| || || Early childhood education | Activity programs | Fiji Child development | Fiji | Psychological aspects|
| || || Na vakatatalo : an exploration of the iTaukei perceptions and expressions of play and its implication for early learning and development|
Author: Sale-Whippy, Kelesi Loga
Institution: The University of the South Pacific
Subject: Play | Fiji | Psychological aspects Learning | Social aspects | Fiji, Early childhood education | Activity programs | Fiji Child development | Fiji | Psychological aspects
Call No.: Pac LB 1137 .S25 2018
Copyright:10-20% of this thesis may be copied without the authors written permission
Abstract: The main aim of this study is to explore and document the Indigenous Fijian or iTaukei perceptions and expressions of play or vakatatalo also referred to as qito, as a context for early learning and development and, to some extent, offer some future possibilities towards curriculum reform in developing more relevant and play pedagogies in early childhood education in Fiji. The research methodology used to elicit these views and expressions was grounded through an indigenous lens upon which culturally appropriate aspects of a blend of ethnographical and autobiographical perspectives, namely autoethnography, was adopted.