‘Traditional knowledge vital for climate change’
Deputy secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts Kelera Taloga has urged teachers to take the perspective on traditional knowledge when teaching on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management.
She shared this while officiating as a chief guest at the launch of a resource book on Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management using Traditional Knowledge written by the Curriculum Development Unit which was launched on Monday night at the Waterfront Hotel in Lautoka. “This resource book focuses on two things which are disaster risk management and climate change but I guess the difference that is special about this book is the traditional knowledge perspective and this is the first time we have documented through our formal curriculum so it is a good resource that will compliment teachers in terms of teaching these topics in schools,” Ms Taloga said. She said the book titled Resource Book on Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change using Traditional Knowledge and compiled by the Curriculum Development Unit would be of great help to students as they would learn a lot of things and using traditional knowledge. “Students will know and be made aware about sources of change, adaptation, migration and resilience,” Ms Taloga said. “The resource book is being developed to assist and enhance our students’ learning; learning to know and learning to do disaster risk management and reduction in the upcoming months.” Ms Taloga also thanked the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and Malaysia Funding Trust for financial support which had enabled the project to be launched. Edited by Rusiate Mataika
The resource book is being developed to assist and enhance our students’ learning; learning to know and learning to do disaster risk management and reduction in the upcoming months.
Deputy Secretary for Education, Heritage and Arts