Ms Thirza Damons

Thirza Damons TOGI

Ms Thirza Damons

Lecturer: B Ed IP, Teaching Practice and PGCE, Professional Studies.

Biography

H Ed (Dower College), B Ed Honours (Nelson Mandela University), M Ed cum laude (Nelson Mandela University).

Ms Damons has 15 years of teaching and lecturing experience, having worked in Higher Education and Corporate Organizations. She has researched crucial and relevant topics in education, her research, ‘An analysis of teachers’ skills in the identification of learners with behavioral and emotional problems’ contributed to the enhancement of education in South Africa. She was the Academic Development Coordinator of a private higher education institution and during this time focused on supporting lectures in lesson designs and best teaching practices.  Having worked as Vice-Principal of Student Services (IIE Varsity College) she designed programs for developing learners as leaders based on the principle of  Values-Based leadership.

Ms Damons has obtained several educational awards for best module leader over the past 5 years (ADVTECH) and has been acknowledged as a champion in the Module Teaching and Learning for the Intermediate Phase grades.

Her work experience includes having worked in an NPO presenting and designing soft skills programs to equip students entering the workplace with the essential skills required to be successful in the workplace (Work Integrated Learning WIL).