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Oisin Byrne, French, Spanish & Theory of Knowledge Teacher

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

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

I have 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. I enjoy modern foreign languages and I have taught French and Spanish at IBMYP and IBDP level. I am a keen tennis and football player, I am passionate about sports and have coached school teams for the past seven years. In my leisure time, I enjoy the cultural events London has to offer such as theatre, independent cinema, concerts and exhibitions.

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

Education

Master of International Education Administration from Endicott College, Massachusetts (USA)
Postgraduate Certificate in Education in Modern Foreign Languages (French and Spanish) from Institute of Education, Birkbeck College, University of London (UK)
Bachelor of Arts in French and Spanish with Computer Studies from Digby Stuart College, University of Surrey (UK).

HalcyonOisin Byrne, French, Spanish & Theory of Knowledge Teacher