education is not the filling of a vessel
but the kindling of a flame
|kindle flames began as a series of reflections on my learning journey as I completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education. Since then, it has become a space where I share my learning and teaching journey.
I completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007, an Honours in English in 2008, and a Master of Arts in English in 2011 at Rhodes University. In 2013 I achieved a Teaching English as a Foreign Language certificate from the Bay Language Institute and attained a Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Education in 2016 from the University of South Africa.
I worked as a student intern at Macmillan Publishers and the Dictionary Unit for South African English and tutored English students at Rhodes University while completing my MA. I started teaching full time in 2011 and have since taught and lectured at various schools and colleges in South Korea and Oman.
I have worked in varied environmental and geographical settings with people from many different countries which has opened my way of thinking to new possibilities. I believe it is important to bring new strategies, theories, methodologies, and practices into my teaching repertoire.
This is a cultivated space where I can develop my ideas about teaching and learning as I continue to do both. It is a blend of lesson ideas, reflections on education theory and practice, and essays on educational topics.
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Read my MA thesis about Olive Schreiner.
I examine how Olive Schreiner’s peripheral position as a colonial woman writer enabled her rewriting of feminine identity, specifically her subversion of Victorian feminine stereotypes.
My article about eportfolios and reflection.
I wrote an article about the eportfolio I created as part of the Diploma in Tertiary Education I completed at Unisa.
Check out my eportfolio.
This portfolio is a platform from which demonstrate my learning journey as I investigate the relationship between technology, instructional techniques, and teaching.