About Us
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The CETL is concerned with the promotion of evidence-based pedagogy underpinned by:
  • quality faculty development services,
  • promotion of a learning-centred academic culture,
  • purposeful application of technology, and
  • a physical and virtual environment conducive to achieving the Campus’ goal of instructional and learning excellence. 

What We Believe

The considerable advancement of knowledge in the field of cognitive neuroscience over the last half century, and the phenomenal pace of technological innovation, have equipped today’s university teachers with research-based theories of how people learn, evidence-based principles and strategies for effective teaching and an ever-growing arsenal of instructional tools and technologies that make these exciting times to be teachers,or facilitators of learning, in higher education.  At the same time, the composition of students in our classrooms has changed with the widening of access, creating a more diverse and challenging mix.
We believe that this diversity, presents both challenge and opportunity to teachers who are prepared to create and facilitate the kinds of flexible, accessible, engaging, motivating and constructively aligned environments that both scaffold learning and challenge students of all types to achieve success and mastery. 

Our purpose in the CETL is to empower and support faculty in creating such learning-focused environments.

What We Aim For

We aim to lead the development and maintenance of a culture in which teaching is viewed by the University and approached by faculty as a valued professional commitment and to provide the training, mentoring, advice and resources necessary to make excellent teaching and significant learning possible. Ultimately, we aim to support the development and maintenance of an environment that produces self-directed learners and graduates that embody the attributes set out in The UWI’s Strategic Plan [PDF].  In so doing, we also aim to promote and support adherence to the UWI Cave Hill Student Charter [PDF] and Guiding Principles for effective teaching and learning.

What We Do

The activities of the CETL, Cave Hill can be categorized under four main functional areas:

  • Faculty professional development
  • Curriculum and instructional design and revision
  • The scholarship of teaching and learning
  • Flexible learning and instructional technology initiatives

Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning(CETL)
Tel: (246) 417-4202
      Email: cetl@cavehill.uwi.edu