Monica Gomez

Things have been very busy here for the past few years. I have been working as Professor and Coordinator of the M.Ed. program at the Institute of Educational Development, BRAC University since December 2011. In developing this innovative MEd Program, the Center for International Education (CIE) has been my valuable guide. During the five years of my doctoral program at CIE, the rich experiences and deep insights that I had in understanding what education is all about and how to enable learning to happen have made my work here an amazing journey of discovery. 


We tried to develop the MEd as a unique program of active and experiential adult learning, and in this endeavor we involved some wonderful faculty members, national and international, four of whom are CIE graduates – Mainus Sultan, Professor Cristine Smith, Vachel Miller and myself. There is also a team of young lecturers here who are teaching with the experienced faculty, gaining skills in facilitating adult learning, learning diverse ways of teaching- learning and assessments, and becoming co- learners and team players.


For the last 5 or 6 years, I have also been living in Toronto, Canada for several months each year (as I am a Permanent Resident of Canada) while continuing to teach the MEd courses and guide the faculty.  


From December 2015, with the expiration of my agreement with BRACU, I have decided to live more permanently in Canada for the next 3 or 4 years to complete my residency requirement for Canadian citizenship. So, now I am looking for some worthwhile job opportunities in Canada to use my experiences and capabilities. [10-15]


In February 2020 I ran into Anita Anastacio who was here working with BRAC Institute of Educational Development to initiate a LEGO Foundation project on play-based learning.




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