About ➯ HISTORY OF WUWE
My name is Robert (robito) Chatwin and I have almost 20 years experience teaching in primary, secondary and higher education institutions around the world.
I trained in Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Psychology at university in Oxford, and later obtained a unique, dual Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) from both the UK and Austria through a special training programme awarded at the Houses of Parliament in the UK.
Over the years, I have delivered training workshops in many countries, including Austria, Germany, Italy, Czech Republic, Croatia and Bulgaria, and I have worked directly with the Ministry of Education in Russia and Kazakhstan.
From Then to Now
As my 20-year career teaching languages evolved, I developed an interest in teaching English for Academic Purposes (EAP) because of my passion for teaching the ability to critically evaluate all sides of an argument and follow facts and evidence, rather than assumptions and preconceived ideas, in order to form a position.
This led me to first start teaching, what I call, The Art of Critical Thinking, or the ability to base opinions on objectivity and open-minded examination – neither accepting nor rejecting a given hypothesis until all the evidence has been properly evaluated.
At the same time, I have also spent the last 20+ years travelling the world on a spiritual journey, or a quest for meaning – who are we, why are we here, what is consciousness, and what is happiness?
All this has led me to develop my own subject: Personal and Global Wellness Training: “the study of how to achieve, maintain and optimise health and well-being, in order to reach our full potential on a personal and global scale”
Today, I work every summer as a Tutor of EAP one of the most prestigious universities in the UK, teaching critical thinking skills to help international students prepare for study in the UK.
The rest of the year I study, practise and teach Personal and Global Wellness Training, and present the latest findings here.