Portfolio of Bishoy Masseh

Competency 1
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To act as a professional inheritor, critic and interpreter of knowledge or culture when teaching students.


• Situates the discipline's basic benchmarks and points of understanding (concepts, postulates and methods) in order to facilitate significant, in-depth learning by students.
• Adopts a critical approach to the subject matter.
• Establishes links between the secondary culture set out in the program and the secondary culture of the students.
• Transforms the classroom into a cultural base open to a range of different viewpoints within a common space.
• Casts a critical look at his or her own origins, cultural practices and social role.

LEVEL OF MASTERY By the end of his or her initial training, the student teacher should be able to:
• Understand the subject-specific and program specific knowledge to be taught, so as to be able to promote the creation of meaningful links by the students;
• Exhibit a critical understanding of his or her cultural development and be aware of its potential and limitations;
• Exhibit a critical understanding of the knowledge to be taught, so as to promote the creation of meaningful links by the students;
• Establish links with the students' culture in the proposed learning activities.

How have I developed this competency during this course or professional seminar/field experience?

I feel that I am lucky to have developed in this competency intellectually. My teaching career includes 5 years in Egypt, 7 years in United Arab Emirates and 5 years in Canada. During my teaching venture in Dubai I was exposed to cultures from across the world as it is a cosmopolitan country and people from around the world come to work. One of best days of the year is the United Arab Emirate is National Day on December 2nd when they celebrate uniting 7 cities into one country. In the schools we celebrate by having all the teachers and students come in their traditional dress and bring a traditional meal to share.

Additionally, I love traveling, learning about different cultures and experiencing the country I visit the way the locals do. Besides living in Egypt, U.A.E and Canada, I have visited Germany, France, London, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Austria, Italy.

What is my current level of mastery? (choose one)*


*Use the features of the competency (listed above) and the professional competency rubric.

Nam: Bishoy Abdel Masseh
ID: 260592354
Date: April 10, 2017
PS/FE level (circle one) 1 2 3 4

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