Available courses

Curriculum Leadership: A Creative Approach to Theory and Practice examines the diverse and often contentious field of curriculum studies. This course places curriculum theory and practice within the broader sociopolitical context, drawing upon real case studies from across the world. This course also examines the work of educators and curriculum theorists, both past and present, who have contributed and/or continue to contribute to knowledge within the field.  

Conducting educational research requires knowledge of the scientific process and a variety of research tools and techniques. What research you do, how you do it, and what happens to the results will depend to a large extent upon the social situation and educational environment you find yourself in. There will be many direct influences that relate to your own position as a researcher in the decision-making structure.

The Leading Educational Systems course will prepare educational leaders to better manage the systems, resources, curriculum, facilities and personnel under their charge. Educational leaders are action-oriented individuals who anticipate the short- and long-term consequences of their strategies. They consider strategies as they relate to their own organization, the ministry and the government as a whole.  The course will provide leaders with the decision-making skills they require to create strategies that support the business of education.  

The Leading Educational Change course will prepare educational leaders to effectively facilitate and guide the change effort in their organizations.  Educational leaders must exercise the strategic art of leadership in response to changing educational needs facing communities today and in the future.  This course will prepare educational leaders to properly and in a timely manner assess their impact of change on their vision and seek to respond effectively to these changes. 

Education is essential to social and economic development, especially for citizens in developing countries.  The future is changing so dramatically and quickly that it poses more challenges for current educational leaders.  They are educating students for the unknown.  Hence, educational leaders need to explore the necessary changes and challenges that their educational systems are faced with now; and how innovation can be used to inform their future.  

The Foundations of Educational Leadership will introduce leaders to the concepts and principals of educational leadership.  This course will provide learners with an overview of the roles of educational leaders and the impact of educational leadership on the society and educational system.  

The Culture of Leadership examines the place of educators and leaders within a rapidly developing global world. This course will provide learners with an understanding of the importance of developing a safe, collaborative and inclusive professional environment. Central to this aim, is the necessity for all educators and leaders to partake in lifelong learning and understand the importance of positive personal and professional values, including effective reflective practices. 

This course is intended to be of use to IT Managers who would like to learn how to use the Linux Operating System and other Free and Open Source Software tools in performing system administrations tasks within a Linux or Unix based environment

This course will begin the process of educating individuals who wish to pursue a career in agriculture. All agriculture professionals, be it farmers, wholesalers, distributors and providers of technology must have a basic grounding in the different topics that impact the ability to produce and distribute agricultural products.

As the first course in a series of agriculture courses you will be introduced to the concepts underlying agriculture production: soil, climate and biology. It examines differnt agricultural systems and examines the impact of the agricultural sector on the economic success of small states.

This is the second course in a series of agricultural courses to support the growth of agriculture in Small States. The Sustainable Agriculture in Small States course will help prepare you to perform as a working professional in the agriculture sector within your local community.

Tour guiding is an honourable and rewarding profession. There are wide variety of tour guides, from city guides to ecotourism guides to mountain guides and more. Guides are required in every environment that attracts tourists. This course will explore the tourism industry, its structure, rules and regulations. It will introduce the participant to the basic knowledge and skills required to become a tour guide.

Sustainable Tourism is designed as an Introductory Course for students who are presently working in the hospitality and tourism industry OR who have interest in doing so in the near future. It provides students with a clear understanding of the concepts of sustainable development, tourism and sustainable tourism.  It provides the students with an introduction to issues relating to the optimum use of natural, cultural, social and financial resources for the development of tourism on an equitable and self-sustaining basis. The ultimate goal being continuous improvement in the well-being of the Citizen.   It establishes that development and tourism are based on consumer behaviour and highlights the types of tourism and tourist that form the target market for this industry. It also introduces the student to the broader concept of the tourism system and its role in national development. 

This course discusses Sustainable Tourism in the Caribbean.

NOTE:  This course was produced by the University of West Indies Open Campus for the Caribbean Tourist Organization.  The content of this course is similar to the content presented in Tourism 002 - Sustainable Tourism, but with emphasis on the Caribbean tourist sector.  The formating also reflects the UWI Learning Exchange environment. 

This six week professional development course prepares participating faculty members and tutors to effectively deliver online courses.

A course to teach instructors in different educational contexts how to develop online and blended courses and how to teach in an online environment.

This course examines developing professional practice of student teachers in Secondary Education. It focuses on work in secondary schools, and concerns issues such as the place, value and problems of the area within the curriculum; the instructional practices and evaluation of lessons, programmes and syllabuses to create opportunities to learn; new developments in teaching of subject area; the use of information and communications technology in teaching and learning; methods of assessment; teacher collaborative practices; production of resources and evaluation of textbooks and other materials; how subject fits within the whole school curriculum as well as its wider significance to culture and society.

In this course you will study about technologies for teaching and learning as an important aspect of educating our children of today. Various aspects of technologies for teaching and learning are discussed in this course.

This course introduces the learner to the concept of Human Development and Learning from childhood to adulthood. It will look at underpinning theories of Human Development and Learning and how they can be implemented in teaching and learning for student development.

In this course you will develop professional teaching competencies in a variety of learning environment and at different levels, under the guidance and supervision of school mentors and university/institution lecturers.   You will learn from experienced school mentors about the schooling process and prepare yourselves for your roles and responsibilities in teaching.

This course is designed to help to prepare you to design, implement, analyse and review assessment to enhance student learning. This course cover assessment concepts, principles and processes relating to standards based assessment, interaction, evidence learning domains, instruments and reporting assessment information. The real value of this course to you is your commitment to reflect, conceptualise and apply what is covered in this course to your current or future profession.

This course examines the different approaches of teaching and learning in any subject area within the school curriculum. It examines the contemporary approaches to teaching, including different learning settings, recognized theories and practices which are supported by current research, examining effective ways to engage and support learning; the use of information and communication technologies in teaching and learning and their relevancy to subject area within the curriculum.  It plans, designs and develops, relevant lessons, programmes activities and evaluation to foster student interest and determine how specific approaches can be applied across the curriculum, community and wider world.

This course is designed to provide primary, secondary and TVET students with the knowledge and skills required to effectively manage classrooms. Effective classroom management will minimize disciplinary problems and should result in more efficient teaching and learning in the classroom. This course will contribute to establishing a more positive and optimal teaching and learning environment with better achievement of learning outcomes.

This course introduces student teachers to major perspectives on curriculum, pedagogy and assessment that underpin learning and teaching in the primary education. This course further explores the conceptual framework for understanding learning, teaching and curriculum.  It examines how student teachers can improve their professional practice and learning through a range of evidence-based theoretical and socio-cultural perspectives.

In this course you will study about a number of issues and elements which relates to learners, specially children with different types of learning difficulties.  You will have a broader understanding and better perception of the need to address the issue of children with special educational needs.

This course is designed to provide teacher learners an education on what a child receives in his or her early years and which has a strong impact on the well-being and the future of the child. It is believed that play has a critical role in determining the child's future. Brain research has confirmed that experiences children have during their first five years of life create important connections in the brain. This course will contribute to establishing a more positive and optimal education on early childhood and the areas of child development.

The Teaching and Learning Approaches Course was created to help prepare student teachers to gain a critical understanding and the basic teaching, learning and assessment skills that would be applied within the context of the vocational and technical education curriculum. The course will help to ensure that student teachers are equip with the necessary knowledge, skills and resources to plan, design and evaluate lessons, programs and syllabuses.

This course allows the learner to have an overview of the place of education in society with respect to the meaning of education, society, culture, and social stratification; the aims of education, the relationship between education and culture, and education and society; stratification in education; and the critical issues in education.  

Globally, technical, vocational and educational training (TVET) is increasingly important in times of rapid economic, social and technological change. Workers need more skills to participate in the knowledge economy and the skills they do have become out-dated more quickly. The aim of this course is to assist instructors/lectures/teachers with the skill and knowledge to function within the academic environment. 

This course aims to strengthen staff capacity in gender mainstreaming, particularly in development interventions in open and distance learning.