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ABOUT

Driving change in organisations through critical and creative thinking. 

Transform and Succeed.

I'm a passionate educationalist and ex-Googler, who has explored and shared educational practice for more than 40 years across Africa.

I see myself as an EduChangeMaker and EduDisruptor.

I assist organisations to effectively manage the ever-changing landscape through critical and creative thinking.

I originally trained as a Foundation Phase teacher.

I was a member of one of the first trained technology education teachers and was awarded my certificate by Madiba, President Nelson Mandela.

I have taught from Gr R to Gr 11.

Over the years I worked at three different universities part-time lecturing in Design and Technology and IT courses.

I have collaborated at schools I was teaching at, in designing and implementing various design and technology / STEM venues.

For my BEd Honours from the University of the Witwatersrand (2009) I explored "Development of critical thinking and collaborative learning using interactive response technology in the primary school classroom"

I have an MEd in educational technology from the University of Witwatersrand (2012), I explored "A Study Of The Use Of SMS Cell Phone Technology To Support Teaching And Learning Of Natural Science With Gr. 7 Learners"

I was awarded a PhD in Computer-Integrated Studies, the Department of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, from the University of Pretoria, in September 2023, when I explored "The influence of Virtual Reality as an educational tool on teachers' pedagogy"

My services include motivational speaking, customised professional development workshops, and strategic planning consultation.

If you would like me to work with your organisation, explore the pages and contact me.

Learn more about me through the link below.

I look forward to hearing from you and engaging with you.

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