Joseph Lingawa

Dr. Joseph Lingawa

  • Dean
  • Faculty of Education
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Qualifications: PhD, M.ED, B.Ed, Dip.Ed, Cert in Teaching,

Education History Institution

University of Waikato (NZ) 2009-2012 Doctor of Philosophy in Education

Charles Stuart University (Australia) 2004-2005 Master of Education

University of Goroka (PNG) 1999-2000 Bachelor of Education

Port Moresby In-service College 1996 Diploma in Education

Dauli Teachers College 1990-1991  Certificate in Teaching Other Training PNG Institute of Banking & Business Management  Certificate in Training for Trainers



PNG, Australia, Fiji and Solomon Islands



2013 - Dean, Faculty of  Education, Divine Word University

2006 -2008  HOD and Lecturer – Undergraduate studies, Faculty of Flexible Learning, Divine Word University.  

Responsible for course design and delivery for Faculty of Flexible Learning Programs.

2001-2005  Course and College Practicum Coordinator - School Experience and School-Based Practice teaching (Madang Teachers College)  

1992-1998  Teacher, senior teacher and Head teacher Teaching responsibilities, supervision of teachers and in charged the daily operations of schools.



2013 - Team Leader for the Highlands and MOMASE Regions: An Independent Impact Study on School Learning Improvement Program, for the National Department of Education sponsored by Anglo Pacific Research Ltd

2007-2008 Training the Technical Vocational Rural Trainers of Diploma in School Leadership and Management program in Honiara Solomon Islands sponsored by Marist Brothers of Solomon Dioceses.

2006-2007  Training the Pacific Regional Police Officers in the Pacific. Fiji and Cairns Australia, sponsored by Pacific Regional Policing Initiative, AUSAID.

2007  Curriculum design for Diploma in School Leadership and Management sponsored by European Union.

2006 Coordinator for the Highlands Region: Teacher Upgrading Qualification Program through Diwai Pacific and DWU. PNG, sponsored by the PNG Department of Education, ECBP, AusAID.  



Program Design

• Developed units [Managing Curriculum, School Leadership, Managing School Assets and Managing a School] for Diploma in School Leadership and Management sponsored by European Union.

• Designed units [Adult Learning, Training Trainers, Program Design and Assessment and Evaluation],  of Certificate in Workplace Training and Development sponsored by Pacific Regional Policing Initiative (PRPI) AUSAID

• Designed a unit [Teaching Skills and Methods] in Teacher Qualification Upgrade Program.



2007, Joseph .Lingawa Kekeya, The Voting System in Papua New Guinea, Student Text Book Grades 6-8, Oxford Press

2007 Joseph Lingawa Kekeya, The Law and Government of Papua New Guinea, Student Text Book, Grades 6-8, Oxford Press.


FUTURE RESERCH INTEREST Curriculum development and implementation, and how learning is internalised in socio-cultural contexts.