16/03/2021

Categories: Education and Teacher Training, Postgraduate

Why Your Experience Matters

Teaching at any level requires you to build a positive working relationship with those in your care. Your background, experiences and life lessons shape how you teach and help you reach those who need the most support. Discover why your experience matters when you want to get into teaching.

You can always rely on your experience as a teacher

Our experiences shape who we are and how we respond in different situations. When it comes to education and teaching, your education experience may be one of the reasons you are entering the profession. You may wish to emulate a great teacher from your past or avoid the mistakes made by a teacher's negative influence.

You can fall back on your own educational journey to support your decision making in different situations. Whether it is a disruptive child needing more support and understanding or pre-exam nerves that require calming and reassurance, your experience counts. You can draw on various techniques and scenarios from your past and combine this with the knowledge gained through your degree to know what may and may not work in each situation.

You can gain new life experiences that can support your work in the classroom by studying Education and Teacher Training courses at the University of Bolton. If you want to discover more about our university in Greater Manchester, please call our friendly and experienced team today at +44 (0) 1204 900 600 or email us at enquiries@bolton.ac.uk.

You can gain teaching experience in many different ways

There are many different ways that you can gain the experience you need. The best learning and teaching courses encourage placements and voluntary work in schools and other educational settings. This enables you to become accustomed to different learning environments and become familiar with the dynamics of working with children.

However, not all the experiences you will draw on in your studies or your career will come from school. Dealing with difficult situations, needing to find solutions to complex arguments, interacting with people from different cultures and backgrounds are things you do in your everyday life. Listening and learning from the experiences of others also helps to shape your approach to teaching and learning. This is one reason why it is important to choose education and learning courses taught by professionals who can share their learnings and those of the children they have worked with.

Getting Started in Teaching with the University of Bolton

Life experiences can help you, but real-life teaching experience is a must, and this is what you can get by taking one of the education and teaching courses we have at the University of Bolton. Whether you are looking at a Bachelor of Education for secondary education and mathematics or want a general degree in education and teaching, we have a degree course for you. Our lecturers and teaching staff are experts in their areas and create supportive and positive learning environments for all their students. We focus on each student's needs, ensuring that you all get to enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe.

To find out more, get in touch today. For queries and questions about student life, funding, finance, wellbeing, accommodation or disability services, our award-winning Student Services Team are here to help.

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