Agnes Orzechowski

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Agnes Orzechowski


As Professor, Agnes Orzechowski currently teaches a specialized stream course for prospective hospitality students, a course she developed in 2014. Consulting with faculty in hospitality, Agnes is keenly aware of the occupation-specific language and transferable skills required for successful employment in this sector.  Agnes holds a joint Master of Education in International Education and Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Education Degree from Trent University and a Bachelor of Science from Simon Fraser University. Internationally, Agnes worked in Japan for three years as an English language teacher and in Namibia for approximately one year as the coordinator of an intercontinental student partnership.  She also spent two years as the ESL team project lead for one of George Brown’s international partnerships with the Guilin Institute of Tourism in Guilin, China.  Agnes served for 2 years (2013 & 2014) as a United Way Ambassador for George Brown College.  

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Conference Presentation

  • Romero, L., Orzechowski, A. & Rahatka, O. (2013). Problem-Based Learning to Engage Students in the Online Environment. In T. Bastiaens & G. Marks (Eds.), Proceedings of E-Learn 2013--World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, and Higher Education (pp. 1349-1354). Las Vegas, NV, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). 


  • Romero, L., Orzechowski, A. & Rahatka, O. (2013).  Teaching Problem-Solving and Critical-Thinking Skills Online Using Problem-Based Learning.  Educational Technology. Vol. 54, No. 1 (January-February 2014), pp. 20-25 (6 pages).