University of St Martin - Educational Conference

Friday, October 13
Conference Poem
Free public lectures - Tuesday, October 10
Wednesday, October 12 - Official opening
Thursday, October 12
Friday, October 13
Keynote and Guest Speakers
Papers and Speakers
Guidelines for moderators
Accommodation tips
Conference Proceedings

For conference members and local daily participants

At the USM University Campus


09.00—09.30   Prof. Dr. Yegin HABTES (UVI, US Virgin Islands): Changing Times – Creating Inclusive Schools

                            Moderator: Ms. Sharon FREIBURG (USM Head of Education Dept.)

09.30—10.00    Nicole N. PARRIS (UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago): Thinking Critically about Critical Thinking and its Implementation at the UWI

                            Moderator: Ms. Sharon FREIBURG (USM Head of Education Dept.)

10.00—10.30    Dr. Marilyn ROBB (UWI, Trinidad & Tobago): Social and Emotional Learning: Is it the missing piece in our schools?

                            Moderator: Ms. Sharon FREIBURG (USM Head of Education Dept.)

10.30—10.45    Break

10.45—11.15     Prof. Dr. Christian POSTHOFF (UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago): Computer Science as one Foundation of (Higher) Education

                            Moderator: Ms. Marcellia HENRY (USM Task Manager New Teacher Training)

11.15—11.45      Emmanuel ROYSTON (Sir Arthur Lewis Community College, St Lucia): The Integration Of Information & Communication Technology In Education In St. Lucia: Evaluating Teacher Training In ICT Use

                            Moderator: Ms. Marcellia HENRY (USM Task Manager New Teacher Training)

12.00—13.30    Lunch

13.30—14.00    Dr. June GEORGE (UWI, St Augustine, Trinidad & Tobago): What science? The question of relevance of school science curricula for developing countries

                            Moderator: Mrs. Josianne FLEMING-ARTSEN (USM President)

14.00—14.30    Dr. Rene MONTEIL (UTT Executive Director, Trinidad & Tobago): The University of Trinidad and Tobago: a model for stimulating national and regional development

                            Moderator: Mrs. Josianne FLEMING-ARTSEN (USM President)

14.30—14.45    Break

14.45—15.15     Dr. Francio GUADELOUPE (Head of the Research and Publication Dept., USM, St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles): What the Tamarind Tree Whispers: notes on a pedagogy of tragedy

                            Moderator: Dr. Maria CIJNTJE-VAN ENCKEVORT (USM Dean of Academic Affairs)

15.15—15.30     Break

15.30—16.00    Concluding address by Dr. Maria CIJNTJE—VAN ENCKEVORT (USM Dean of Academic Affairs, St. Martin, Netherlands Antilles)

16.00—16.30    General discussion - Organizing Committee

16.30—17.30     Reception

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