Two University of Guyana students, Michelle Lewis and Ray Chatterpaul, from the Division of Education and Humanities, Berbice Campus, attended and presented papers at the 21st Islands In Between Conference.
Ray Chatterpaul presented research on the topic Reforms in English Language classrooms in the Caribbean: Lessons for the future, and Michelle Lewis presented on the topic Improving literacy in schools: Teachers’ perception of a literacy hour programme.
Both students were excited by the opportunity to present their undergraduate research alongside postgraduate students and professors. They were also fascinated with the beauty and culture of Aruba. Inspired by what they learned at the conference, the students expressed the desire to participate in future conferences and do postgraduate studies.
Ray Chatterpaul shares some of his thoughts and experiences below: