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Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Kolberg

After not having several face to face Psychology of Teaching and Learning classes, I wasn't about to let these alien assassins in my tummy prevent me from being in class tonight. The pain was distracting, but I managed to drive myself to VTDI very early and take in a crucial lesson. Throughout the class, I … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Jean Piaget, Erik Erikson, Lev Vygotsky and Kolberg

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Perspectives on Jamaican Education System

Classes last week were very enlightening and invigorating. I wasn't able to summarize my thoughts, as my illness and its various symptoms climaxed midweek; I was more interested in resting than anything else. My Perspectives in Education class, reviewed the Jamaican Education system and discussed the positives and negatives of each level: that is, early … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Perspectives on Jamaican Education System

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Jamaican Schools coping with chikungunya outbreak

The education system has been hit by 30 per cent absenteeism of staff and students in schools across the six regions because of suspected cases of chikungunya (chik-V), the Ministry of Education has reported. The ministry has released the results of a survey, which revealed that as at yesterday, 3,911 students and 591 teachers had … Continue reading Jamaican Schools coping with chikungunya outbreak

Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Teachers and their ethical behaviour in Jamaican schools

Teachers and their lack of ethical behavior in Jamaican schools have been tolerated for too long. Many forget that ethical guidelines are important and necessary to curb such unethical, unprofessional and deviant behaviors. Bad Teachers in Jamaica Many Jamaican teachers at the primary, secondary and tertiary level act like having professional ethics is a practice … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Teachers and their ethical behaviour in Jamaican schools

Jamaican Education : Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Reasons for Teaching

It was time for another class. Yes, I was still looking forward to these long sessions in Psychology of Teaching & Learning class. So far, I was gaining an education; learning about learners and the people who taught them. In our second class we reviewed a very popular question. I am sure many of you have … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Reasons for Teaching

Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Day 1

Psychology is one of my favorite subjects. I love the idea of learning about human behavior and understanding the underlying motivation behind people's actions. It is like having access to their secrets without them knowing. I find on occasion people are in denial, having a blind spot, and they themselves not knowing their true desires, … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Day 1

Jamaican Education: My Journey, Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Monday, September 1, I started my 18 month journey into the world of Education and Training. Monday evening found me walking the corridors of the VTDI, off Gordon Town Road, searching for my Principles of Teaching class. After a six year break, I was back to doing what my brains were born to do...Learn. It … Continue reading Jamaican Education: My Journey, Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 4

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe In our previous articles on the topic How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger, we have reviewed the impact of technology on daily and then listed some of the negative effects. now take a look at some of the positive effects. List of … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 4

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Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 3

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe Because of the heavy infiltration of cellphones and technology in our daily lives we are less inclined to engage in public and social settings. Further into our series on How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger; part 3 looks at the negative effects … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 3

Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 2

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Denise N. Fyffe Jamaicans have taken up many bad habits on the public streets since 'the latest smartphones' have flooded our markets. Blackberry, IPhone, Androids, IPads and tablets are all the latest craze. Over 5 years ago students from several high schools including Mona High school were being … Continue reading Jamaican Research: How technology, smartphones and electronics puts us in danger Part 2