I thrive on being creatively analytical, experimentally innovative and continually exploratory.
I very much believe in and embrace the possibilities when we break down the barriers between traditionally siloed disciplines and stand at the intersection of maths, science, art, technology, design and curiosity.
I am fascinated by how the mind works, how we learn and what motivates us to learn and pursue our goals, whether as a child, a teenager, a student, a professional, a retiree, or any learning experience in between.
I strive to balance the quantitative and the qualitative in all that I do. I enjoy the high level strategy and also getting stuck into working out the details. And I’m particularly excited and engaged when I can create feedback loops between research, data and design.
I have always been passionate about education and exploring the realm of interactive learning and creative play. I think this is especially exciting when engaging and inspiring young minds in making STEM education accessible and relevant. This can be achieved through innovative technology, inspired pedagogy and embracing an open, collaborative culture.
In my 6 years of working experience since finishing my Masters, I’ve carved out my own role according to my strengths and evolving interests. I currently lead the research, analytics and pedagogical design at Siyavula Education. More broadly, I am active within the global open movement, specifically around open education, advocating for the use of OER and access to knowledge for all human advancement and growth.
And on the weekends, you’re most likely to find me on the mountains!
This blog is aimed to capture some of my thoughts and reflections as I explore, collaborate, create and learn, both personally and professionally.
The photos and images I have used are either my own or taken from Flickr and licensed to be used under a Creative Commons CC-BY license. Photo attributions from Flickr:
- Disa brevicornis, Disa longicornu, Disa uniflora by Biodiversity Heritage Lab (a really beautiful collection of drawings)
- Table Mountain by Lollie-Pop