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MirandaNet Fellowship Profiles (MirandaNet Archive - as of March 2015)
The genesis of my interest in education combined with ICT evolved when I was given the fantastic opportunity to volunteer as a Mentor at West Ham United Learning Zone in Upton Park. I was fascinated by the original and unique teaching methodologies using ICT to make learning effective, enjoyable and interesting.
Moreover, my two years career as science teacher solidified my resolve in this field. While teaching, I discovered the diversity of students in terms of their learning and perceiving abilities and different strategies of teaching that needed to be focused on using the conventional materials and resources which were available. Today, I realise the huge difference of how the use of technology has a positive influence in promoting learners' motivation and engagement as well as improved learning across a range of subjects. In addition, in a few years to come, major reforms will be introduced in the field of education in Mauritius, where the use of modern digital technologies will be implemented in schools and colleges for learning and teaching. Furthermore, my area of interest is how to combine my knowledge of science, skills in art and digital technologies to explain difficult concepts in science and thus enhance learners' motivation and self-esteem.
I am interested in teaching science, particularly biology. My project supervisor at the University of Mauritius has been a role model and an inspiration towards science. Having completed a module in ICT and the final dissertation, not only deepen my knowledge in the different fields in biology but also I became more acquainted in using ICT effectively.
Furthermore, I once helped a group of students in preparing a PowerPoint presentation on HIV/AIDS organised by the Ministry of Education, in which good insights of ICT, creativity as well as good time management and research were needed. The students won the second prize at regional level in Mauritius.
Apart from science, I am also keen at creative art. In collaboration with other Art Teachers, I enjoyed helping students designing posters and other creative activities which needed drawing, painting and other research work during competitions or extra curricular activities. My travels and studies have taught me a lot about self-direction. I believe that my experiences and skills combined with my willingness to learn and enable others to learn.
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