Professional profile

Pamela Rubina Elizabeth Barnett
Consulting Educational and Communications Expert
Trends in Education

Learning changes the brain

"Pensar es servir"


Every mind is creative

I'm an educator with wide-ranging interests and credentials. My education praxis values, engages and empowers learners, encouraging collaboration, and emphasizing personal and social relevance.


Professor, Liberal Arts and Sciences, Toronto, Canada

Ph.D. University of Toronto

M.A. University of Toronto

B.A. University of Toronto

B.Ed. University of Toronto

Ontario Teacher Certification


Expertise, Interests and Conference Presentation Topics Include

Latin America and the CaribbeanCritical Pedagogy
Indigenous History, Worldviews and Cultures, Ancient to ModernDecolonizing the Curriculum
Literature and Politics
Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century
Literary Criticism
Connecting Curricula to Students’ Lives
Literary Theory
Critical and Creative Thinking
Creative Writing
Collaborative Learning
Professional and Academic Writing
Online Learning
Neuroplasticity
Blended Learning/Flipped Classrooms
Learning and the Brain
Technology and Learning
Learner-Driven Education
Curriculum Design and Development


Publications Include


"Re-imagining the Nation: Reflecting on Martí and Fanon." Identidades americanas: más allá de las fronteras nacionales. Ensayos en homenaje a Keith Ellis (P.U.I. University Press of the South, 2012). http://www.unprsouth.com/identidades%20americanas.htm

English Translation of Luis Toledo Sande's Basket of Flames: A Biography of José Martí (La Habana: Editorial José Martí, 2002)

"Managing Diversity: Low-status Children in a Multicultural Classroom.” Multiculturalism (F.E.U.T.) 15 (1993) 1: 26-35.

"Pablo Neruda ¿moralismo profético o práxis poética?” Plural 156 (Mexico 1984): 45-49.

"Enrico Mario Santi, Pablo Neruda: The Poetics of Prophesy." Revista de estudios hispánicos X (Puerto Rico1983): 154-62.


Online Projects Include

Prezi slide presentations: mind maps on numerous topics on neuroplasticity, and learning and the brain

Curating trends and issues in education: topics include critical thinking, decolonizing the curriculum, sparking and enabling creativity, learner-driven education, blended and online learning, leadership, and critical pedagogy

Writings on Academia.edu: publications on a variety of topics

Critical Pedagogy - a Pinterest project: critical pedagogy and praxis that value, engage and empower learners, change education paradigms, encourage collaboration and emphasize personal and social relevance

Word and Mind - creative writing, critiques, and reflections


iPamba Blog because life happens

Ask Pamba Blog on education

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