School of Education

Dr. Sandra P.A Robinson


Dr. Sandra P.A Robinson
Title: Lecturer in English Education
Department: School of Education
Discipline: Education
Additional Titles: Coordinator, English Education, Eastern Caribbean Joint Boar of Teacher Education (ECJBTE)
  • Ph.D. (Hull)
  • M.Sc. (Oxford)
  • B.Ed. (Hons) UWI, Mona
  • Cert Ed. (UWI/SVGCC)
Contact: Telephone no: (246) 417-4437
Fax no: (246) 417-9615
Teaching Areas: Undergraduate Courses
  • EDLA2112 - Structure and Nature of Language Arts
  • EDLA3004 - Curriculum and Instructional Issues in Literacy Studies
  • EDLA3005 - Selected Pedagogical Issues in Language Arts
  • EDLA3111 - Teaching Caribbean Poetry
  • EDLA 2103 - The Teaching of Literature
  • EDLA3103 - Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools
Graduate Courses
  • EDLS6201 - Language and Literacy Development and Instruction
  • EDLS6202 - Literacy Assessment and Intervention
  • EDLS6203 - Critical Issues in Language and Literacy Education
  • EDLS6207 - Literature for Children and Adolescents
  • EDLS6208 - The Literacy and Language Arts Leader
Biography: Sandra Robinson is a lecturer in English Education, and English Coordinator for the Eastern Caribbean Joint Board of Teacher Education (ECJBTE).  As lecturer in English Education, she teaches courses in literacy and learning, and the teaching of English. She is a trained teacher and an experienced teacher educator.

Dr Robinson joined the School of Education in 2009. Prior to this, she taught English Education at the Division of Teacher Education of the St Vincent and the Grenadines Community College, and English at the Secondary level for over fifteen years. Dr Robinson studies teacher and professional education, teacher knowledge, and the teaching of English in primary and secondary schools.

She has been involved in international, regional and national projects which focus especially on the education and development of teachers of English in both primary and secondary classrooms and facilitating support for students. She is also a regular facilitator of professional development activities aimed at developing teachers' and teacher educators’ professional knowledge and expertise. Currently, she serves on the Regional Advisory Board of the OECS Early Learners Programme for Teachers of Literacy.
Research: Research Interests:
  • The use of critical pedagogy in teacher education and English education to improve classroom practice at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of education
  •  Teaching Literature
  •  Teacher and Professional Education
  •  Teaching of English in Secondary Schools
  •  Adolescent Literacy
  • The nature, acquisition and development of
  •  English teachers’ professional knowledge
     and expertise
     Curriculum and instruction

Knight, V & Robinson, S (2016).  Investigating Student Support Services in the OECS.  Report on a research funded by The Education Development Management Unit (EDMU), OECS Commission. (207 pages)

Marshall, J. Thomas, K., & Robinson, S. (2016). ‘21st – Century Students in 20th Century Classrooms: Promoting Student–Centred Learning in MisMatched Caribbean Classrooms’ in Nor Aziah Alias,and  Johan Eddy Luaran, (eds). Student-Driven Learning Strategies for the 21st Century Classroom. USA: Information Science Pub. Pgs 140 – 159.

Robinson, S. (2015). ‘Facts, Myths and Monsters: Interrogating Teacher Education in the Caribbean:  A Dialogue with Errol Miller.' Journal of Eastern Caribbean Studies, 40(3), 169 – 186.

Robinson, S. (2015) ‘The Role of Context in Defining Secondary Language Arts Instruction: A Cultural Perspective’ in Patriann Smith Alex Kumi-Yeboah (eds). Handbook of Research on Cross-cultural Approaches to Language and Literacy Development. USA: Information Science Pub. Pgs 421 – 44

Bryan, B. with Horrell, Georgie, & Robinson, S. (2013). ‘Teachers’ voices: The responses of three groups of teachers, in three settings to the teaching of Caribbean poetry’ in Beverley Bryan   and Morag Styles (eds). Teaching Caribbean Poetry. London & New York: Routledge. Pgs 96 – 105



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