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Center for Teaching and Learning

Mission Statement

To enhance, enrich and empower every teacher-learner relationship through training, assistance, support and encouragement.

Vision

To be specialists, models and teachers in developing professionalism through state-of-the-art best practice techniques and strategies, leading to effective learning partnerships.

Values 

We value life-long learning, respect for individual differences, competence, kindness and patience.

Philosophy of Teaching and Learning

The Center for Teaching and Learning encourages and promotes constructivist teaching and believes that it empowers the learner to build and interpret his/her understanding of knowledge and reality. For the teacher, a constructivist approach allows for creation and building or personalized frameworks and strategies as an effective teacher.

We believe that learners actively construct their own knowledge by anchoring new information to preexisting knowledge, that learning does not occur in isolation and that learners interact with the knowledge, the learning environment and with other learners. Meaningful learning occurs when individuals are engaged in social activities inside and outside the classroom. Students have the opportunity to take personal responsibility, exercise initiative and be in control in the instructional settings through a variety of learning experiences. Learn more.