Roisin · DNS 2019
I was born in Ireland but since I left school at 18 I have been living in Switzerland and France doing various things such as working with special needs children, doing an artistic/ pedagogical course based on Rudolf Steiner’s teachings, au pairing with young children and finally walking the Camino for 2 months through part of France and Spain.
I have decided to join DNS for many reasons – one being that after my many adventures I have come to realise how important education is and that it plays a key role in societal change.
Another aspect that I feel is important is the journey we will do together. I think it will be a challenge but most importantly a good lesson in cooperation and an enriching cultural experience, all of which are greatly important to becoming a teacher in my opinion.
I want to be a teacher of the future and not of the past.
So here I am.
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I hope DNS will teach me the essential pedagogical skills that I will need in order to become the effective activist that I want to become, who uses education as a tool of mobilisation.
I feel it’s a key point to keep questioning what has been considered a norm. I would like to immerse myself into what we assume about learning and teaching and search for alternatives.
Theresa Link graduated from DNS in 2012. She has worked as a social educator and teacher in Denmark and Germany. Music and performance art are some of her passions.
My passion for learning makes me invest quite some time in finding out new things, new ways and new processes and, of course, my passion for learning made me become a teacher.
“Education must empower us to lead our own life, develop social connections, lift people up and bring them together. It must minimize the chances of being manipulated or becoming actors in someone else’s play.”
I see DNS Teacher Training as a lifestyle which will challenge the concept of education in the world and help people like me to transform and find the unique kind of teacher within. Either we rebel or we don’t.