The University of Newcastle, Australia

It takes a lot of courage to pack your life up and make the leap of moving to another country, but that’s just what Lisanne has done.

After studying a Bachelor of Mathematics Teaching in her home country of The Netherlands, Lisanne made the decision to come to Australia and continue her studies with a Master of Leadership and Management in Education at the University of Newcastle.

Having worked as a teacher in The Netherlands, and with a passion for maths, Lisanne saw the need to further develop her skills and understand new teaching methods to guide education curriculum back home.

“Currently the Dutch mathematical program is very much focused on working out problems. I think mathematics should be more creative and more focused on enabling creative thinking,” said Lisanne.

The flexibility of the program and the vast career possibilities it could open up were the driving force behind Lisanne’s decision.

“I really liked the program of this master as it gives you lots of options to choose subjects that you are really interested in. For instance, I’m currently studying statistics-based subjects within education which I’m enjoying.

“The program was the right choice for me as I want to pursue a career behind the scenes in education, such as a principal or working in government,” added Lisanne.

For Lisanne, the Master of Leadership and Management in Education has allowed her to advance her knowledge of teaching and education strategy, while also developing the strong leadership skills that she will need to take on more senior roles.

“The program is really helping me as it is enables me to look at how to organise an educational organisation, how to make changes, and how to lead those changes,” concluded Lisanne.

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Lisanne Burgers

Lisanne Burgers

Lisanne is a current student at the University of Newcastle studying the Master of Leadership and Management in Education program.

The program is really helping me as it is enables me to look at how to organise an educational organisation, how to make changes, and how to lead those changes.