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Andrew McCarthy
Head of Economics, UWCSEA Dover

Andrew joined UWCSEA in 2011 as a Digital Literacy Coach and held the post of Assistant Director of Learning Technologies from August 2014 to July 2019, when he stepped back into the classroom on Dover Campus as Head of High School Economics.

Andrew has Bachelor's degrees in Geography and Economics and postgraduate teaching qualifications from Victoria University of Wellington. He recently completed a Masters degree in Education from Monash University in Melbourne, focused on Leadership, Policy and Change.

Originally from New Zealand, Andrew has taught in both Wellington and Singapore in a variety of roles. He has been a Head of Department, Outdoor Education coordinator, and a leader of staff professional development. In recent years he has been an IB examiner for Economics, and a workshop leader in using technology to enhance learning and assessment.

Andrew teaches High School Economics and is a classroom practitioner at heart; he enjoys the outdoors, running and adventures back home in New Zealand. His wife Rachel also teaches in Singapore and they have three boys, the eldest of whom started K1 at UWCSEA in 2015.

Exploring healthy digital options

Screen time is evidently a hot topic for parents, educators and researchers alike with much conjecture and debate over appropriate levels of screen time for children of all ages. In a world where it is nearly impossible to avoid the ubiquitous screen for creating, consuming and communicating this is understandably an interesting area to explore.


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The benefits of balanced screen time

How UWCSEA's Online Learning Platform...
Holistic Learning Programme, Technology, UWCSEA concept based curriculum

Looking at where, how and when we teach these...
Professional Development, Teaching and Learning, Technology

A cross-campus day of professional development...
Professional Development, Technology

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