Lecturer - Communications
What is your role at Curtin College?
I teach Communication Skills subjects, currently ARW001 and ACS001. I also work with both staff and students to promote academic integrity at the college, as well as providing academic support to students.
What do you like most about your role?
What I like most about teaching these subjects is that they cut across all learning areas and provide a foundation for future study. Communication skills are vital for academic success, no matter what the area of study.
How would you describe your teaching style?
My teaching style is student-focused and practical. I like students to be actively involved and try not to spend too much of the class talking at them.
Where else have you worked?
I have a background in secondary education and have taught in both public and private schools, as well as in the TAFE system in several states of Australia. I have also worked with student teachers at ECU. I have been working at Curtin College for nine years and love working with students from such varied backgrounds and cultures.
What’s your academic background?
I have a CELTA and hold a Diploma of Teaching, a Bachelor of Education and a Masters in Education.