Positives: gives a wide range of employment opportunities
Negatives: some classes do not entertain me- i find it hard to learn stuff i'm not interested in
My advice to future students is: start assignments when you get them
Positives: - good amounts of practical experience
- build strong connections with other teachers
Negatives: - a few seemingly irrelevant courses
- very biased subjects
My advice to future students is: Give it your best shot because it’s worth it!
Positives: Very fun and you meet lots of people
Negatives: Can be difficult to link some things to real life
My advice to future students is: This is a very interesting course that covers a wide range of study not just everything to do with teaching
Positives: Learning how to become an educator, learning strategies in order to teach effective classrooms and also making like-minded friends
Negatives: I sometimes find content is a bit irrelavant
My advice to future students is: Immerse yourself in the course
Positives: It’s a practical course, where you get not only learn the content needs to teach but the skills to teach in your area of study
Negatives: We need more practice with lesson plans and lesson management as well as unit plans
My advice to future students is: Just get in and have a go and you’ll do fine
I found Uni.. My experience with UON was positive. I felt I studied a broad range of subjects and was suitably equiped by the university to do well in these. The ICT facilities supported a work/study life (open 24/7) and I was offered a within weeks of graduating.
Positives: The course had some excellent practical courses that provided real life scenarios for teaching. Eg - going to gymnastics centres to learn how to best teach a gym lesson, and doing sporting subjects in a practical way. The Uni has a range of sports facilities that are available to both the public and students which we were able to utilise for lessons (swimming pool, gym, courts, ovals, nets etc).
Negatives: There were lecturers and tutors who clearly should have retired a long time ago. This made motivation in some subjects hard. I don't think age is any issue for teaching PDHPE degree's however some staff reflected a lower level of industry understanding and support for students that typically tended to be in the older age bracket.
My advice to future students is: This course does everything it needs to do - gets you qualified and mostly equips you well to do the job. There may be some frustrations with uni staff, but overall there are solid facilities and opportunities for further study (research honours etc). Having graduated I have never heard negatives about graduates from this particular university so is a good choice for someone wanted to be a High School PDHPE teacher.
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