ABOUT DR PATRICIA BENSTEIN
I see myself as a creative educator who believes that learning happens when students are fully engaged and 'in the flow'. The learning process still fascinates me and I think I will never cease to be curious about people and life.
Dr Patricia Benstein has been an Honorary Research Fellow in the School of Humanities at The University of Western Australia. Patricia studied English, French, and German literature at Melbourne University. She then obtained a Diploma of Education and became a qualified secondary teacher of languages and a NAATI accredited interpreter and translator. She also studied French and Russian at the Sorbonne University. She obtained her first PhD in Education from the University of Sydney. After many years of lecturing at universities in Australia and Germany, she was awarded a second PhD (mention très honorable) in spiritual anthropology from the University of Aix-en-Provence. Her research areas include the multidimensional nature of human beings and optimal educational conditions for the expression of human potential.
Integration of the Self and Awareness (ISA)
Multidimensional nature of human beings
'Flow' in teaching and learning
Creativity in the classroom