Hello, my name is Kiera Hamling and I currently attend USQ Springfield completing a degree in Primary Education. Before my university studies I completed a Diploma in Early Education and Care, from completing this I wanted to further my studies to be able to teach in a primary school.
I have always wanted to be a teacher and I believe this is due to the fantastic and inspiring teachers that I encountered throughout my own schooling years. I loved my school and am so thankful for my education and I hope to one day give that same feeling to my future students.
I hope to gain new ideas, inspirations and knowledge about ICT and pedagogy and how I can use ICT as a tool in my classroom to enhance students learning. I feel confident with ICT’s however feel that I need to keep updating myself on the new technologies that become available daily and this can sometimes be quite overwhelming. Information technology is such a prominent feature of our every changing society and has to the power to transform teaching and learning. I believe it is important to recognise and embrace students’ ever increasing knowledge of ICT and adapt this into the classroom.
By completing this course I hope to gain new insights into technology and work collaboratively with fellow peers and future teacher mentors to strengthen not only my ICT skills and pedagogy but learn to incorporate it as a powerful tool to help transform my future classroom.