 

Tufue, R. Ah Hoy, J, Kolone-Collins, S. (2019). First year students experiences at University: A Samoan case. Pacific Asian Educational Journal, 31, 57-71.

Picton, C & Tufue-Dolgoy, R (2018). Designing futures of Identity: Navigating agenda Collisions in Pacific disability. In Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Eve Tuck & K. Wayne Yang (eds). Indigenous and Decolonizing Studies in Education. Routledge.

2018 Samoa Disability Monogram. (2018). An Analysis of the 2016 Population and Housing Census. UNICEF Pacific Bureau of Statistics, Ministry of Women, Community and Social Development and Pacific Community.  

Tufue, R., & Mc Donald, L (2017). Facilitating Transfer of Training for Samoan Student Teachers: An Exploratory Investigation. Journal of Samoan Studies, 7, ( 3) p35 -46.

Mc Donald, L., & Tufue, R. (2017). Facilitating Transfer of Training in NZ and Samoan Student Teachers. New Zealand Annual Review of Education. 22 ,122-136.

Tufue, R. Vaai-Kruse, E, Suaali’i, F. (2016, 27 Nov -1 Dec). Open Distance Learning in Samoa: Teacher perspective. PCF8 COL conference. Malaysia.

Tufue, R. (2016). Parental  participation  in children’s education: A Samoan case. Germany. Omni Scriptum. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing. 

Tufue, R, (2015).  (2015) Pre service  teachers perceptions of integration and inclusion: A Samoan Case. Germany. Omni Scriptum. LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing.

McDonald, L., & Tufue-Dolgoy, R  (2013). Moving forwards,  sideways or backwards? Inclusive education in Samoa.  International Journal of Disability, Development and Education,

Tufue-Dolgoy, R. (2012). Implementation of the Inclusive education policy in Samoa. Lambert Academic publishing

Esera, E.,  Sooaemalelagi L., & Tufue-Dolgoy, R. (2010). Issues in teaching practice: Associate teachers’ views. The Journal of Samoan Studies, 3,  5- 19.

Tufue-Dolgoy, R. (2010). Stakeholders’ perspectives of the implementation of the inclusive education policy in Samoa: a cultural fit. PhD thesis. Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

Tufue, R (1998). O le Togapi o Lole. Apia: Evaitusi, Inc. 

Tufue, R. (1998). Pacific Island educators’ perceptions of transfer of training strategies for teacher professional development within New Zealand. Unpublished dissertation, Wellington College of Education, Wellington, New Zealand.

Qualifications                                 

BA S. Pac, DipPlanMgt Malta, MA Macq., TCollDip NZ

Teaching:

HED209 Ethics and Values

HED304 Contemporary Issues in Education

HED306 Critical Thinking

Contact Details                              

Office: Rm 27, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email: e.esera@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 Ext 395

Research Interests: Educational issues

Publications:                                 

Esera., E.,  Tupu Tuia.,&  Faavae, D. (2019). Understanding the teacher upgrade programme in Samoa: Contextual challenges for in-service teachers, school principals and Ministry personnel. Pacific-Asian Education, Vol. 31, 2019, 33-46.

        http://pacificcircleconsortium.org/PAEJournal.html

Esera, E,. & Viliamu, L. K. (2019). O LE FE’E AVEVALU: The thematic Approach to Teaching. Asian Education Journal. Vol. 31, 2019, 101-114.

Esera, E., & Sueala Kolone – Collins. (2019). Teacher perceptions of extending teaching hours in schools in Samoa, Pacific Asian Education Journal. Vol.31, 2019,32-46.

Qualification: BA(Hons) MA, PhD, DipTchg Well. 

Teaching:

Contact Details:

Office: RM 9, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email: t.lipine@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext 409

Qualification: BA TESOL (BYUH), PGD, MA (USP-Suva)

 Teaching: 

HED001: Foundation Education

HED101: Human Development

HED191: Inclusive Education

HED202: Measurement and Evalution

HED208: Classroom Management

HED209: Ethics and Values

HED260: History of Education in Samoa

HED261: Teaching and Learning

HED302: School-based Research

HED304: Contemporary Issues in Education

HED361: Classroom Assessment

Contact Details:

Office: RM 22, 2nd Floor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email:  ioanajf@gmail.com

Phone: 7529014

Research Interest:  Language and  Educational Issues.

Publications:

 Ah – Hoy, J., & Kolone, S., & Tufue, R (2019). First year student’s experiences at University: A Samoan case. Pacific Asian Educational Journal, 31, 57-7.

Ah-Hoy-Wright, J., Latai, L., and Mutch, C., Tauaa, S., Mataia, L., Latai, A., Mariner, R., Betham-Scanlan, D., Pouono, J., O Connor, P., Koria, J., Motusaga, M., Matapo, J., (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)

Qualification: CertTchg DipEd WSTC; BEd NUS; PGDipEd MEd(Hons) AUT

 Teaching:

HED001 Foundation Education

HED101 Human Development

HED191 Inclusive Education

HED260 History of Education in Samoa

HED302 School-based Research

HED305 Effective Pedagogy

 Contact Details:

Office: Rm 23, 2nd F loor Toi Building, Mountainside Campus

Email: s.collins@nus.edu.ws

Phone: 20072 ext 360

Research Interest: The Missing link, looking at the Foundation Certificate Education Programme.

Publications:

Esera, E., & Kolone, S. (2019). Teacher perceptions of extending teaching hours in schools in Samoa, Pacific Asian Education Journal. Vol.31, 2019, 32-46.

Ah – Hoy, J., & Kolone, S., & Tufue, R (2019).  First year student’s experiences at University: A Samoan case. Pacific Asian Educational Journal, 31, 57-71

Qualification: CertIVTAA APTC; DipEd WSTC; BEd NUS; MEd UWI; PhD Candidate WaitagoUni

Qualification: BSocSci DipTchg Waik., MASEN Roehampton, PhD Candidate VicWell

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Phone: +685 20072 ext 330/394

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