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Michael's Blog

Caribbean Delegation take part in CCEDP

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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)

Posted by NSCC Intl 07:09 Archived in Canada Tagged travel nova_scotia teaching grenada learning leadership community_college Comments (0)

Abraham's Blog

Caribbean Delegation take part in NSCC Leadership Learning Forum

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They say that there are more questions than answers and I had enough questions to fill an extra piece of luggage. What happened next, I did not anticipate.

I was introduced to the idea of Strengths based Leadership in previous conversations with Claudine and I had to take the test in preparation for the Leadership Training Forum. This was a frustrating exercise! I needed time to weigh the options before making an appropriate selection. But before I could do so, the allotted twenty seconds elapsed. I was convinced that I flunked the test. Then the results came, I am Deliberative.

Thus began the Journey – literally. A small group of strangers, telling stories, many times beginning with the words, “I never told this to anyone before…”. Was it the genius of Claudine, the intimacy of the red van, the warmth of our hosts, or the trinkets on the tables? I may never be able to tell. What I do know, each person got the opportunity to exhale. What’s more, we all took in a new, deep breath of fresh air. Inspiration!

I fully recognize and thank everyone for making the visit of the seven (7) member team from TAMCC a resounding success. In addition, I will use this blog to document the persons who participated in the Leadership Training Forum: Claudine Lowry, Katie Orr, Hermia Anthony, David Fleming, Janet Byrne, Bobbi Dunham, Craig Collins, Kevin Quinlan, Dave Freckelton, Greg Russell, Sheila Mac Crimmon, and Zoran Kondali.

So I leave, still with questions, a different set of questions, but I don’t need the extra piece anymore.

Irwin Abraham
HR Manager
TA Marryshow Community College (Grenada)

Posted by NSCC Intl 07:08 Archived in Canada Tagged education travel nova_scotia teaching grenada learning leadership community_college Comments (0)

David's Blog

Caribbean delegation take part in NSCC Leadership Learning Forum

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Christopher Columbus by his miscalculation of the earth's diameter ended up in North America and the West Indies, yet he made claim, in absolute "disregard" for the native people. To say the least Halifax and Grenada have that much in common. For that reason I take liberty to assert to having come into practical contact with a phenomenon that would henceforth impact my modus operandi as a leader at TAMCC as well as in my personal life.

Far from the learnedly team of people at NSCC, with whom I have now developed such collegiality and fraternal relationships, further from the exciting and picturesque Province of Nova Scotia, I have experienced real power in the creative design of space for effective learning. If the learning environment which Claudine, ably supported by Bobbi, created, and in some instances had happen by sudden inner impulse, was influenced by how she perceived our expectations, then her logic is a replication of her sensitive understanding of the aesthetic value of the principles and activities that facilitate effective learning. The learning space in which we worked added a whole new dimension to made certain of learners success

The daily reallocation and reconfiguration of the space in which we were to work was in itself energizing and the inspiration I got to share and hear was something unfamiliar. The entire experience has taught me even more how to appreciate coming out from battle, battered and lethally wounded by the shrapnel of knowledge thrown out by the powerful explosion of leadership stories and innovative thoughts. This was the character of the active and collaborative sessions that permeated the unofficial-styled leadership learning forum.

This was great Claudine, Bobbi, Katie, Janet, Craig, Dave, Kevin, Greg, Sheila, Zoran, Hermia, Irwin, and with meek turtle-like compliance I plead guilt for the sin of pride in my input in such a rewarding exercise.

David Fleming
Dean, School of Continuing Education
T. A. Marryshow Community College (Grenada)

Posted by NSCC Intl 08:07 Archived in Canada Tagged education nova_scotia teaching grenada learning leadership community_college Comments (0)

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