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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – The End is Nigh

By: Denise N. Fyffe Thank you Jesus! I am now completing my final semester. It has been a long journey, which upon reflection has gone by in the blink of an eye. If it was not for these reflection posts, which are my own therapy, I would have forgotten somethings. From lazy classmates who leech off … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – The End is Nigh

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – I’ve lost my Mojo

By: Denise N. Fyffe I have lost my mojo! My will and desire to pursue this Classroom Assessment course is all but out the window. Today, we collected our in-class test result and for the first time in my life, I am happy for a passing grade. Yea, Yea, the overachiever in me ain't happy, … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – I’ve lost my Mojo

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Teaching Practicum

By: Denise N. Fyffe I am not impressed. Practicum, one of the intriguing components of the Post Graduate Diploma in Education offered by the VTDI; at least that was my thought. I have not been in a teaching capacity for quite sometime. For majority of my career, I was a trainer. As such, I was … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate Diploma in Education – Teaching Practicum

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Jamaican Education: Post Graduate in Education – Class…its like watching paint dry – Semester 3

By: Denise N. Fyffe Officially the semester is just beginning; 4 days, 2 classes and the unwanted issues that comes with studying as already begun. Unofficially my third semester begun a month ago, when I begun my Teaching Practice 1 and 2. I was determined to finish my programme in a year and be ready … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Post Graduate in Education – Class…its like watching paint dry – Semester 3

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Theoretical Aspects of teaching and Learning – Semester 2

Dealing with Group Assignments The Impact/Implications of forced group assignments at the tertiary level on an individual student's final grade and morale. That was my suggestion for tonight's group assignment and without even an objective consideration it was disregarded. The two naysayers started to question, how easy it would be to find viable journal article … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Theoretical Aspects of teaching and Learning – Semester 2

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Intimidation tactics

Come hell or high water, I was going to stay ahead of the curve. Its that time again. I am back at the VTDI for my second semester of the Post Graduate in Education and in my first week I am already dreading the suckiness of it all. After conquering the first semester's demanding assignment … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – Intimidation tactics

Jamaican Education : Perspectives in Education – Recommended changes required in the Jamaican Education System

These last few classes have been quite enthralling, fun, introspective and revealing. The teaching strategies utilized have made for challenging and fun sessions. I pray to facilitate teaching sessions like these one day. In Perspectives in Education class tonight everyone received a piece of paper with a question on it. We had a few minutes … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Perspectives in Education – Recommended changes required in the Jamaican Education System

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Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Pavlov Game Designers

Tonight was fun. Tonight was challenging. Tonight was a test. Talk about being stretched to the limits of your creative capacity and realizing, you still have some wiggle room. Miss Ellis gave us an in class assignment that started with an 'huh?' and ended with a 'oh yeah!' Competition was stiff, brains were churning and … Continue reading Jamaican Education: Psychology of Teaching and Learning – Pavlov Game Designers

Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – My Journey, Accumulating Certifications

Its been two months since I started school again; time sure does go by quickly. I recently realized that it was ten years ago that I started my Bachelor's degree. Now, I am far outside the scope of my previous plans; but I continue nonetheless by pursuing a Post Graduate diploma. I should have completed … Continue reading Jamaican Education : Post Graduate in Education – My Journey, Accumulating Certifications

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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