Learning about Parliament can be interesting and fun.
The Parliament of the Republic of Fiji develops education programs and resources for students, teachers and the public at large.
'Our SaY' (Student and Youth) is our education and youth engagement flagship. It is a comprehensive education project targeted to students and youth. It is designed around four stages of learning development as students progress through primary and secondary education and on to tertiary education and the workplace. Our SaY includes resources for teaching of parliament, professional development for teachers, school based education programs such as role plays, practice parliaments and youth networking activities centred around parliament. Our SaY encourages students and youth to be active participants in our democracy.
PARLIAMENT EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
'DISCOVER PARLIAMENT' INFORMATION CARDS FOR SCHOOLS
The eight (8) ‘Discover Parliament’ Information Cards with a Teachers' Guide which can be used by students in the mid to upper levels of Primary schools and also by Secondary school students. They contain good, easy to understand information about Parliament, which can also be read by anyone who wants to learn more about the Fijian Parliament.
The ‘Discover Parliament’ information cards cover topics such as: What is Parliament? How do we choose who will represent us? How does Parliament Work? How Does Parliament Make Laws? How Does Parliament give people a voice in lawmaking? What is Parliament’s role in making decision about money? How is the Government answerable for decisions it makes? and How can I participate in the Work of Parliament? The Teachers Guide for the same cards will assist teachers in relaying the messages in the cards through innovative methods that will encourage interactive learning in the classrooms
'Our SaY' PARLIAMENT EDUCATION MODULES
The two (2) ‘Our SaY’ Modules booklets, one for Primary schools and one for Secondary schools have been developed in line with the Social Studies and Social Science syllabi of the Ministry of Education, and the contents are directly related to the strands and perspectives taught in those subjects; The contents will ensure that our students are well informed with new information about Parliament that will assist them in their learning. They are accompanied with interesting activities using the most interesting tools in learning.
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'Our S.aY.' Modules for Primary Schools
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'Our S.aY.' Modules for Secondary Schools
- Government Ministers (undergoing update)
- Members of Parliament (undergoing update)
'Parliament Discovery Centre' is our Parliament House experience flagship. A dedicated exhibition space at Parliament House, called Parliament Discovery Centre. It include exhibits and digital displays to inform the community about the history, people, procedures and work of the Parliament. The discovery centre is linked to a tours and events program. The community are encouraged to visit Parliament and listen to deliberations during Parliament sitting days or find out about the tours and events program.
2015 GROUP TOURS TO PARLIAMENT
A total of 76 schools and 32 community groups visited parliament in 2015.
Any tours can be organised firstname.lastname@example.org or call 3225640/381238 or 9908954. Free of Charge.
Any tours by groups and individuals to Parliament is an opportunity to:
- explore the 'Parliament Discovery Center';
- learn more about the role and works of Parliament through a 20-30 minutes presentation and Q&A;
- listen to debates during Parliament sitting; and
- a group photo opportunity.
'Parliament Bus' is our community connections flagship. This project is a travelling roadshow that visits communities across Fiji to inform them about parliament. Its message is: ‘Parliament Bus is coming, get on board’. This will reinforce the theme of parliament reaching out to people. Complementing this project will be a series of ‘Meet the Speaker’ visits to communities as well as a range of community consultation projects to allow the community to voice their views to Parliament.
Schools and communities that would like to be part of any 'Parliament Bus' programme or host a 'Meet the Speaker' programme can contact:
Call: 3225640/381238 or 9908954 OR
to make arrangements.
You can learn more about the works of Parliament through the pages of this website, Facebook, Twitter and You Tube.
Contact us for more information on the above programmes.
More photos on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/fijiparliament