Understanding self-regulated learning

EVEN as this nation had so many achievements in classroom learning techniques, teachers need to turn their attention more specifically to “self-regulated” learning provided for their learners. The major confront faced by our school systems relates to Self-Regulated Learning in order to successfully develop self-efficacy. It is important to understand the notion of self-regulated learning…

Surviving Disappointment

Disappointment is inevitable. That is because life can never consistently live up to our expectations.  I have a friend who involved in church ministry for many years. However, one day without knowing what his wife had in mind, he took his boys for a fishing trip and the wife decided to stay and do some…

Citizens must report misconduct

LAST week the LCC has formally charged the Member of Parliament for West Guadalcanal, Moses Garu for official misconduct. Chair of LCC, Francis Luza says the charge relates to an incident in December 2012 when Garu facilitated the appointment of his wife to be the Constituency Development Officer for West Guadalcanal. Last Month LCC also…

Service of sociologist needed in RSIPF

SOLOMON Islands as nation had requested the service of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) into the country in 2003. This was as a result of the ethnic tensions the country had gone through at that time. The coming of RAMSI had contributed a lot in seeing the national government able to provide…

Taking the fear out of volunteer work

DON’T burry your head in the sand and hope someone will magically fix your (community, society, family, youth, money) problems. Start dig up information that others have missed out. Knowledge is power – it brings creative idea or brings good news from faraway. It is an investment that brings great rewards and will open the…

It really is an Easter surprise

NOT many of us realise this but everyone’s watching us.  For example, the article which appeared in this newspaper last Wednesday is now beginning to catch the attention of some in the international community. The article in question is the announcement of sorts by the Democratic Coalition for Change [DCC) Government that a raft of…

TSI applauds MOFT: Procedures must be followed

EFFECTIVE award and management of government contracts is critical for quality service delivery and achieving development outcomes. Recently, a public procurement notice was published by the Ministry of Finance and Treasury (MOFT) declaring that contractors used to provide the service and maintenance of Honiara International Airport and the 21 provincial airports have expired since September…

West Papua: Yesterday, today, and tomorrow

As Indonesia’s Foreign Affairs minister arrives in Honiara today, West Papua’s representative to the United Nations and former political prisoner, HERMAN WAINGGAI, provides the background to Indonesia’s occupation of his beloved country: NEW Guinea, the world’s second largest island, sits on the Pacific Rim, a few degrees south of the equator and approximately 150km north…

Teachers’ condition of service

THE greatest challenge for any new government is how successfully they will address and manage teachers’ condition of service efficiently and effectively. Teachers in Solomon Islands are government public servants who have needs that must be satisfied and feelings that have to be taken into account. School environment is vigorously difficult and the future is…