Dr. Sharimila Ambrose is currently an Assistant Professor (Special & Inclusive Education) at the University of Nottingham Malaysia (UNM). She was a faculty member at the State University of New York at Plattsburgh for 5 years prior to relocating to Malaysia. Sharimila, is a trained Speech-Language Pathologist, CCC-SLP, with 25 years of clinical practice and teaching experience in various educational settings in the United States of America, New Zealand, Malaysia, and United Kingdom.
She is devoted to supporting individuals with special needs and their families. She has provided child- and family-centered interventions and has worked with teachers and academic specialists to maximize children's communication, language and learning skills in diverse settings. Her research areas include examining language and learning development and difficulties that impact individuals from multicultural/multilingual and diverse backgrounds. She is actively finding ways to foster student participation, inclusivity and cultural responsivity in classrooms and educational settings using pedagogy-based teaching and learning frameworks (e.g. ICF, UDL, etc.).
Sharimila has presented several research- and academic-based talks and community talks on various platforms in Malaysia and internationally and has held leadership positions in professional bodies. https://www.nottingham.edu.my/Education/People/sharimila.ambrose
Diversity and inclusion in schools across Asia – and within individual countries across Asia - varies significantly due to the region’s differing cultural, social, and economic contexts. It is therefore essential for schools to adopt a contextually responsive approach to ensure they meet the needs of their learners, staff, and the wider school community.
Thursday 05 October 11:30 - 12:00 K12 Stream
Discover how to create culturally responsive, inclusive teaching and learning practices using Universal Design for Learning principles.
Wednesday 12 October 10:00 - 10:30 Plenary
Discover how to create culturally responsive, inclusive teaching and learning practices using Universal Design for Learning principles.Plenary Asia/Shanghai