Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

Seem to have often taken the one less travelled. But if I keep taking the one less travelled, sooner or later I'm going to end up in Timbuktu.

So I'm taking a module on psychology in education, and against my expectations (a large part of it seems to revolve around administering psychometric tests and interpreting the data) I find myself oddly intrigued by the job.

Teaching at the primary level would probably be advantageous in gaining experience with instances of early learning difficulty, and I don't particularly mind it now (at upper primary level, anyway) after my school attachment. On the other hand, if I want to stay long-term in the teaching line, my preference would still be the secondary level.

My scholarship officer suggested that since it was possible to do educational psychology even with secondary teaching experience (and it is easier to switch from teaching secondary to primary than vice versa), I should just pick whichever level I prefer teaching at. I've asked and I need to make a firm decision (they learn different things at NIE) by mid-May.

How now? Primary or secondary? Primary or secondary?

...two roads diverged in a wood, and I-

4 comments:

jm. said...

.. merged them with a large plow.

lost said...

so you're advocating going into secondary teaching, then maybe opting to pursue educational psychology at a later stage? =P

yeah i think that's the path i'm leaning towards right now... oh well, plenty of time to decide by.

jm. said...

i'd be lying if i said that was exactly what i had in mind.. i was thinking of something a lot more literal heh. but i guess the option you highlighted when you interpreted what i said seems the most beneficial.

lost said...

yeah i kinda figure that out. i couldn't find a large enough plow, though, so i figured the alternative worked better.