Sunday, 12 June 2016

Are you the next Shona Scott?

Shona Scott, a teacher at The Garden School, is currently undertaking Postgraduate study right here at The Mind Lab South Auckland.  She’s been teaching for a “very long time”, but thanks to the course, her learning hasn’t stagnated. Instead, it has given her a new lease on her career!

Shona previously used technology as a ‘reward’ for a student’s hard work. Using the class iPad to aid learning was something exclusive to those who were often already good at it. One of the biggest changes Shona has made has been incorporating iPad use into daily activities, available to everyone, not just a select few. Using the tools available through tech has revolutionised her students’ learning, as well as aiding her teaching.

The programme has also acquainted her with the power of collaboration, which she now says means everything to her. Not bad, for someone just part-way through the course, we say! But it’s not just Shona who’s capitalised off her Postgraduate plunge... Her class, made up of six and seven-year-old children, are reaping the benefits of her decision too. She has learnt that giving them greater leeway to decide what they want to study has seen great rewards, and that telling them what to do isn’t always the best approach.

Are you the next Shona Scott?  Learn more about what the Postgrad Programme entails. Or apply now for July intake!

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