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Mrs Sandra Figaro-Henry

Research Interests

As an educational technologist Mrs Sandra Figaro-Henry’s research interests lie in examining the outcomes of integrating digital technologies in teams and groups on teaching, learning, motivation, policy and performance.  Along with these interests, Mrs Figaro-Henry has been investigating the potential benefits involved in teaching and learning 21st century skills in ubiquitous, mobile and blended environments. Integrating Science Technology Arts Engineering and Mathematics (STEAM) applications in early, primary, secondary, and tertiary education is another area of interest.  Mrs Figaro-Henry continues to explore, present and publish on technology integration issues in education also. With over thirty years’ experience in education and teacher education, Mrs Figaro-Henry is committed to preparing educators for teaching with technology in the 21st Century.

Selected Publications

  • Abdul-Majied, S., Figaro-Henry, S., & Suepaul, N. (2017). A mulitple case study of data use in practice in eight early childhood centres in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Early Child Development and Care, 188(9), 1287-1301.

  • James, F., & Figaro-Henry, S. (2017). Building collective leadership capacity using collaborative twenty-first century digital tools, School Leadership and Management, 37(5) , 520-536, DOI:10.1080/13632434.2017.1367277

  • Kamalodeen, V. J., Figaro-Henry, S., Ramsawak-Jodha, N., & Dedovets, Z. (2017). The development of teacher ICT competence and confidence in using Web 2.0 tools in a STEM professional development initiative in Trinidad. The Caribbean Teaching Scholar, 7(1). http://journals.sta.uwi.edu/cts/index.asp?action=viewArticle&articleId=6...  

  • Abdul-Majied, S. & Figaro-Henry, S. (2016). Getting STEM right from the start: Using the project approach to transform teacher education in early childhood. Caribbean Educational Research Journal. UWI Cave Hill Campus: Barbados. Volume 4, Number 1- April 2016.

  • Abdul-Majied, S. & Figaro-Henry, S. (2016). Project STEM: Synergy from a young children’s conference in Trinidad. The Global Summit on Childhood Costa Rica, April 2016

  • Figaro-Henry, S., & James, F. (2015). Mobile learning in the 21st century higher education classroom: Readiness experiences and challenges. Caribbean Curriculum, 23, 99–120.

  • Figaro-Henry, S. & Kamalodeen, V. (2015). Developing 21st century skills in in-service Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teachers through digital learning spaces (DLS). In S. Carliner, C. Fulford & N. Ostashewski (Eds.), Proceedings of EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology 2015 (pp. 182-191). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

  • Figaro-Henry, S. & Abdul-Majied, S. (2014). More than the STEM grew… A study of barriers to and benefits of using Web 2.0 collaborative technologies on a blended teacher professional development programme for integrating Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) in Trinidad. In T. Bastiaens (Ed.), Proceedings of E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education 2014 (pp. 566-575). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Selected Presentations

  • Abdul-Majied, S. & Figaro-Henry, S. (2016). Project STEM: Synergy from a young children’s conference in Trinidad. The Global Summit on Childhood Costa Rica, April 2016.
  • Figaro-Henry, S., Wickham, L. & James, F. (2016). Creating collective leadership capacity using 21st century tools: A view from the Caribbean (Best Poster Award). Poster presented at the 11th European Conference on Innovation and Entrepreneurship co-hosted by JAMK University of Applied Science and Jyvaskyla University School of Business and Economics, Finland. DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.31762.04805

  • James, F., Figaro-Henry, S. & Wickham, L. (2016). Virtual spaces impacting real places: Entrepreneurial innovations in Trinidad and Tobago’s tertiary education landscape. In M. Tunkkari-Eskelinen and I. Aaltio (Eds.), Proceedings of the 11th European Conference on Entrepreneurship and Innovation (pp. 320-327). Reading, United Kingdom: Academic Conferences and Publishing International Limited.

  • Abdul-Majied, S. & Figaro-Henry, S. (2015). Getting STEM right from the start: Using the project approach to transform Teacher Education in Early Childhood. Presentation at UWI Cave Hill Conference.

  • Kamalodeen, V. J., Figaro-Henry, S., Ramsawak-Jodha, N., & Dedovets, Z. (2014). The Development of Teacher ICT Competence in Web 2.0 tools in a STEM Training Programme.  Presentation at Research in Education Symposium, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad, West Indies.

  • Figaro-Henry, S. (2013). Marshalling meaningful mobility: Readiness opinions and experiences of Mobile Learning (ML) at a School of Education. Presentation at the UWI Schools of Education Biennial Conference. 

 

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Mrs Sandra Figaro-Henry presenting at the 2nd Virtual Educa Caribbean Symposium, May 19‐20, 2014, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

 

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Mrs Figaro-Henry presenting at E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Oct 20, 2014 in New Orleans, LA, USA

 

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Mrs Figaro-Henry and colleagues following the featured presentation

 

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Mrs Figaro-Henry with Professor Curtis J. Bonk, blended and open learning guru and author of “The World Is Open: How Web Technology Is Revolutionizing Education”.  Photo taken after Mrs Figaro-Henry’s presentation at E-Learn: World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education, Oct 20, 2014 in New Orleans, LA, USA

 

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