FINDING a balance between the use of technology and classroom work will be one of many topics discussed when high school principals from around the country gather for their annual conference in Lautoka next week.
Fiji Principals Associations president and Tilak High School principal Kishore Lal said there were many challenges faced by secondary school heads which would be discussed at length at the forum.
"The conference will center on the theme — teaching in the 21st century, professional development for principals," he said.
"We have a number of high-powered speakers from recognised institutions who are also professionals in their own right who will speak on issues such as space for technology on modern teaching, partnership in education, health and implications on learning and disaster management in the school system among other things."
Mr Lal also said one of the biggest issues — finding a balance between the use of technology and classroom teaching — would be the highlight of the conference at the Sugar Cane Growers Councl building on September 20 and 21.
"This is a major challenge. We need to have a balance between technology and what is happening in the classroom," he said.
The conference returns to the Sugar City after 12 years. Close to 178 principals are expected to attend.