Hans De Vynck

03/06/2019

I am very happy to finally be working in an international school, and the fact that this is in magnificent Mongolia fills me with excitement.

I graduated with a General Science degree many moons ago, with majors in Botany and Zoology. I also completed a further Honours year in Zoology. These studies took place at the University of Stellenbosch in South Africa.

Over the years I have found myself working in a variety of jobs, and it is only when I started teaching 17 years ago that I found my true calling and passion.

I love teaching Science, especially Biology, yet it is the the cognitive processes involved in the understanding and learning of the subject that truly intrigue me. This interest led me to undertake a part-time Masters in Education at the University of Cambridge in 2014. The focus of my course was on educational leadership and school improvement. I found that through the nurturing of an ethic of care by means of dialogue development students grew in their sense of agency in their own worlds and learning.

Each student is the starting point in their academic journey, and I endeavour to build learning relations with my wards that allows them to develop a sense of pride in their own learning whilst revelling in their uniqueness. A happy and empowered person is a person who revels in the challenges that life brings their way, which can help with academic success, and also a holistic enjoyment of life.