Teachers input in the development of learning resources of Parliament

Senior Parliamentary Education Officer Mr Tarun Lal (right) handing out a Certificate of Participation to a teacher who attended the workshop. Picture: SUPPLIED

A WORKSHOP aimed at resourcing teachers with relevant educational materials was held in Savusavu yesterday.

According to a statement issued by the Civic Education and Media Unit of the Fijian Parliament, the one-day workshop for teachers was to review and seek the input of teachers in the development of learning resources about Parliament.

Acting Secretary-General to Parliament Viniana Namosimalua said these programs ensured members of the public were aware of how Parliament worked.
She said it also enabled students to grasp and appreciate the concepts through the use of relevant resources issued to them.

“The coverage of Parliamentary topics in the school curriculum is something we take seriously. We have worked with the Ministry of Education over the years to ensure learning resources we produce are relevant and aligned to national curriculum Key Learning Achievements,” she said.

“These workshops will ensure teachers review the materials we have produced so far, and also for teachers to have an input in the resources they require in the classrooms.

“Parliament education and awareness is crucial and through our Community Engagement Strategy, we also reach out to communities to ensure that Fijians have a basic understanding about their Parliament and how they can be actively involved.”

Meanwhile, 22 teachers from around Savusavu and Taveuni attended the workshop.

Most of the teachers participating found the workshop educational and also appreciated their voices being heard in the resource development by Parliament.