Dr. Robert Schwamborn

Dr. Robert Schwamborn
Dr. Robert Schwamborn – Managing Director and Teacher Trainer

Managing Director and Teacher Trainer

Degree: PhD in Neuroscience, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland

Research: In the areas of neuroscience, computational modelling and microfluidics at the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland and University College Dublin

Experience

  • 7 years as a teacher trainer
  • 7 years of organising international conferences and facilitating training events for early-career university staff 
  • 4 years as a company director 
  • 1 year supporting educational programme pilot sites in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Hong Kong SAR and China
  • 8 years of PhD studies and scientific research, honing evaluation and analytical skills as well as the ability to convey complex information in an easy-to-understand format. 
  • 6 years as a scout group leader, applying the principles of scouting pedagogy (group work, learning by doing, gamification, fostering responsibility and tolerance)

Award

Best Education Outreach Award in 2017 (see www.educationawards.ie) for establishing an innovative science education and teacher training programme in Ireland (see https://amgenbiotechexperience.net/ie/).  The programme has reached more than 7000 students in 3 years.

Favourite topics

  • Neuroscience in education and creativity 
  • E-Learning and high-tech education 
  • Student-centric pedagogy
  • Strategic career planning 

Reviews

As an educator, I was highly impressed with the training day which was run in UCD by the project co-ordinator, Robert Schwamborn.

Ms. Yvonne Higgins, Past Chairperson of the Irish Science Teacher Association (ISTA) and 2016’s BT Educator of Excellence (ISTA Science Journal, March 2016)

“Well-prepared and factual yet humourous teacher able to find individual (and reasonable) solutions to students’ practical problems

Anonymous, Student-centric education course review

“I liked the course. The teacher explained very well the content. And even I thought I know lot about microsoft office, I learned lot of new things.

Anonymous, Microsoft for education course review

“The trainer has pedagogical skills, is understanding and responds to the needs of the learners

Anonymous, Online tools for education course
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