Welcome this Week’s Host Robert Love

This week we welcome Robert Love as our host. Robert is a teacher at Willunga High School in South Australia.

Teaching Background: I graduated from Flinders University in 2004, and was appointed as the “High School Teacher” in a remote Indigenous community called Marree (at the junction of the Oodnadatta, and Birdsville Tracks). Since then I have been involved in the following roles:

  • 6-12 Coordinator at Leigh Creek Area School – Responsible for Middle School curriculum, SACE and Vocational Education Programmes.
  • SACE Coordinator at Birdwood High School – Responsible for Year 12 management, SACE and the VET Automotive Industry Pathways program development
  • SACE, VET, HASS and Business and Enterprise Coordinator at Willunga High School.

What keeps me inspired and motivated in my work?

Through these roles I have built an understanding of the requirements of the modern work environment and the skills, knowledge and understandings that our young people will need to develop in order to effectively navigate a connected, collaborative, automated digital world.

I am inspired by the challenge of working with my colleagues and students, connecting with my PLN and continually reviewing my practice to transition from an industrial model of teaching and learning to a more agile, student led approach.

If I had the ability to make changes to the education system in Australia, what would you do?

If I could change the education system in Australia, I would involve all aspects of the Australian community in a genuine discussion about what we “Do” education for.

What role do you see EduTweetOz playing on the education scene in Australia and what are your hopes for the account this week?

I see EduTweetOz as playing a vital role in connecting teachers and leaders to share good practice and challenge our individual conceptions of education. This week I hope to promote conversations around:

  • change management,
  • the changing role of teachers,
  • do we need to attract ‘different thinkers’ into the education profession and
  • innovation in education.

Follow Robert on Twitter @robbielove79

 

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