Measina a Samoa Conference Day 2
The second and final day of the Measina A Samoa Conference will begin with parallel sessions featuring presentations of diverse experiences as resilience in times of the pandemic. Lecture Theatre D201 will be the venue for presentations on the subtheme- ICT and Technology including Social Media; Evaluating the Adoption and use of MOODLE at the National University of Samoa: The Perspectives of Foundation Computer Studies students; Investigating Perceptions of NUS Lecturers on the Impact of COVID 19 on the use of online learning in Education: its benefits and challenges as well as Issues of Equity in Digital Learning.
Lecture Theatre D101 will hold presentations on the subtheme of Leadership and Higher Education featuring: Diversity Management in Higher Education Institutions: Key Prerequisites; Strategic Planning in Universities: Implications for Higher Education; Servant Leadership & Work Performance: Systematic Reviews and Multiple case study research into teachers’ pedagogical enactment of the 2010 Samoa Primary school outcome based curriculum. This will be followed by morning tea then the plenary session in D201 where Professor Muagututi’a Dr Ioana Chan Mow will give the keynote address. She will be speaking on Leveraging technologies to build resilience in education within the COVID era: the case of NUS.
Parallel sessions will be held in the afternoon. In Lecture Theatre D201 presentations on the subtheme Agricultural Innovations will be held featuring papers titled COVID-19 Impacts on Farmers Vendors and Consumers in Samoa; Asian Citrus, An Emerging Pest Problem for Samoa; Reinforcing Food Security and Food Safety through Accredited Testing Laboratories as well as Identifying Crops Fertiliser Made from Locally found Materials. The presenters are young researchers who work at SROS.
In Lecture Theatre D101 presentations will focus on the subtheme Alternative Learning Pathways featuring the following papers: Micro-credentials: Value and Policy Implications; Addressing the Learning Crisis: Policy Implications; COVID-19 & Open Distance Learning for Sustainable Development and The Concept of the Learning Society in the Age of Disruption: COVID-19.
Presentations will continue in the afternoon in parallel sessions. In Lecture Theatre D201, papers will be presented on the subtheme Business, Entrepreneurship and the Economy while Lecture Theatre D101 will hold presentations on the subtheme Environment Challenges.
The Conference will wrap up at 4.30 with a summary of the conference proceedings and the closing remarks then the conference dinner at 6.30 at the Falesamoa.