MA Education (1995); PhD Linguistics (2000)
MA 1989 (Start); PhD 1995 (Start)
The University of the West Indies
MA 1995 (End); PhD 2000 (End)
MA Education (1989-1995) Part I: Courses in Educational Administration; Curriculum Theory and Development; Philosophy of Education; Sociology of Education; Educational Psychology; Language, Linguistics and Caribbean Education; Research Methods. Part II: Research Thesis "The Role of Teachers in English Curriculum Development in the Secondary School". Completed two years of postgraduate classes as a registered part-time student in the above listed courses including ED educational research methods including research design, research ethics, data analysis with Prof. M.O.A. Durajaiye. Sat and passed all courses including final examinations in these areas (1991-1993). Conducted approved research in 20 secondary schools in Trinidad and Tobago with approved informed consent and ethics procedures, using anonymized confidental data for participating teachers and students (1993-1995). PhD Linguistics (1995-2000) Doctoral dissertation "Teaching English for Communication Purposes in a Medical Context". Conducted approved research among medical students in Trinidad and Tobago with approved informed consent and ethics procedures, using anonymized confidental data from focus groups and questionnaire surveys for participating students (1997-1999). Reseach Methodology Training 2019 Data Analysis Mini-Workshop. Caribbean Centre for Health Systems Research and Development, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, June 26-27. 2007 Action Research Workshop. IDU, UWI 2002 Data Analysis Using SPSS. UWI, Faculty of Medical Sciences, St. Augustine. 1998 Conversation Analysis Workshop: Data Session. Short course offered at the National Communication Association's 84th Meeting, November 20-24 1998, New York, U.S.A. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2007-8 One-year Faculty Certificate Programme in Teaching and Learning, Univ. of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada Graduate Supervision Training 2009 Graduate Supervision for Supervisors, Instructional Development Unit (IDU), The UWI, St. Augustine, August 19-21 Health Communication Training 2011 Health Reporting Skills Workshop, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), Trinidad, December 2011 Assessment Training 2019 Assessment, May 23, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, The UWI, St. Augustine 2008 Assessment for Student Development, IDU 2000 Workshop for Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) Examiners, SkillsLab, Faculty of Medical Sciences 1998 Assessment of Student Learning, IDU 1996 Assessment in Higher Education, IDU 1992 Developing Qualitative Assessment in the Classroom, University of Sussex & Department of Educational Research and Development, UWI. Instruction and Course Development Training 1999 Workshop on the Teaching Portfolio. IDU 1998 Oral Communication across the Curriculum: Designing, Implementing and Assessing a University-wide Program. Short course offered at the National Communication Association's 84th Meeting, November 20-24 1998, New York, U.S.A. 1998 Teaching the College Course in Communication Theory. Short course offered at the National Communication Association's 84th Meeting, November 20-24 1998, New York, U.S.A. 1998 Teaching a Basic Course in Speech and Writing: The Strategic Communication Model. Short course offered at the National Communication Association's 84th Meeting, November 20-24 1998, New York, U.S.A. 1998 Resources for Teaching the Undergraduate Communication Research Methods Course. Short course offered at the National Communication Association's 84th Meeting, November 20-24 1998, New York, U.S.A. 1998 The Use of Standardized Patients to Evaluate Spoken Language Proficiency of Graduates of Foreign Medical Schools for Certification Purposes. Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates, Philadelphia, USA. Proposal Writing Training 2013 Research Proposal Development/Grant Writing Workshop. UWI, University Office of Planning and Development. 2001 Proposal Writing Workshop. UWI, Office of Research. 2001 International Association for Conflict Management, Paris. 1997 Workshop on International Grant Funding. UWI, Faculty of Medical Sciences. Language and Linguistics Teaching Training 2004 Forensic Linguistics Workshop, Birmingham, UK 1996 Sociolinguistics, Department of Language and Linguistics, UWI, St. Augustine.