Adventures in building a learning community: Experiences in reformulating a course in educational foundations [PowerPoint presentation]

dc.contributor.authorGeofroy, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorJoseph-Alleyne, Gail
dc.contributor.authorMohammed, Jeniffer
dc.contributor.authorPierre, Phaedra
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the Biennial Conference of The University of the West Indies Schools of Education, 23-25 April, 2013, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of the course, "Education and the Development of Social Competencies," is to explore what is involved in the process of developing social competencies relevant to the demands of effective citizenship in Trinidad and Tobago (or in the Caribbean today). This paper explores the rationale in revisiting the course and for undertaking departures from that which existed previously. One central concern was that students should engage in intensive practical experiences in groups, the requirements of building a learning community. Building learning communities in schools, in disciplinary groupings, and generally among educators appears to us as essential to being effective or socially competent in our space, whether envisaged on the national, regional, or international level. The key research question is: How comfortable are students and lecturers with the efforts at building community traced over the years 2010 to 2012, in reference to the course "Education and the Development of Social Competencies"? Data comprised lecturers' and students' comments, test and assignment scores, and group evaluations, where students assessed each other. This article discusses the reflections and experiences of three cohorts of students and lecturers as the journey into building a learning community unfoldeden_US
dc.subjectCurriculum developmenten_US
dc.subjectCourse evaluationen_US
dc.subjectLearning communitiesen_US
dc.subjectStudent attitudesen_US
dc.subjectTeacher attitudesen_US
dc.subjectThe University of the West Indies, St. Augustineen_US
dc.subjectConference papersen_US
dc.subjectTrinidad and Tobagoen_US
dc.titleAdventures in building a learning community: Experiences in reformulating a course in educational foundations [PowerPoint presentation]en_US
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