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Fulton University College’s Conference 20-22 July 2015

9/30/2015


Fulton University College coordinated and hosted a conference around the theme of “Implementing Qualifications Frameworks in the context of Pacific Higher Education” over the period 20-22nd July 2015 at the Fulton University College Campus.

More than fifty people attended, with Guest Speakers from the region and Australia. The Conference was officially opened by the Fiji Minister of Education, Heritage and Arts, the Hon. Dr Mahendra Reddy on Monday 20th July 2015. The Minister reminded the conference of the importance Fiji has placed on developing a knowledge society and quality education and training as the Pacific’s means of improving personal, community and national development.

Dr Philip Fitzimmons presented on Contructive alignment in Higher education; Dr Colin Hunter spoke on Reflective Learning in Professional education; and Dr Richard Wah spoke on the Special Character in higher education.

 Dr Jeanette Baird and Ms Wilma Paka presented on the progress of reviewing the Papua New Guinea Qualifications Framework.

There was high quality information shared and discussed on various aspects of Pacific Higher Education which will enrich not only Fulton College but all the participants as well.

The SPC’s Educational Quality and Assessment Programme presented on the context of Pacific Education and Training and how qualifications frameworks are well recognized and supported by Pacific countries as an instruments in organizing their qualifications and reforming their respective education and training sectors. The importance of sharing information on accredited institutions and programmes will improve opportunities of Pacific people to gain employment both within domestic labour markets and regionally as well.

We commend Fulton on hosting a very successful conference.

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