© 2019 Michelle Sengara

TEACHING IS THE PROCESS OF EXPERIENCE.

 

LEARNING IS THE FORGING OF NEW CONNECTIONS.

 

I am a COGNITIVE SOCIAL SCIENTIST:

Someone who understands thought, learning, and mental organization as it relates to how people and groups of people behave.

I've designed and delivered instructional programs on everything from math to maternal health across 4 continents, and 1 fact remains consistent:  EDUCATION IS THE KEY

to cultivating more positive attitudes, actions and interactions.

I explore diverse blends of face-to-face and online communication in the

design and delivery of thought experiments, but regardless of what, where, or how you are currently teaching, you can embed the 12 essential skills of Harmonized Intelligence™ into your designs today!

CULTIVATE A MORE POSITIVE WORLD

 WITH EACH EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY!

I love a challenge! Don't think you can teach empathy in a math class? I'll prove otherwise!

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My undergrad from McGill University focused on Sociology (the study of interactions within human society) & Developmental Psychology (in particular how we construct our reality).

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My Master's in Teaching from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE/UT), looked at innovative ways of measuring success!

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My PhD from York University, explored how to use technology for good instead of evil when it comes to teaching & learning :-)

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I've been a proud entrepreneur for over 10 years now, and have worked with a lot of really cool people on really cool projects.

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My favourite part about being an entrepreneur is the fact that I make my own schedule. I value my time and will not waste yours.

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The work that I do with technology (Learning Management Systems, Artificial Intelligence...) is carried out through a lens of critical optimism. Like any tool, I believe that it's all about how it's used.

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I believe that educational experiences are all about the people in them, and can help you personalize  instruction and content to ensure maximum uptake and engagement from your learning community.

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I value ACCESS, working actively with grassroots and government groups looking to provide equitable access to both formal and informal education structures in under-serviced communities.

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I care. I have a passion for positive change and would love to help you make the most out of your next educational opportunity! Send me an email!

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Selected Publications


 

Teaching with Technology: Hybrid Pedagogy in Higher Education

  • Jenson, J., Dahya, N., & Sengara, M. (2017)

  • Canadian  Journal for Higher Education, Simon Fraser University

Like it: A Facebook E-learning Environment for Higher Education

  • Morbey, M. L., Sabeti, F. M., & Sengara, M. (2016)

  • In D. Fonseca & E. Redondo (Eds.), Handbook of research on applied e-learning in engineering and architecture education

Recent Presentations

Oxford Education Research Symposium, Oxford, U.K.

  • Session Title: Innovative Instructional Methods and Pedagogy

  • Paper: Blended Designs that Build Community & Promote Achievement    

Global Summit for Online Learning, Toronto, Canada

  • Session Title: Course Design, Development, and Delivery

  • Paper: Transforming the Teacher Trifecta: Experiential Learning Online   

American Education Research Association, San Antonio, U.S.A.

  • Session Title: Access and Innovation

  • Paper: Designing for Equitable Student Outcomes in Blended Spaces