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2019 Faculty Field School in Tanzania

Employee Application Deadline: January 16, 2019

This field school can be used as an elective credit in the NSCC Adult Education Foundations Certificate. NSCC Faculty may be able to access their Individual Learning Account towards the program fee for the field school.


Participants in this field school will have an opportunity to learn about and develop strategies to address challenges and opportunities faced by faculty in technical and vocational education and training (TVET) institutions in Tanzania.  The field school will emphasize experiential learning experiences with faculty and students at the Vocational Education and Training Authority (VETA) Hotel and Tourism Training Institute (VHTTI), the Arusha Technical College (ATC), Camosun College (Victoria, BC) and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC).  

Camosun College and NSCC have been actively working over the past decade with partners in Tanzania on technical assistance projects funded by the Government of Canada and Colleges and Institutes Canada to build capacity in the technical and vocational education and training (TVET) system. TVET training is responding to the skills shortages in Tanzania as the country’s economy changes rapidly to more skilled employment opportunities.  Taking advantage of the close relationship between Camosun College and ATC and NSCC and VHTTI to create learning opportunities for faculty from all four institutions is one of the unique benefits of these kinds of partnership projects.

Field School Course Description

Participants will work together to identify learning goals for integrating international and experiential learning into teaching practice, to create inclusive and innovative learning environments, articulate how culture influences teaching practice, and learn how TVET impacts economic and social development

Application Requirements:

  • Online Application Form
  • Signed letter of support from your supervisor stating they are aware you are applying for this opportunity (uploaded to the online form)

 Project Timeline:

November 2018 Faculty call for applications
January 2019 Application deadline
January 2019 Faculty selection
February – May 2019

Pre-Departure Phase

May 3 – 19, 2019 Field School in Tanzania
June 2019 Debrief and evaluation

Schedule (Subject to Change)

2019 Tanzania Field School – schedule



Cost Breakdown:

All costs are estimated and may vary depending on time of booking and the exchange rate between US Dollars, Tanzanian Shillings and the Canadian Dollar


$2,100 CAD (approx.)

Travel Health Insurance (purchased through Guard.me)

$100 CAD (approx.)

Entry Visa ($50 USD)

$80 CAD (approx.)

Program Fee (includes accommodation, local transportation and some meals)

$2,000 CAD


$4,280 CAD (approx.)


Ngoro Crater Safari Weekend (overnight accommodation, transport, all meals, guide and park fees) 

$580 CAD (approx.) 

($440 USD)


$580 CAD (approx.)

Additional individual costs may include any immunizations/vaccinations required, visit to the international travel health clinic (mandatory) and any meals not covered under the program fee.

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Lisa Boyle

Lisa Boyle has been working in post-secondary education since 2000. She is currently the manager of Teaching and Learning for the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) where she leads learning opportunities for faculty and professional support employees. Lisa has worked across the College as a faculty member in the School of Trades and Technology, a Curriculum Consultant, and the Academic Chair of Civil and Building Technologies. Prior to coming to NSCC Lisa was a mechanical engineer who worked in industry in Toronto and Halifax.  Lisa has been involved in the development and delivery of international programs since 2010 including projects in Austria, Belize, Colombia, Ireland, Netherlands, and Tanzania.

Tony Dorrian

Tony is a NSCC faculty member, teaching across several disciplines within the Schools of Access and Business. He has a B.Sc. degree from Dalhousie University and has completed several masters level courses in Tourism Management. He has also completed the Forum for International Business Program (FITT). His credentials also include NSCC Commuity College Teacher Education Program (CCTEP) and Certified Hostpitality Educator (CHE). Hightlights from his hospitality management career included the launch of Nova Scotia's Responsible Beverage Service Program and being part of the service team at the G7 Summit in Halifax. His favourite professional development activity is facilitating the "Great Teacher Seminar". Tony is dedicated to many of NSCC's international initiatives and he has experience with projects in Tanzania, Kenya, Costa Rica and Belize. Tony contributes to his community on several boards and is currently involved with the Nova Scotia International Student Program as a host parent. He is also the host of Eastlink's "In Focus" TV program.

Judith Perron

Judith has been working in various post-secondary environments for more than 20 years. After completing her post-doctoral research project, she taught and researched ESL for 13 years, and then joined the college academic leadership team where she was responsible for program quality assurance, interculturalization strategic planning and academic mobility initiatives. During that time, Judith worked with CICan and college faculty and specialists on several applied research projects in Senegal and Brazil. More recently, she worked with colleges across Canada on parts of their internationalization strategies, and she conceived and launched an innovative competency-based / integrated-skills English for Academic Purposes program for the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Judith has gained an in-depth understanding and practice of Intercultural learning, curriculum design, and competency-based teaching and learning, and she always looks forward to continue learning and sharing ideas.Funding ad will be reviewed on a case-by-case school does not guarantee funding and/or employer approval.

Ian Warrender

Ian’s varied career spans the shipbuilding, construction, environmental wastewater treatment and forest products industries as an electrician, technologist, supervisor, engineer/designer, and most recently as a post-secondary vocational educator. An electrician by trade, Ian has an Electronics Engineering Technologist Diploma in Instrumentation (BCIT), a BC Provincial Instructor Diploma, and a Master’s Degree in Education (Simon Fraser University). Over the past 13 years Ian has been a full-time vocational instructor in the Electrical department at Camosun College, most recently as Department Chair. He has also played integral roles in Camosun’s Education for Employment projects through CICan (Colleges and Institutes Canada) and Global Affairs Canada (formerly DFATD) in Tanzania and Mozambique, in addition to capacity-building projects for vocational institutes in the Turkana region of Kenya and in Egypt. Ian’s roles in these projects range from teacher training via the Instructional Skills Workshops, creating effective and relevant lesson plans, curriculum design and development, institutional capacity-building through labour market and socio-economic research, the development and strengthening on industry/stakeholder liaisons, workshops in competency-based education training and technical training on new equipment.



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