Who I am

Monique Brunello

My name is Monique Brunello and I am a Head Teacher in the Foundation Education Faculty at Northern Sydney Institute, TAFE NSW.

I have been working in the adult vocational education field for twenty years. My role is to design and deliver applied literacy, digital literacy, English language and numeracy skill programs.

We deliver training to students both on campus and in workplaces.

In the last ten years digital literacy has had an increasingly large part to play in education and training. To be a learner, worker, employer in the 21st century and play an active role in your world, digital literacy is a must.

Over the years I have developed, with my team, delivery options for students to encourage them to adapt to methods of learning other than just pen, paper and books. Learning with technology is rewarding and fun! There is no area of life, work and play that hasn’t been influenced and changed by technology. Students (and teachers) require an open mind, a desire to try something innovative.

Taking control of your own lifelong learning is the goal. Teachers can guide, facilitate, aggregate resources and assist students to apply critical literacy skills to filter the amazing educational content available. Use what you know as a springboard to jump off into the unknown, connect with others in the classroom and anywhere in the world, online.  The key to the future of work and learning is collaborative and connected.

Last year I began the Master of Arts (in eLearning) at UTS and I am going to share my own learning insights and action research through my blog thesavvyelearner.com

This blog is dedicated to teachers and learners and our common journey.

Contact me at denmon@bigpond.net.au 

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Monique Brunello

M Arts (currently enrolled); B Ed (Primary); Grad Dip Adult Basic Education; Grad Cert TESOL; Cert IV Training and Assessment TAE10.