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Author: Thilini Malalasena
I always try to think outside the box when it comes to teaching. I often uses my creative and innovative ideas during lessons to fulfil the needs of my students. I believe it is time to change the learning and teaching approaches to create future innovators and entrepreneurs.
Even though I have completed my Bachelor’s degree in Computing, I later became more interested in the educational field. I started the journey by doing my Postgraduate in Education. Now I am a holder of a Master’s degree in Education, specialised in International Education. I am also a Cambridge certified IGCSE ICT teacher and an Assessment Specialist for Cambridge International Examinations. I also worked as an Examinations Officer for both Edexcel and Cambridge examination boards where I was experienced in administrative skills.
With over 10 years of teaching experience, my life-changing opportunity arrived when I started work in Amna Bint Wahab Secondary School for Girls in Doha. During the time from 2015 till 2019, I participated in the “Life Skills” program called “Taqaddam” for three years, one of my professional life milestones, giving many lifelong learning experiences. I was also the first and the only teacher to teach the newly introduced subject “Life Skills” in English medium by the Qatar National board in a local school. Several other events, such as “FameLab- Talking Science” and participating as a key speaker in one of the events in Doha added lifelong experiences to my both professional and personal life.
Working in a culturally diverse environment for 8 long years, potentially improved my experience, promoting the awareness and understanding of different viewpoints. It also helped me to enhance creativity and think broader to solve problems more efficiently.
At present, I am interested in doing research for the PhD, where I want to implement new ideas and make a positive change in the educational field in Sri Lanka.