Philosophy of Education
Malala Yousafzai posits that, "One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world." I am a firm believer in the power of education to transform the individual. There is a profound impact that one can make through the enlightening of a student in the formal education system.
As a practitioner for over a decade, and at various levels of the education system, I have come to embrace certain values and guiding principles. Firstly, my client's education experience has to be student-centered. What this has meant for me is that I have had to be more deliberate in my lesson planning, execution and student assessment. I have been careful to ensure that I consulted with the students to ensure that that they played a key role in the learning process. This is especially important in defining roles, responsibilities and rules that bind the partnership.
Secondly, it is critical to ensure that the student benefits from a holistic approach towards learning. The meaning of the cura personalis (consist commitment to developing the whole person) is deeply etched in daily approaches and interactions. As a result, I tend to spend quality time on mentorship, coaching and motivating to excellence.
Finally, I am a firm believer in the view that every student should be able to solve some societal issue. Hence, I support the students in the pursuit of creativity, innovation and critical thinking. I consistently create the opportunity for them to collaborate so that they can complete a meaningful project.
Undergraduate Degree: The University of the West Indies Mona - Bachelor in Arts, French
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