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Ellen Ofahengaue
Oct 15, 2019
In Unit 6
After completing this course, it made me realise lots of things that one may take for granted. I will now read up more on research that has been covered in these units and apply it to working with my current students and even my own children. As educators, we could be doing so much more. As parents, we could be doing so much more, the stronger the bond is with Home, School and the Community the more successful the student becomes. All NSW Teachers need to complete this course, and keep up to date with current research and statistical information.
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Ellen Ofahengaue
Oct 12, 2019
In Unit 5
There is more information now available for students in regards to post school options than ever before, when I was at School we didnt have the internet, tere was limited printed materials available, but it is interesting that there are also other contributing factors that would influence a students pathway. I am now wanting to have a look at what my new school offers to students in information and their links not only with the local community but exposing them to connections nationally and globally.
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Ellen Ofahengaue
Oct 12, 2019
In Unit 4
I was the first in my family to attend University. It was difficult for me to move away from home and travel long distances. I missed my family so much, but I kept the big picture in mind and just had to ask myself often, why am I doing this and where do I want to be career wise in so many years.
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Ellen Ofahengaue
Oct 10, 2019
In Unit 3
I am a Hospitality Teacher, interesting reading what students perceptions about VET and University. When I was in High School over 30 years ago. It was Tafe or University if you wanted to go on with tertiary studies and you stayed in course until you finished it then went for the job. I am amazed at the different pathways students today now have, there is so many options and so much choice and you can chop and change often.
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Ellen Ofahengaue
Oct 08, 2019
In Unit 2
An interesting unit, it took me back to High School days. I was the first in my family to go to University to study to become a teacher. I wanted to be a Textiles / Fashion Designer as I loved Textiles, it was difficult to get into any course. I had an amazing Textiles Teacher who encouraged me to go towards Teaching, but from a very young age I wanted to follow in my mothers footsteps. My Mother was a Teacher ( Teachers College ). My father an engineer ( College ). I was an average Bilingual student growing up in the Western Suburbs of Sydney. University was not promoted back in the 80's, like it is now, but my parents encouraged it a lot for my brother and I to try harder ,for job security, a great future. This unit made me think of my aspirations and expectations as a High School student and what would be the expectations and aspirations of the students I teach today. I have always believed that struggle whatever it may be will encourage you to try harder and you can do well if you are determined and really want to go there. A positive role model in your life to keep you going and give you direction is key. A parent, grandparent, carer, teacher, coach, a special person that helps to inspire and empower you to continue learning and experience different things. I like how there are links to research papers so you can read what has been done and there is evidence to support. I like the idea points where you have to reflect on your pathway and then think about working with your current students.
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