Dr. Romina de Jong
Chair of the Division of General Education
Dr. Romina de Jong holds a B.A. in Social Work, a M.A. in Philosophy of Education, and a Ph.D. in Educational Studies (Leiden University, NL). As a Ph.D. researcher she was an exchange scholar at the Stanford University School of Education in 2009. From 2012-2022 she worked in SE Asia in the field of education with a focus on curriculum design and M&E of education programs. She currently pursues a M.Sc. in Climate psychology and behaviour at the University of Applied Sciences in Amsterdam (NL).
She has worked as a cognitive behavioral trainer with convicts with substance use disorders and as a social worker with people with Asperger Syndrome. Her academic research and publications were focused on pre-service teacher education and the teacher-student relationship. In South-East Asia, her work was focused on educational research and management, training, and development of curricula and programs to improve the fit between fresh graduates and the labor market demands. At Parami University, Dr. Romina de Jong serves as a Chair of the Division of General Education. She is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and quality of the Parami programs and planning and improvement of programs through cooperation with faculty.
“As an advocate of education for sustainable development, with its aim “to empower learners with knowledge, skills, values, and attitudes to make informed decisions and take responsible actions for environmental integrity, economic viability, and a just society.” (UNESCO definition), I believe LAS goals are comparable. LAS education provides Myanmar youths the opportunity to develop the kinds of skills, knowledge, and competencies to become life-long learners and empowered, responsible leaders.”