"I, I, I": An Exploration of Self to Improve Teaching and Learning Potentials

By Coral Cara.

Published by The International Journal of Humanities Education

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published online: June 5, 2014 $US5.00

“I, I, I” is an exploration of self and self-study in a professional educational setting. Self-study will facilitate improved teaching for educators and learning for students. The author argues that without such self-knowledge and understanding it would be difficult to understand what works, what does not work, and what needs to be changed and modified. Can one fully understand students without knowledge of one's own self? Reflective practices are implemented to support all students to reach their potential, and to assist the author and her preservice teachers to build effective skills and understandings.

Keywords: Self Study, Improving Practice, Teaching and Learning, Education, Pedagogy, Self Improvement, Improving Work Practices, Reflective Practice

The International Journal of Humanities Education, Volume 11, Issue 4, June 2014, pp.1-12. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 5, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 778.654KB)).

Coral Cara

Lecturer, College of Education, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Coral Cara has an extended multifaceted career in education and is passionate about inclusive accessible education for all. She is an educator, consultant and lecturer across all sectors and levels. She publishes and presents extensively on health and well-being and education. Her holistic approach to life and work builds staff and student skills and practice in both education and health and wellbeing. Coral believes that her work in education builds healthy minds and her work in health and wellbeing builds healthy bodies and spirits; both of which are essential for reaching potential and making a difference for self and others. Coral is currently working with University preservice teachers using innovative effective teaching and learning strategies that are learner centred and inquiry based. Coral has worked extensively on creating inclusive multimodal teaching and learning that creates engagement, retention and improved outcomes for staff and students.