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Andy Nicholson

Personal Statement


Personal Statement

I have always had an interest in digital and emerging technologies but never really grew up with them as an ever present force. It was my final year in school before they got their first PC, a BBC micro but I had used a Commodore 64 and ZX 81's for a couple of years previously. I took engineering at College where it was CNC manufacturing that really sparked my interest in technologies, the harnessing of machines and robots, ran by big square boxes with lines and lines of green code to write. Fast forward thirty years and all that power and more now sits in the palm of my hand. A whole digital world so taken for granted by my students was not even comprehended when I was their age...now I do sound like a dinosaur!

It took most of those thirty years for me to work out that I actually did want to be a teacher, to be able to pass on this excitement and passion for the technology around us. I guess I have always loved learning, an ongoing process between teacher and student which often works both ways. As fascinating as technology is, the really cool bit is giving them the underlying skills to adapt, change and embrace the type of future we have not even considered yet.


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