Constructivism is an approach to learning that sees knowledge as a process. I believe that students build their own knowledge through their many experiences and pedagogy should be informed by this process. It is my role to ensure that I am meeting all students at their experiential level despite the challenges that come with such diversity.
On the other hand, structured learning is far more effective for some students. I believe in taking the philosophical approach that best meets the needs of the population that I am working with.
My educational background is in teaching and learning, and developmental psychology. I have a diploma in early childhood education, an Honours Bachelor of Arts in Developmental Psychology, a Bachelor of Education (Primary/ Junior), a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration and a Ph.D. (in progress) in Applied Educational Psychology. I am also certified to teach in Ontario.
I have experience teaching in all levels of education from Pre-Kindergarden to college and university level studies. I am certified as a primary/junior teacher in Ontario and I am a registered early childhood educator. I also have had four years experience teaching college and university students.
As an avid member of my academic community, I served as the Academic Chair of the Society of Graduate Students and I also volunteer as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Early Childhood Intervention and the Journal of Teaching and Learning. In addition to my volunteer work, I enjoy staying active by practising yoga.