Oswald Mason - Head of ICC Science

Mr Oswald Mason graduated from Queens University of Belfast with a PhD in Veterinary Microbiology and a BSc in Food Microbiology. He has over 15 years’ experience teaching in Asia. Oswald started his working career working as a research scientist developing novel veterinary pharmaceutical products. After this he was the technical manager in a food testing company where he oversaw the day to day running of a laboratory.
Oswald started off his teaching career as an ESL teacher in South Korea before moving to Nepal and eventually China, it was then that he obtained his teaching qualification from the University of Sunderland. He has been teaching Science/Biology for 8 years both in China and Malaysia. Oswald’s teaching philosophy in his own words is ‘I like to create an environment in the classroom that allows for supervised exploration as I believe this to be the most effective way for students to learn in science. I try to create real life situations and always make science realistic for the students to help them understand difficult concepts. I encourage learning by creating a relaxed atmosphere where the students feel free to ask questions and have discussions. I treat subject matter as interconnected, emphasising that everything students are learning fits together into a holistic understanding of the world, from which they develop their personal worldview’. Outside of work Oswald likes traveling to new places, reading and cooking.