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UWI IDU hosts 2nd Teaching and Learning Research Day

For Release Upon Receipt - December 6, 2011

St. Augustine

The Instructional Development Unit (IDU) of The University of the West Indies (UWI) hosts its second Teaching and Learning Research Day on Wednesday 7th December, 2011, from 9 am-4.40 pm, at the Institute of Critical Thinking.  

Themed “The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL): Maximising Teaching Effectiveness,” this event will highlight and acknowledge scholarly teaching and emphasize teaching professionalism, with the aim of dispelling the idea that teaching involves only private and lonely acts.

Professor Ian Robertson, former Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Education, is the key speaker.

The day promises to be exciting and informative. There will be paper presentations, poster sessions and workshops, all relevant to teaching conceptualization and teaching practice. Topics to be addressed include MobileMath: An Innovative Solution to the Problem of Poor Mathematics Performance in the Caribbean, Salting the Oats: Student Motivation by Course Design and Using Web 2.0 Technologies to Enhance Education.

IDU’s Teaching and Learning Research Day provides a networking opportunity for teaching professionals at all levels of the education system.

This event is open to the public.

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Over the last six decades, The University of the West Indies (UWI) has evolved from a fledgling college in Jamaica with 33 students to a full-fledged University with over 40,000 students. Today, UWI is the largest and most longstanding higher education provider in the English-speaking Caribbean, with main campuses in Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago, and Centres in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, The Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St Christopher (St Kitts) & Nevis, St Lucia, and St Vincent & the Grenadines. UWI recently launched its Open Campus, a virtual campus with over 50 physical site locations across the region, serving over 20 countries in the English-speaking Caribbean. UWI is an international university with faculty and students from over 40 countries and collaborative links with over 60 universities around the world. Through its seven Faculties, UWI offers undergraduate and postgraduate degree options in Engineering, Humanities & Education, Law, Medical Sciences, Pure & Applied Sciences, Science and Agriculture, and Social Sciences.

(Please note that the registered name of the university is The University of the West Indies, inclusive of the “The”, hence The UWI.)


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