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@nathanyquan

http://nathanyquan.wordpress.com

As a corporate who decided to make the switch into education in 2013, I’ve realised that teaching is more or less a journey of continuous learning and that the ability to continuously acquire knowledge is as important as imparting it. Teaching is about inspiring the acquisition of knowledge through the want to learn new things in an age where teachers are no longer the bearers of wisdom and content knowledge. My rule of thumb is to always take the road less travelled (more or less).

I’m interested in all things digital, with a particular interest in the continued integration of digital technologies into educational practices. With a background in IT and Finance, I bring a broad range of ideas, skills and opinions into understanding how children can develop problem solving, computational and logical thinking skills to adapt and thrive in a competitive modern society. But I still find the best way to learn is to let the kids teach me.

Coming from a migrant family that spans across a diverse range of countries in the Asia Pacific and South East Asia, I also have a passion for bridging the cultural gap in our society through enhancing cultural awareness and understanding in a place that sets the foundations of our community, that is, at school. Growing up as a minority group (although maybe not so minority anymore) in a predominantly Western culture and climbing the corporate ladder in large corporations across a number of continents, has provided me with the exposure to the unconscious cultural bias and stereotypes that exist in many areas of society  which I believe stems from cultural barriers and a lack of cultural perspectives and awareness.

I am currently completing a Master of Teaching (Primary) at the University of Sydney and have completed (and completing) a number of professional experiences at NSW Public Schools with a high proportion of students with English as an Additional Language/Dialect (EALD).

Thanks for dropping by.

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