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Kelesi Whippy

University of south pacific


Kelesi Whippy is working in department of School of Education in University of South pacific located in Fiji,

Research Interest



  • Whippy, K. (2014). Utilising playfulness to maximise learning and development in the early years. Proceedings of the Vaka Pasifiki Education Conference, 24 & 25 September 2014, Nuku’alofa, Kingdom of Tonga- Weaving Theory and Practice in Teacher Education for Oceania: IOE-USP.

  • Whippy, K. (in print). An exploration of the iTaukei expressions of play and its implications for early learning and development. PhD thesis-in progress. The University of the South Pacific: Suva, Fiji.

  • Whippy, K. Tiko, L & Gounder, N. (in print). Towards improving partnership in Education: re-examining the economics of education with specific reference to Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in selected Small Island States (SIS). Report findings of a collaborative research initiative funded by the USP Research Office.

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