As the principle consultant at Kairos, Karin Oerlemans, shares a little about herself and her passion and journey.
Q: Tell us a little about your philosophy of education.
Karin: I am passionate about education. My philosophy of education is the belief that all students have the right and ability to learn, and it is the role as educators to promote not only learning, but a lifelong love of learning. This has been the foundation of my own practice. It guides my approach to my work, my research and my life.
Q: Can you tell us a bit about your education background.
Karin: I have been working in education since 1987. In that time I have worked as a teacher (K-12), education researcher, educational/instructional designer, teacher educator, professional development coordinator, education manager, as a private education consultant, and in recent years small business owner, and as a website designer and developer – including the use of web analytics. The image of the mosaic tries to capture that. It does appaear slightly ordered and gives a sense of control, but in reality the image shows the boundless opportunities that exist, hints at other areas, and suggests places where I might add more tiles and grow the mosaic as I grow my experiences.
Q: What education sectors have you worked in?
Karin: I have extensive experience in education and governance and have had the opportunity to work in a number of education systems where I have sought to promote an equality of access, inclusive and collaborative practices, and effective governance systems to support them. This has included in the school (K-12) sector, Higher Education, and Vocational Education and Training sectors.
Q: Tell us about the your work in education research.
Karin: Over many years I have been involved in education research and the implementation of much research practice, a key focus for me in introducing innovative practice. Some of this research has been written and published, other work has been written and presented, but not previously published. I have used this website to publish some of these materials for the interest of others.
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You can also view more about Karin at her public LinkedIn Profile: Karin Oerlemans