Participants in this teaching field school will have an opportunity to learn about and develop new teaching strategies while developing an international community of practice with faculty and students at the TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in Grenada. Learning experiences to enhance your NSCC classroom will include sharing of best practices, preparing and delivering lessons, participating in peer feedback, participating in culture experiences, and observing NSCC/TAMCC student projects.
NSCC has been working with TAMCC in 2013 on a Government of Canada project (managed by Colleges and Institutes Canada) on developing new curriculum for a program in Cultural and Creative Industries (watch this video and learn more about this partnership). Collaboration continues with TAMCC through student projects on cultural entrepreneurship and solar technology.
Field School Course Description
Through experiential learning, participants will identify learning goals for integrating international and experiential learning into teaching practice with a goal to better create inclusive and innovative learning environments. Participants will also examine how culture influences teaching practice, and experience how technical training impacts economic and social development.
About Grenada and T.A. Marryshow Community College
The State of Grenada (www.grenadagrenadines.com/#) is made up of three islands, namely, Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It is the most southern of the Caribbean island chain known as the Windward Islands. Grenada is also known as the “Island of Spice” because of the production of nutmeg and mace crops of which Grenada is one of the world’s largest exporters. The size of Grenada is 344 square kilometers, with an estimated population of 110,000. The capital of Grenada is St. George’s and tourism is the main economic sector.
T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC – www.tamcc.edu.gd/) is the only publicly funded post-secondary institution in Grenada. TAMCC has four campuses and offers a wide range of programs in three schools – School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies, (SASPS), the School of Applied Arts and Technology (SAAT), and the School of Continuing Education (SCE).