Studying has helped me develop critical and problem solving skills, as well as the theoretical knowledge in teaching theories.
Master of Teaching (Primary)
When I first started thinking about a career in education I was studying my undergraduate degree at the University of Tasmania- a Bachelor of Arts. I intended to further develop my study and I believe that teaching means to share my knowledge and experience with young students and motivate them to learn.
I've been living in Tasmania for seven and a half years, and the University of Tasmania is very well known here, so my choice to study here was a natural one.
Studying has helped me develop critical and problem solving skills, as well as the theoretical knowledge in teaching theories. I am currently working part time at the Catholic primary School Our Lady of Mercy in Deloraine and I am also a casual at Cotton On Clothing Group. My work at the school involves teaching primary students (from Prep to grade 6) Japanese basic language and culture. Last year, I also took part in a learning extension for grade 3 and 4/5 groups in Maths. For this year, I plan to teach at Our Lady of Mercy, at the same time, looking for relief works at different schools and hopefully get a full time position in a secondary school. In the next few years, I would also like to move to either Japan or Korea or Singapore to develop my cultural and language knowledge in those countries.
Through studying at the University of Tasmania, I have learnt how to be independent and responsible for my own learning. I have met many wonderful friends and had an extremely pleasant social life during my university life.
My advice to future students would be to make the most out of university life because when you have finished your study, life will be different.