OISIN BYRNE, French, Spanish & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

Oisin encourages the use of technologies in the classroom to enrich students’ learning experiences and shares the IB educational philosophy to promote intercultural appreciation and respect.

After spending his childhood in Kenya, Oisin moved to Europe, aged seven, and later attended university in London. His first teaching experience was as a volunteer at a technical college in Ghana after which he worked in an IT role at GE Capital in London. Before Halcyon he spent eight years teaching Grades 6-12 at a large international school in Switzerland.

Oisin has always been fascinated by the Theory of Knowledge (ToK) course and participated in a ToK workshop in Oxford led by Bill Roberts, a ToK guru in the IB world. Oisin enjoys modern foreign languages and has taught French and Spanish at IBMYP and IBDP level. A keen tennis and football player, he is passionate about sports and has coached school teams for the past seven years. In his leisure time, Oisin enjoys the cultural events London has to offer such as theatre, independent cinema, concerts and exhibitions.

Oisin graduated with a Master's in International Education Administration from Endicott College, Boston. The focus of his final paper is the probable impact of emerging technologies in international education.