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Realise Your Dreams With FALE

Realise Your Dreams With FALE
The 2018 University of the South Pacific Open Day will present a variety of information for the programmes and courses offered. Photo: USP
July 17
12:16 2018

Anyone at The University of the South Pacific (USP) will tell you that the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education (FALE) is the most popular among students because of the aspiring careers that you can get into.

Becoming a journalist, academic, designer, teacher, lawyer, editor, diplomat or rights activist is no longer a dream when you graduate from FALE – it becomes reality.

Studying in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Education at The Univer­sity of the South Pacific means joining a vibrant, academically rigorous community and the op­portunity to develop and hone your research, analytical and critical thinking skills – no matter where your interests lie within the Arts, Law and Education. The faculty has a long and rich tradition of leading academic research and teaching, and we continue to provide a spec­trum, of course, and degree options for both undergraduate and post­graduate students.

The faculty has now acclaimed international accreditation for three (3) programmes; Bachelor of Arts in Social Work, Bachelor of Education In-Service Early Child­hood Education and Care and Post Graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching, two (2) regional accredi­tation for Non-Formal Education and Bachelor of Laws. Bachelor of Laws is also recognised in Aus­tralia while Bachelor of Education In-Service Primary and Secondary, Postgraduate Diploma in Educa­tion and Graduate Certificate in Education is approved as Degrees and Graduate Diplomas in New Zealand.

Graduates from FALE are hired by respected regional and interna­tional agencies like the European Union, United Nations, Forum Sec­retariat, AusAID, NGOs, Women’s Organisations, and so on. They also possess transferable skills that allow them to change jobs with rela­tive ease.

THE FACULTY COMPRISES THESE FIVE (5) TEACHING UNITS:

  1. SCHOOL OF EDUCATION (SOE)

SOE monitors its early childhood, primary, secondary, and tertiary teacher education programs to meet the current and emerging ed­ucational and developmental goals of the Pacific Island Nations. It has developed its Bachelor of Educa­tion in the following streams: Early Childhood, Special and Inclusive Education, Primary and Secondary Education. The latter is taken in three phases: certificate, diploma, and degree. SOE also offers pro­grams in the following disciplines: Non-Formal Education, Education­al Evaluation and Assessment, Ed­ucational Leadership and Tertiary Teaching.

Moreover, the existing certifi­cate, diploma, undergraduate and postgraduate teacher education programmes at pre-service and in-service levels are continuously ra­tionalised and developed to ensure that they incorporate Pacific val­ues, ethics, knowledge systems and indigenous pedagogy where possi­ble. It also takes into account best and “smart” practices developed regionally and globally. Bachelor of Education In-Service specialist area in Early Childhood and Care has now been accredited by the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority; Post­graduate Certificate in Tertiary Teaching is accredited by UK Staff and Educational Development Association, Certificate in Non-Formal Education is accredited by Education Quality and Assessment Programme. In addition to these the New Zealand Qualification Framework has approved Bachelor of Education In-Service Primary and Secondary, Postgraduate Cer­tificate in Education and Graduate Certificate in Education as Degrees and Graduate Diplomas.

  1. SCHOOL OF LANGUAGE, ARTS AND MEDIA (SLAM)

SLAM’s vision is to be an inter­nationally recognised centre of excellence for the undertaking of teaching, research, publication, consultancy, artistic creation, public performance and commu­nity service in those areas associ­ated with its various disciplines, focused on, but not limited to, the Pacific region. In line with this expansive vision, the School seeks both breadth and diversity in the design of its programmes.

Arranged for administrative and academic purposes into pro­gramme areas—Literature, Lan­guage and Linguistics, Journalism and English for Academic Purpos­es—the school offers a variety of Diploma, Degree and Postgraduate level programmes in Journalism, Pacific Vernacular Languages (Fi­jian, Hindi, Cook Islands Maori), Literature, and Linguistics. Minors are also available in French, Chi­nese.

The school offers a challenging se­lection of courses for its Postgradu­ate courses in Literature and Lin­guistics, and an interesting spread of staff expertise for the supervi­sion of MA and PhD research.

  1. SCHOOL OF LAW (SOL)

SOL provides you with a rich and rewarding experience in legal edu­cation. The programmes offered by the School of Law specifically focus on the legal systems of the Pacific region, particularly those of USP’s 12 Member Countries: Cook Is­lands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Mar­shall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tokelau, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. Often, this requires an understanding of the laws of the region’s former impe­rial powers such as Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom and France.

This focus on the laws of the South Pacific region gives the courses offered by USP’s School of Law a very distinctive flavour. Bachelor of Laws is now recognised by the Law Council of Australia which gives advantage to USP graduates internationally while the LLB pro­gramme is re-accredited by Fiji Board of Legal Education that rec­ognises Pacific jurisdictions admis­sion in any Commonwealth juris­diction including Fiji, which means the Fiji accreditation is effective for other PICs.

  1. SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCES (SOSS)

SOSS is a thriving centre for teaching and research in the fields of: History, Pacific Policing, Psy­chology, Social Work, Sociology and Gender Studies.

The school is known for the thor­oughness of our teaching and our care for students. We also have a reputation for research of national and international excellence and the products of this research are continually fed into our courses. Many publications and articles by staff have international reputation in particular fields. The staff also supervises MA and PhD candidates in their own specialist areas. This means that you will be taught by academic staff who are actively re­searching and publishing in areas you will study. All of our degree schemes offer a thorough training in the basic principles of social sci­ence, a wide choice of specialised subjects, training in the practice of social research and preparation for a wide variety of career oppor­tunities. With the accreditation of Bachelor of Arts in Social Work by Australian Community Work­ers Association, it has immensely increased the quality of graduates and delivery of the programmes at the School level.

  1. OCEANIA CENTRE FOR ARTS, CULTURE AND PACIFIC STUDIES (OCACPS)

PACIFIC STUDIES

The academic programmes at the Oceania Centre is led by Pacific Studies. It offers UU 204 – Pacific Worlds, one of four university-wide courses. Pacific Studies also offers a Postgraduate Diploma, and MA and PhD degrees. Pacific Studies students explore a range of topics that prioritise indigenous voices and experiences through interdis­ciplinary approaches.

THE ARTS

The Oceania Centre is a leading creative centre in the region, with a growing international reputa­tion. Numerous artists from across the region have contributed to the development of Oceanian arts at the Centre and abroad as they have toured internationally presenting their unique forms of Visual Arts, Dance and Music to the world. The Oceania Dance Theatre, New­sounds Oceania, and the Centre’s visual artists have all found a home at the Oceania Centre.

PACIFIC HERITAGE HUB AND THE USP PRESS

The Oceania Centre is host to the Pacific Heritage Hub and USP Press. These two entities have con­tributed greatly to the development of both the academic and artistic areas of the Centre and the Univer­sity.

Source: University Of The South Pacific

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