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Trish Ghirardello
Nov 19, 2019
In Unit 6
It was wonderful to see the passionate teachers supporting the aspirations of students. Teachers do make a difference as the slogan goes and John Hattie as it right when his research showed that teachers have the most effect on student learning. A terrific course.
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Trish Ghirardello
Nov 19, 2019
In Unit 5
This unit demonstrated the importance (for aspiring parents) of private schooling so your child builds networks with other children who aspire for a university education as well as monitoring the hot knowledge your child may be hearing in their out-of-school activities. This is a cynical response but it probably guides some people and explains their motivation. Non-familial connections may be positive to spark, solidify and inform aspirations whether they are positive or negative.
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Trish Ghirardello
Nov 19, 2019
In Unit 4
This was so informative and the content was organised coherently. Cultural, economic, racial capital have a profound effect on defining the lives of young Australians. So much of the influence is outside the school gate! The challenge is how can schools counteract these strong influencing factors.
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Trish Ghirardello
Nov 18, 2019
In Unit 3
I was most interested in the responses about TAFE - clearly times have changed and students are not aware of the value of the TAFE system. The training and education at TAFE can set students up for a rewarding lifestyle. I felt the responses demonstrated a lack of understanding of education and negative attitude towards the status of TAFE occupations. Is this a reflection on how the federal government funds "other" learning organisations and doesn't prioritise the TAFE system.
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Trish Ghirardello
Nov 18, 2019
In Unit 2
This unit was very interesting and I enjoyed completing the questions in my journal. I made links between my journey in education with the models presented. I could see how and why I made the choices I did based on my capital, field and habitus and I am so thankful to the feminist teachers in my high school who could provide a map of knowledge with hot knowledge. I wish I could go back and thank them. They had my interest at heart. Going forward in my life I can now see how I am limiting myself by stereotypes, circumscription and compromise and what I am feeling frustrated. I will reflect on this and make the necessary adaptations for a more rewarding and inspiring life.
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