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Never in her wildest dreams did Megan Elder imagine that she
would travel to New Delhi in India to undertake teaching rounds
for her Deakin Secondary Teaching degree.
She jumped at the opportunity to go to the Delhi Public School,
one of the top private schools in India with about 5000 students
Megan commended the Deakin teaching course because it was so
practically based. Students are required to prepare lesson plans for
use in the classroom on teaching rounds and also plan a semester
Megan Elder Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary)/Bachelor of Arts, 2007
When Jarrod Maine stood in front of his
first class as a qualified teacher he was
surprised by his own confidence.
He attributes his ease to the excellent
course structure of Deakin’s Bachelor of
Teaching (Primary and Secondary) and
the emphasis on hands-on experience
through teaching rounds.
In just two years, Jarrod undertook six
teaching rounds of three weeks each.
He became increasingly comfortable
dealing with students ranging from
Prep to senior level, and confident
about his application of the curriculum. He also gained valuable insight
into the various methods used by his supervising teachers.
Jarrod Maine, Bachelor of Teaching (Primary and Secondary), 2006
I found the teachers at Deakin … ‘great because they
focused on the practical application of learning. They had
all worked in the field for years and added great pearls of
wisdom in class which brought teaching to life for us.’
The Study Abroad Program … ‘was definitely the best thing
I have ever done in terms of life experience. I spent my third
year in London studying at a university whose course was
mutually recognised by Deakin. I would highly recommend
the program to others. You really grow as a person and
I now have friends for life from all over’.
Sheridan McShane, Graduated Bachelor of Teaching (Primary)/ Bachelor of Arts, 2004