Climate change implications in Fiji and the need to redevelop educational policies in Fiji Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Keywords:Climate Change, Fiji curriculum, Pedagogy, Assessment, Educational Policies.
Climate change continues to aggravate Fiji in the wake of Tropical Cyclone (TC) Winston. TC Winston, a category 5 cyclone ravaged the Northern and Western parts of Viti Levu in February 2016, causing massive damages to schools leading to the closure of severely affected ones and the relocation of distressed students all over Viti Levu. The effect of Winston is still felt as some parts of these affected districts continue to survive without basic survival necessities with children learning in makeshift tents. This natural disaster is a powerful reminder on how climate change continues to exert its force in our lives and the role it wields when Fiji is trying to build its Knowledge based society. This research intends to excavate further into the need to relook and redevelop the Fiji Curriculum suitable for Knowledge Based Society in the wake of this natural disaster. The purpose of this research is to identify how the Fiji Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment can be modified to suit students affected in the wake of a natural disaster caused by climate change.