Over the last couple weeks I have come to appreciate more the concept of the "learning Organisation". I have experienced at NSCC through its CCEDP the real value of peer sharing and peer assessment. Having taken the course on assessment and evaluation I am now armed with a number of CATS which will allow me to be a better teacher and definitely enhance the teaching/learning process.
Not only did I learn some mechanics of assessment and evaluation but the teaching methodology allow participants to interact with each other and share their knowledge etc. This allowed me to experience the warmth and hospitality of Nova Scotians and dispelled any doubts in my mind that this partnership will really be a great learning experience. From the food at the cafeteria, the drinks at the pub (voluntarily paid for by participants), the rich discussions at the table which was not always course related, all added to a tremendous experience so far.
I say kudos to those who were imbued with the wisdom to choose NSCC as a partner and long live the relationship between our two institutions. I hope that this good work that has started will have a fruitful completion.
Michael A Noel
Lecturer and Associate Dean,School of Arts And Sciences
TA Marryshow Community College (Grenada)