I am Shaimaa. I am originally from Egypt but have been living in Munich Germany for the past 6 years. My interest as well as my experience is in nonformal education. Initially I worked in community development as I facilitated trainings and participated in community development initiatives. Then I worked for a couple of years in the corporate sector. I worked in the research and development department in Business Consulting firms to develop new tools and train consultants. With the move to Germany to join my husband, teaching Arabic to kids (6-8 years) was added to the mix. My heart is still in working with adults and I try to facilitate a training every now and then. I have 3 kids: 6, 3 years and 6 months. This term I am taking my 8th & 9th MET courses. I am interested in this course from two perspectives: the language teacher perspective and the broader educator perspective where reading and writing are the dominant mediums of interaction throughout the education process.
I chose this image as it presents a snapshot of the debate about technology and its impact on life in general and on education specifically. While some may see in this image, technology as leverage to move up, others may comment on getting down again by the technology or the role of “person” who is leveraging and who exactly is being leveraged. It also speaks about different types of technology as in text, sound, image, video, communication, etc…
Looking forward to learning with all of you