Iffat Khatoon was awarded a University Medal of Excellence for her outstanding academic achievement.
"I worked as a teacher in Pakistan for five years before moving to Australia with my family.
I decided to complete the Master of Teaching because I needed to better understand the theories behind learning and teaching in this country.
VU also has a good reputation in the field of education and I liked the accessible, multicultural environment. The practical component of my course prepared me for the classroom where I spent 65 days observing and teaching at secondary schools.
I’ve successfully applied different teaching strategies in my role as a Grade 6 teacher. I’ve become a more conscious teacher and am in a better position to help students realise their potential.
I want to continue my research at VU into how teachers can encourage and develop students’ creativity in the classroom."