Queen’s, Singapore school collaborate on online course
The Faculty of Education is pushing ahead with several innovative initiatives that combine both international programming and digital teaching and learning.
The most recent project is a partnership with Singapore’s School of the Arts (SOTA). In conjunction with SOTA, Queen’s will offer an online professional development course on International Service-Learning. Service-learning is a form of experiential education, growing in popularity, in which classroom teaching is augmented by community service.
“This is an exciting initiative. It creates a new international connection for Queen’s, to a hub of creativity and innovation in a very dynamic region,” says Cal Bowry, Coordinator, Professional Studies.
Thirteen secondary school teachers from Singapore will take the online course, which begins this month, as well as three supplemental classroom-based workshops on the SOTA campus in Singapore. Participants receive a certificate from the Faculty of Education for completing the program.
“Queen’s Faculty of Education has a great deal to offer provincially, nationally, and internationally. This latest initiative is one example of the many exciting future international initiatives currently in the works,” says Stephen Elliott, Dean of Education.
Through Professional Studies, the Faculty of Education organizes short-term professional development courses, seminars, and workshops in education and related fields. Planning for other international and online initiatives includes partnerships with Vietnamese and Chinese universities.