Lana

“My favourite thing is observing students collaborating and problem solving with their peers, gaining confidence when they work together to accomplishing tasks they didn’t think they were capable of.”

— Lana Jeffs


Q: Name of the program you are enrolled in at UniSC

Master of Teaching (Secondary)

Q: Name of the town you went to primary school?

Morayfield, Qld


Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in Primary school Years 4 – 6?

My favourite things about school were music, sport and art. I loved being in nature, camping, exploring creeks and bushland, swimming in the ocean and horse riding. My family didn’t have a computer as they were only a relatively new product and there was no such thing as the internet. The first computer game I got to play was called Pong.

Q: Name of the town you went to high school?

Caboolture, Qld

Q: Which were your favourite subjects in high school?

English, Health and PE, The Arts

Q: How would you describe yourself when you were in High school?

High school was not a good experience for me. I didn’t enjoy school except for music and health and PE. I loved computer games which became more popular at this time with the release of the first Nintendo games console. I enrolled in tertiary studies as a mature aged student after I realised my love for learning, especially in relation to the environment and all things Science and Psychology. I still love being outdoors and play music in bands.

Why did you want to become a MIE Lab presenter?

To share my passion for STEM with others and help children realise their potential within these disciplines.

What do you like about being a MIE Lab presenter?

The opportunity to engage with teachers and students. I love seeing the students develop knowledge and skills and having the opportunity to be a part of their learning journey. My favourite thing is observing students collaborating and problem solving with their peers, gaining confidence when they work together to accomplishing tasks they didn’t think they were capable of.


If you could offer students in primary school and high school one piece of advice, what would it be?

All mistakes are opportunities to learn and it’s never to late to try something new.

“All mistakes are opportunities to learn and it’s never to late to try something new.”

Lana Jeffs