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Dr. Sandra P.A. Robinson

Dr. Sandra P.A. Robinson

Lecturer in Language Arts & English Education

Coordinator, English Education, Eastern Caribbean Joint Board of Teacher Education (ECJBTE)

Department: School of Education

Bio

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.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. (Hull)
  • M.Sc. (Oxford)
  • B.Ed. (Hons) UWI, Mona
  • Cert Ed. (UWI/SVGCC)

Research Areas

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

Teaching Areas

Undergraduate Courses

  • EDLA 2112 - Structure and Nature of Language Arts
  • EDLA 3004 - Curriculum and Instructional Issues in Literacy Studies
  • EDLA 3005 - Selected Pedagogical Issues in Language Arts
  • EDLA 3111 - Teaching Caribbean Poetry
  • EDLA 2103 - The Teaching of Literature
  • EDLA 3103 - Teaching Literature in Secondary Schools
  
Graduate Courses
  • EDLS 6201 - Language and Literacy Development and Instruction
  • EDLS 6202 - Literacy Assessment and Intervention
  • EDLS 6203 - Critical Issues in Language and Literacy Education
  • EDLS 6207 - Literature for Children and Adolescents
  • EDLS 6208 - The Literacy and Language Arts Leader

Select Publications

Robinson, S & Knight, V.  (Eds.). (2019).  Handbook on Research in Critical Thinking and Teacher Education Pedagogy. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

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

 

 

Keywords

English Education, Literacy teaching and learning, Teaching Literature, Teacher Education, Language Teaching, Critical Literacy, Professional Development, Language Arts