Patterns of Indigenous Learning: An Ethnographic Study on How Kindergartners Learn in Mana, Fiji

  • Jeffrey Chih-Yih Lee Brandman University
  • Paul Sparks Pepperdine University
Keywords: Education, Technology, Culture, Fiji and Indigenous Learning

Abstract

Technology has greatly impacted educational systems around the world, even in the most geographically isolated places. This study utilizes an ethnographic approach to examine the patterns of learning in a kindergarten in Mana, Fiji. Data comprised of interviews, observations and examination of related artifacts. The results provide baseline data for a larger study examining the evolution of learning patterns after iPads were introduced to the Mana school. Data were examined through two frameworks: Multiple Intelligence and 21st Century Skills during the baseline study; the same two frameworks will be utilized in the next round of data analysis. A comparative analysis will finally be conducted after the summer of 2015. Approval and support from three Fijian ministries was acquired for this study. The full text of the article can be found at 10.18275/fire201502011048
Published
2018-12-06
How to Cite
Lee, J. C.-Y., & Sparks, P. (2018). Patterns of Indigenous Learning: An Ethnographic Study on How Kindergartners Learn in Mana, Fiji. FIRE: Forum for International Research in Education, 2(1). https://doi.org/10.18275/fire201502011048