I am an educator with keen interest on issues that relate to social justice. I’ve trained public and private schools teachers in Lagos, Nigeria on the benefits of reading aloud to children. I had in the course of my professional career founded and operated a real estate firm successfully for over a decade before transitioning into the field of education
I have a BSc. in Estate Management from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state in Nigeria,a Postgraduate Certificate (PGCE) in lifelong learning and an MA in Education and Youth Work Studies from the University of Huddersfield, and an MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University. I’m a member of British Education Research Association (BERA) and Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) in the UK.
I have experience as a: Tutor with disengaged students, Teaching Assistant and Learner Mentor with learners with severe learning disabilities and difficulties, and as an Examination Invigilator in the UK; from Key Stage 1 (KS1) to post 16 level. I have interests in: alternative learning provisions, Special educational needs and disability (SEND), social policy, reading, use of photography in Education, sociology and philosophy of education, curriculum studies, and learning and assessment theories.
I like reading about theology, philosophy, society, urban & landscape photography, arts & culture, education and I enjoy having a cup of coffee in the morning, walking, and listening to radio and podcasts in my free time.
I find The Read Aloud Handbook by Jim Trelease, Jessie Wise’ talk on home education and Professor Stephen Ball’s The teacher’s soul and the terrors of performativity inspiring as an educator.
-Abdulghaniy Kayode Otukogbe.