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About Cresantia Frances Koya Vaka'uta

My research focuses on Education for Sustainable Development in the Pacific. I am particularly interested in Educating for Sustainable Pacific Societies in and beyond the 21st Century in the context of small island developing states I am currently working on three main areas of interest – Citizenship education, teacher education and the role of Pacific arts and culture in education. Recognizing the impact of continued silencing of authentic Pacific voice and experience, I am especially concerned with indigenous epistemologies and their contribution to enabling a deeper understanding of “survival and continuity” in nurturing “sustainable societies”. I am also interested in working with local communities, NGOs and civil societies as well as governmental agencies to better contextualize the constraints and challenges of the 21st Century Pacific.


Present Faculty Member, The University of the South Pacific

Research Interests

Curriculum Development, Pacific Education Systems, Teacher Education, Plagiarism in Higher Education, and Citizenship Education

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Contact Information

c/o School of Education
Faculty of Arts, Law & Education
University of the South Pacific
PMB Laucala Campus
Suva Fiji Islands.


Conference Presentation (5)

Symposium Presentation (2)

Art Exhibition (1)

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