Two years ago I went back to school, to study teaching. Now I’m going back to school again… as a teacher. There has been many changes in secondary education curriculum in Sweden. To know something is quite different to teaching it, but i feel comfortable with both. Still hungry to learn more, but it finding my confidence growing as I explain the same principles again and again testing analogies and metaphors till I can make the concepts understandable.
Some things will be new. The increased responsibility of planning an education as opposed to a project or a book. Finding the right level and pace to challenge upper secondary schools students will also be new. Knowing what they learn at university is a help, and getting some great positive feedback from my university students has boosted my confidence.
Another exciting challenge is to see if I can help form a network of media educators here in Sweden… but I’ll save that for my next post 🙂