What led you to OISE?
I believe OISE, as one of the world’s best schools of education, is a great place for me to acquire professional knowledge as well as to build up connections and relationships with professionals and fellows who share similar interests with me. I hope my studies here could equip me as a better educator, and that’s why I am here.
What are you most looking forward to in this program?
I am most looking forward to the courses related to special education. I got chances to have close contact with students with various special needs before, for instance, autism and learning disabilities. I realize they actually have no difference from normal kids apart from having some sort of difficulties like socializing difficulties, or in need of a longer time or special ways to acquire knowledge respectively. I hope I could have a more in-depth understanding of the difficulties they face, and could help them to cater their needs, as well as integrate into our society.
Where do you see yourself after you complete your degree?
I hope I could apply my professional knowledge to the field by being an educator, focusing on young children with special needs perhaps. As a performing arts lover, I am also interested in digging into art therapy after the degree, as I believe art is a great channel for kids with learning disabilities or mental health problems (adults too I believe) to express themselves.