Information Text Awareness Project

In 2015, Dr Apolonia Tamata from the Literacy Educators Association Fiji (LEAF) and 23 eager teachers from the Nadi district gathered to undertake a 3-day literacy workshop with Wendy Morgan (NZLA representative) and Beryl Exley (ALEA representative). The workshop was part of the Information Text Awareness Project (ITAP 2) being run by the IDOC. This workshop builds on ITAP 1 workshop held in 2013, and introduces and demonstrates nine information reading strategies using the Vernacular and English information texts originally produced as a result of the ITAP 1 workshops. The workshop was funded by the International Literacy Association and the travel and accommodation costs for the presenters. TTFB assisted with the funding of the teachers’ travel costs.