Regional Learning Event: Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the English-speaking Caribbean countries: Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
and Effective Teaching
April 14-15, 2011
The World Bank, in coordination with the Ministry of education, Barbados, hosted a Regional Learning Event on Improving Teaching and Learning Outcomes in the English-speaking Caribbean countries with Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Effective Teaching as sub-themes in April 2011.
The event provided participants with the opportunity to: (i) learn about international experience and best practices in the areas of effective teaching and utilization of ICT as a tool for improving teaching and learning outcomes; (ii) become familiar with the use of practical tools and resources to enhance national and regional policy dialogue and to improve/develop ICT-related education policy/program; (iii) exchange knowledge and experience already existing in the region; and (iv) discuss and establish mechanisms for continuing regional dialogue and cooperation in improving learning outcomes.
Representatives from the following countries and organizations involved in education in the region participated: Barbados, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Kitts, Saint Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, UNESCO, Organization of American States, Caribbean Examination Council, Organization of Eastern Caribbean States, Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Knowledge and Learning Network (CKLN), the European Union and the Caribbean Development Bank.
Country participants made short presentations on an education initiative, goal, need or particular challenge that their country has faced regarding improving teaching and learning outcomes with a focus on ICT as a way to frame the discussions and share knowledge and perspectives between countries in the region.