Tom Oliphant

DATTA SA

South Australian Design and Technology, and Digital Technologies teacher currently in the Independent School Sector after spending time in the Gov Sector. Currently Assistant Head of Digital Technologies at Pembroke and Coordinator of Robotics as well as teaching in the fields of D&T and Advanced Technologies from Years 7-12.

I am a passionate, innovative, and experienced educator who has a specialisation in robotics, programming, and advanced technologies. I am interested in the role of design and problem-based learning in promoting student interest and achievement. Graduating with a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a Master of Education, I take pride in exposing students to new and emerging technologies and future pathways. I use my background to develop engaging learning programs that stretch learners into developing the skills and independence required to thrive in a technological future.

Goals: Continue to highlight the importance of a technologically focussed curriculum in preparing students for future pathways. Continue to create awareness around the needs for experienced Design and Digital Technology Teachers and support pre-service teachers in identifying and developing the necessary skills to thrive.