11 September 2018
Dr Robyn Anderson, Senior Lecturer for Education at James Cook University, says that great educators are not just teachers, but role models too.
She says: “As educators we provide our students with the theoretical knowledge and its application to practice in their respective professions. However, there is much in life that is not learned from a book but acquired informally through social learning. As such, it is important that as educators we also emulate the behaviours and practices that we are promoting.”
One of her ex-students, Ms Shareffa Hodge, is now a teacher herself. She credits the lessons she learned at JCU for helping her deal with students of her own.