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Dr Susan Herbert

Research Interests

Dr Susan Herbert's research interests include science education, the culture/curriculum nexus, teacher education, and evaluation of teacher education programmes.

Selected Publications

  • Herbert, S., Yamin-Ali, J., & James, F. (2018). Investigating the nature of graduates’ practice: One step in transforming the postgraduate Diploma in Education (Dip. Ed.) programme. Caribbean Journal of Education, 40, 1&2, 80-109
  • Herbert, S., Kalloo, R., Kitsingh, K., Rudder, P-A, & Barrow, D (2018). Same or Different? A Qualitative Investigation of In-Service Science and Physical Education Teachers’ Perceptions of Differentiated Instruction. Journal of Education and Development in the Caribbean, 17 (1), 92-125
  • Yamin-Ali, J., Herbert, S., James, F., Ali, S., Augustin, D., Phillip, S. and Rampersad. J. (2016).  Quality assurance in teacher education through insider evaluation and stakeholder involvement: A case for programme renewal. Caribbean Curriculum,  24, 52–74
  • Yamin-Ali, J., Herbert, S., James, F., Ali, S., Augustin, D., Phillip, S. and Rampersad. J. (2016).  ‘Quality assurance in teacher education through insider evaluation and stakeholder involvement: A case for programme renewal’. Caribbean Curriculum,  24, 52–7.
  • Herbert, S., Yamin-Ali, J., & Ali, S. (2015). The in-service Postgraduate Diploma in Education Programme: Consensus and divergence between client and provider: Developing an agenda for negotiation. St. Augustine, Trinidad: School of Education. Monograph Series - Issue No. 12 (55 pages)
  • Pierre, P. & Herbert, S. (2014) “Teachers’ perspectives on the culture space in the education classroom in post-independent Trinidad and Tobago.” Caribbean Journal of Education, 36 (1&2), 151-181.
  • Herbert, S. & Rainford, M. (2014). “Developing a model for continuous professional development by action research.” Professional Development in Education, 40 (2), 243-264 DOI:10.1080/19415257.2013.794748. Published online May 2013 [1080 views; 6 CrossRef citations]
  • Herbert, S. M. & Lochan, S. (2014). An analysis of recent developments in the post-secondary and tertiary sector in Trinidad and Tobago.  In E. Thomas (Ed.), Education in the Commonwealth and Netherland Antilles Caribbean, pp. 398-416. London: Bloomsbury

Selected Presentations

  • Herbert, S., Mohammed, J., & Conrad, D. (2019). Institutional history and its educational potential. Paper presented at a roundtable at the Schools of Education, Biennial conference, entitled “Education beyond borders: Breaking barriers, building bridges.”  School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, February 19-21.
  • Herbert, S. (2018). The postgraduate Diploma in Education programme: A critical analysis through the lens of plantation pedagogy. Paper presented at the Caribbean Research Methodologies Conference CRM 2018, entitled “Critical thinking, interrogative discourse and rigorous research: Shifting from Eurocentric approaches to Caribbean ways of knowing.” The Centre for Education, Valsayn campus, The University of Trinidad and Tobago, September 12-13.
  • Herbert, S. (2018). From plantation pedagogy to limbo pedagogy: Toward a framework for teaching and research within Trinidad and Tobago. Paper presented at the Caribbean Research Methodologies Conference CRM 2018, entitled “Critical thinking, interrogative discourse and rigorous research: Shifting from Eurocentric approaches to Caribbean ways of knowing.” The Centre for Education, Valsayn campus, The University of Trinidad and Tobago, September 12-13.
  • Herbert, S., Barrow, D., Kalloo, R Kitsingh. K and Rudder, PA. (2017). Secondary science teachers’ perspectives and practice of differentiation. Paper presented at the TTATE conference entitled “Reimagining teacher education in a postcolonial space.” SOE, UWI, St. Augustine, November 22-23.
  • Herbert, S., Kalloo, R., Kitsingh, K., Rudder, PA., Barrow, D. (2017). Same or different? How do secondary science and Physical Education teachers in training (enrolled in the postgraduate Diploma in Education programme) respond to student diversity. Paper presented at the Schools of Education, Biennial conference, entitled “Envisioning future education: Cross-disciplinary synergy, imperatives and perspectives.”  Hilton Rose Hall and Spa, Montego Bay, Jamaica, June 20-23.
  • Herbert, S. & Yamin-Ali, Y. (2016). Do teacher educators model constructivist approaches? The case of the postgraduate Diploma in Education programme (2015-2016). Paper presented at the 60th ICET congress. Kinston Jamaica, July18- 21.
  • Yamin-Ali, J., James, F., & Herbert, S. (2015). Teacher education: Transforming systems, Impacting lives. Paper presented at the UWI research Expo of the St Augustine Campus entitled Advancing knowledge, impacting lives, September 23-25.
  • Yamin-Ali, J., Herbert,S., James, F., Ali, S., Augustine, D., Phillip, S., & Rampersad, J. (2015). Quality assurance in teacher education through insider evaluation and stakeholder involvement: A case for programme renewal. Institutionalising Best Practices in Higher Education, St. Augustine Campus, Trinidad and Tobago, June 24-26.
  • Herbert, S., Yamin-Ali, J., & James, F. (2015). Transforming the Dip Ed programme: First steps. Paper delivered at the Schools of Education Biennial Conference, entitled Transforming education: New frameworks and alliances, held at the Accra Beach Hotel, Barbados. June 1-4.
  • Herbert, S., & Pierre. P. (2015). The idea vs the experience of culturally relevant curricula at the tertiary level: Paper delivered at the Schools of Education Biennial Conference, entitled Transforming education: New frameworks and alliances, held at the Accra Beach Hotel, Barbados. June 1-4.

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Dr Susan Herbert (right) presenting at the 2019 Schools of Education, Biennial conference, School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine.

 

 

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