Faculty Member, UTT
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My name is Adita Maharaj and I am currently a faculty member at the University of Trinidad and Tobago. My interest lies in curriculum development and evaluation . My major research project delved into the use and effectiveness of the National ECCE Curriculum Guide. In addition, I have explored areas related to early reading strategies and the use of technology in the primary classroom as well as at the tertiary level in specific teacher education courses.
Research abounds on the importance of phonic development as an integral aspect of reading success as well as the use of technology in schools for the promotion of key reading skills. This study focuses on the use of existing phonic software in a primary school as part of the literacy programme. It utilizes a mixed method approach to closely examine...
This research sought to examine the curriculum planning/ implementation processes involved in the public ECCE sector in Trinidad. One of the focal areas was the involvement and contributions by stakeholders with respect to ECCE curriculum at public ECCE centres. In order the capture data on this area, a qualitative approach was adopted. Two (2) foc...
This research sought to examine the curriculum planning/ implementation processes involved in the public ECCE sector through the utilization the National ECCE Curriculum Guide. The involvement by stakeholders to ECCE curriculum at the ECCE centres also featured in the study, along with an examination of learning outcomes achieved over the two-year...
Research Title An examination of the use of music software for the delivery of specific content in a music education course to Certificate and Bachelor of Education students at a tertiary institution. Abstract This research emerged as an initiative to integrate the use of music software as a pedagogical tool that can be employed in a music edu...
This article details the observations of one three year old female enrolled at a public early childhood care and education centre in North Trinidad. This was her first orientation in a formal school setting but taking place at home.
An examination of the use of music software for the delivery of specific content in a music education course of Certificate and Bachelor of Education students at an accredited university. Abstract This research emerged as an initiative to integrate the use of technology as a pedagogical tool that can be employed in a music education course at a ter...
Research has indicated that access to ECCE services can indeed propel a nation's development forward. This article outlines how the Ministry of Education, Trinidad and Tobago has taken up the responsibility of ensuring Universal ECCE access to the nation's most disadvantaged and vulnerable. It also serves to highlight the importance of ECCE to stak...
Now that a lot of institutions are going back to the face to face traditional brick and mortar classrooms, do you think it’s better than online teaching? Should we keep some aspects of online? Share your views and experiences.
In this technology savvy world where two year olds are reading, recogninzing and using vocabulary far beyond what was traditionally observed, should we as educators be changing the way we teach our budding student teachers or should we stick to the traditional?
“The United Nations (U.N.) announced that drought is at risk of becoming ‘the next pandemic’ if urgent action isn’t taken to tackle climate change through water and land management,” The Hill reported. “About 1.5 billion people have suffered from the effects of droughts this century, with the land devastation, food insecurity and other subsequent factors leading to economic costs of an estimated $124 billion.” “About 130 countries could face a greater risk of drought this century under a high-emissions scenario cited by the U.N.,” Reuters reported. “Another 23 countries will confront water shortages because of population growth, with 38 nations affected by both, it said. Drought — like a virus — tends to last a long time, have a wide geographic reach and cause knock-on damage.” This project aims to: - Contribute to achieving the sixth goal of sustainable development (ensure access to water and sanitation). - Contribute to achieving international water security. - Raising the awareness of decision-makers and the international civil society, Actors in the social and economic environment, about the risks of drought, through prospective studies. - Sensitizing decision-makers and the international civil society about ways to conserve blue gold. - Contribute to finding possible and alternative solutions to face drought. - How to cope with the next epidemic (drought).
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