International Journal of Social Science & Economic Research
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Title:
A CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF FIJIS KNOWLEDGE BASED SOCIETY: THE EDUCATIONAL IMPACT

Authors:
Atelini Vesikula Bai

Abstract:
The creation of the knowledge base society in Fiji is easier said than done as we hurdle into the 21st century. It raises three interesting and important issues for teachers. Firstly, relooking at early Fijian education and understanding how the centre-periphery that is inclusive of powercoercive; enforcing compliance by those with less power, rational-empirical; the top down approach, normative re- educative model; assumes how culture can be shifted into a productive form, contributes and continues to impact Fiji curriculum. The gist for learners to date comes in the form of rote learning and the examination routine which leaves very little or no room for critical analysis and critical thinking processes. In regards to teachers the hands off approach to curriculum development. Secondly, the impact of rote learning on Fijian education and climate change. Lastly, highlighting the way forward on how meaningful learning that involves the creation of critical thinking process in lifelong learners will offer assistance in the resistance against climate change.

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