Lecturer and Course Co-ordinator Bachelor of Exercise and Health Science Degree
2010 Â Â Â Â Â Â Master of Education (Leadership) University of Western Sydney (UWS) Penrith NSW
1980 Â Â Â Â Â Â Diploma of Teaching, (Physical Education, Health Education & Religious Education) Polding College Castle Hill NSW
My teaching career focus has been in Catholic Secondary and Primary schools (Independent and Catholic Education Office Wollongong) supporting the mission and ethos of Catholic education
Over the last thirty years I have worked in the field of education at the primary, secondary and tertiary levels teaching PDHPE, Religion and Science. My roles have also included Pastoral Care as a Year Co-ordinator and School Strategic Planning.
I am an experienced teacher seeking new challenges and opportunities in my teaching career. My area of interest is in teacher training. Other areas include mentoring and professional growth, classroom management, teaching strategies and assessment.
I strongly believe in working together and developing learning partnerships with students and staff. This encourages opportunities to challenge and think more deeply about subject content and assessment and taking responsibility for one’s teaching and learning.
My passion for teaching and spirit of enthusiasm is in delivering quality and effective education to the students so they can develop the skills and confidence to reach their full potential and succeed in their career paths.
Teacher Training Australia (TTA) 2011-2013
I continue to present my workshop for PDHPE Teachers ‘How does popular media impact on adolescent girls?
This developed from my school teaching experiences, as a year co-ordinator, a PDHPE classroom teacher and studying my MEd. The focus is to equip teachers with classroom strategies and fresh approaches in teaching skills/strategies in media literacy, critical thinking and problem solving to students. This has been reinforced with current research to support the thinking and application behind the strategies.
Course Description: The course looks at the impact of popular media on adolescent girls self esteem, identity, body image and friendship groups. Throughout the presentation strategies are discussed and demonstrated to develop skills in resilience, selfesteem and problem solving. They aim to encourage and empower adolescent girls to understand and resist negative media messages. The content is linked to PDHPE Stage 4/5 strands 1 and 3.
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