Patience Fielding, PhD.,

Senior Technical Advisor – Education

Dr. Patience Fielding is a Senior Educationist with over 20 years’ experience supporting teaching, learning, curriculum design, teacher training, and human capacity development in the United States, South East Asia, South America, Eastern Europe, and Africa. She holds a Ph.D. in Education with a focus on International Development from the University of California at Berkeley, a Masters in Educational Technology from San Jose State University California, and a Bachelors in English and French from the University of Yaoundé, Cameroon.

Dr. Fielding also holds Teaching Certifications in Instructional Technology, Adult Education, English, and French from the State of California, a teaching Certificate of French to Speakers of Other Languages from the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CLA), L’Université de Franche-Comté, Besançon, France, one of the world’s leading schools for teaching French as a foreign language and French linguistics.

As an Educationist, she has collaborated with education policy makers, global donors, practitioners, program implementers, ministries of education, schools, teachers and community organizations to improve policy, design, implementation and evaluation of education programs that increase equitable access to quality learning opportunities in urban and rural regions. Using her thorough knowledge of instructional design theory, research, and practice, she has taken a full range of learning, development, and customized training activities for instructor-led, web-based training and learning programs, including designing and developing instructional plans, delivering training, and evaluating program for effectiveness. She has also advised on appropriate approaches to improve the impact, scale, and sustainability of education programs in rural and urban settings.