I believe strongly in giving my students choices and empowering them to take control of their own education. My job is to carefully craft a framework that gives them the support, structure and skills they need to make informed decisions.
My name is Phil Macoun. I wear many hats. I currently work as a Key Stage 3 and IGCSE Design Technology teacher at the International School of Penang (Uplands), Malaysia. I am also the Digital Learning Coordinator for Uplands, and in this role provide professional development for teachers, and strategic guidance in regards to technology integration.
Ever since I studied ecology at university I have been fascinated by ecosystem boundaries, the transition zones between different habitats. These areas often have a lot of species diversity and are areas of high energy flow. I have called this blog Transition Zone because I find I learn best, and am happiest, on boundaries. Whether it is the physical boundary between land and sea, or the many pedagogical and technological boundaries that currently exist in education, I am fascinated by the forces that act in these spaces and enjoy trying to understand them.
I can be contacted at phil.macoun [at] gmail [dot] com
A little bit about how I learn …