A delegation from India visits Vanier and John Abbott Colleges to look at problem-based learning and peer instruction

Phase II of a joint project between Vanier College and John Abbott College Teaching methods that get students involved in their studies produce results no matter where the school is located. Wanting to learn about the Cegep approach to student-centered and problem-based learning, a delegation of nine administrators from polytechnic colleges in Tamil Nadu, India, […]

Training the trainers Vanier College and John Abbott College bring teaching expertise to India

Chennai, India may be more than 13,000 km from Montreal, but when it comes to education, teachers have similar needs no matter where they are. So when the state government of Tamil Nadu, India, started reforming their education system to make it more student-centred, teachers in Montreal knew they could help. Why? Because student-centred learning […]

Swedish Delegation Visits Vanier College

It was the warmest welcome they had ever received in their various trips to schools around the world indicated one member of a delegation of 12 Swedish Folk High School principals who visited Vanier College on April 11, 2011. “Swedish Folk High Schools are a rather heterogeneous phenomenon, but there are common attributes,” stated Henning […]

Malawi Nursing Exchange: a unique opportunity for Vanier Nursing Students

Thanks to a generous donation from Abbott Laboratories, Vanier College Nursing students who are currently on the first Vanier Nursing exchange with Africa, brought with them four Abbott Diabetes Care glucometers and hundreds of test strips for testing patients for high blood sugar levels. “These meters and test strips are worth a fortune and will […]

Vanier students learn about the lives of women in Nicaragua

Working in farm fields, cooking on a wood burning clay stove, washing clothes on rocks in the local rio (river), was just part of daily life when seven Vanier College students and two teachers went to the village of Los Jobitos, Nicaragua in January. For three weeks they shared in village life and stayed with […]

Laying the foundation for future Vanier College – India exchanges

“Vanier College, which currently shares distance learning materials with developing nations, hopes to send teachers and students on exchanges in India next year,” states Judy Macdonald, Coordinator of Learning Enrichment and Support Services for Programs and International Programs at Vanier College. To lay the groundwork for future projects, she recently participated in the Sixth Pan-Commonwealth […]

Vanier teachers in Mexico for 26th SOMECE Symposium

In late October, three Vanier teachers travelled to Monterrey, Mexico for the 26th annual SOMECE (International Symposium on Information Technology in the Classroom). Organized by the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM), the SOMECE conference focuses on the use of ICT (Information Communication Technology) in the classroom and brings together teachers and experts from around […]

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