Since my previous statement I have finally been able to complete one of my two prescribed Teaching Practicums. This was an interesting experience not least because I had the opportunity to flex my teaching muscle in front of several classes of unwitting (actual) high school students, but all the theory covered during countless lectures and tutorials was finally tested.
Despite the predictions regarding the uptake of digital devices by the younger generation, outlined in the NMC Horizon Report, I was met with something quite different. Located in the North Western outskirts of Sydney, amongst both rural farming land and the suburban sprawl, I found a majority of the students at my prac school either not interested, or lacking in digital technology. Despite some encouragement on my part, I found that very few of the students were really interested in engaging in online learning. ... Read More