PTC Curriculum Writers Community Visits

The Pacific Theological College has completed its curriculum development community visits. Curriculum writers spent several days in two village communities in two provinces in Fiji. Rewasau villagers from Nabobuco District, Naitasiri Province in Fiji and Nakoronawa village in Nakasaleka District, Kadavu Province, hosted the writers. They also shared their indigenous knowledge, world views, and philosophies that are the foundations of community living. Their experience and learning will inform and guide their writing of the courses for the three school; School of Ecological Resilience Development, the School of Theology and Ethics and the School of Pasifika Philosophies, Education and Science. Secretary to the PTC Council and Executive and educationist Dr Sereima Naisilisili said this is probably the first time in Fiji, curriculum writers have immersed themselves in local communities to write courses. Centering the community in the curriculum is the basis of the community-based university the PTC is transitioning into and the whole of life approach to education it is championing.