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Renee Dikeni's Teacher e Portfolio

 

Renee Dikeni's Resume

 


 

renee.dikeni@yahoo.com

 

                        Nationalities:      Australian/ British.

Marital Status:   Married

DOB:                   13th of July, 1987.

 

 

Objective:       To secure an Early - Middle Primary teaching position within a diverse multicultural school that encourages learning within a global environment.

 

Education:      -  Graduate Diploma of Primary Education (P-7), Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia, 2011

                      -  Bachelor of Arts, Extended Major in Geography, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, 2006-2010

QUT Teaching

Practicum

Experience:     September- November, 2011, Australian International Islamic School, Brisbane, Grade Two (6-8 years).

                        I worked within an extremely multicultural and challenging classroom, with a large number of the students on humanitarian visas and speaking English as a second language. I taught in the capacity of the teacher’s role for majority of practicum implementing my own behaviour management systems, designing units to meet curriculum standards using a variety of methods. 

 

May – June, 2011, Jindalee State School, Brisbane, Grade Six (11-12 years)

                        I worked in the capacity of a teacher’s aid and classroom teacher. I followed the routines established by supervising teacher, implemented my own successful behaviour management system, taught a variety of subject and designed units, participated in sports day and regular HPE and Music lesson. I implemented inquiry based learning through design, drama and philosophical questioning. Furthermore I introduced the students to ‘global citizenship’ during social studies lessons. I was particularly encouraged when ‘supply’ teachers were surprised that this was my first experience teaching in Australian primary schools due to my effective behaviour management strategies.

Teaching

Work History:

                        September 2009- July 2010, Fine land Primary ESL Teacher:  I Taught English as a second language to students aged 5-13 years. Two classes were taught a week to each class, one a traditional class using text books, while the second was an informal class in an activity room teaching using inquiry based pedagogy.

 

May 2009- Sept 2009, Linguaphone Training Centre, Guangzhou, Summer School ESL Teacher: I facilitated ESL classes for children aged as young as 3 years to 14 using games and planned activities. Whilst on camp I was part of a team assisting in larger group activities.

Work History:

September 2010- Current, Kitchenware Stall, Brisbane: After arriving in Australia with intentions to study I had resourcefully sourced products from local wholesalers. I established a customer base and rapport selling ‘Home-wares and Kitchenware’ at local professional markets on weekends. 

 

May 2007- May 2009, Samsara Furniture, Brisbane, Assistant Manager:  Managed staff and contributed to monthly sales targets, assisted in merchandising exotic and antique furniture, maintained rapport with customers, regular cleaning and end of day procedures.

 

Nov 2005- May 2007 Tree of Life, Brisbane, Assistant Manager

I developed a long term rapport with new staff, new and regular customers, merchandising of clothing and jewellery, end of day procedures, daily sales targets and paperwork.

 

 

 

 

References:

1.      Zeba Khan, Australian International Islamic School (year two), Durack, Brisbane.

Javaidzeba@yahoo.com               +617 3372 1400

 

2.      Janelle Xu, Acting Director of Foreign Teachers, Guangzhou, Yuexiu Translation Centre, Fineland Primary School.

unihorizon@gmail.com                   (020) 8625 3582

 

3.      Robyn Washington, Jindalee State School Supervising Teacher, Brisbane.

rwash2@eq.edu.au                           +617 3725 5777

 

4.      Donna King, QUT Primary Graduate Diploma Coordinator, Brisbane.

d.king@qut.edu.au                             + 617 3138 8270

 

 

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