TEACHING (Orientation Courses & Conferences)
The Melanesian Institute conducts Orientation Courses and workshops for missionary workers, and workers from non-governmental organisations every year.
Participants of the January 2012 Cultural Orientation Course
The majority of courses and workshops organised by the Research Department of Melanesian Institute (RDMI) were and are addressed to religious workers, both expatriate (Orientation Courses) and local. Staff members are also requested to give input to courses organised by other church, state and civil agencies, such as Seminaries and Bible Colleges, Universities, and NGOs.
Many expatriate attend these workshops in which the research staff of the Melanesian Institute teach them about cultures and traditions, political and economic issues in Melanesia. The knowledge that the participants gain could help them in their work in Melanesia (Papua New Guinea).
In the period of 2-3 weeks, courses taught in these Orientation Courses include:
- Melanesian People Origin/Present
- Present Social and Political organisations
- Land issues
- Traditional leadership
- Traditional & Present Gender Relationships
- Traditional Marriage & Family Life
- Inter-Cultural Communication
- Traditional Beliefs/Melanesian Understanding of Sickness & Healing
Traditional Rituals (Past & Present Values)
- Sorcery in Papua New Guinea/Pastoral approach to sorcery issues
- HIV/AIDS Epidemic
- Education in Papua New Guinea
- Politics/National Election
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Melanesian Institute has conference facilities and accomodation on its campus. The facilities are used by government and non-governmental organisation. The facilities are available for any individiual or organisation to use upon request. For further information, please contact us.