Western Sydney University - WSU reviews

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I did this course and then a Masters of Teaching (Secondary).

Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Education i.e. the process of seeking accreditation, finding employment and writing job applications.

My advice to future students is: The workload is a lot, so I would advise to study hard and leave room (a day or two) to complete assessments - there is also a fair amount of group work, so being free during the week is vital in completing tasks!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Positive aspects of the course would include that it was relevant, provided ample employment pathways upon completion, and the lecturers/tutors were amazing!

Negatives: Negative aspects would include not enough units relative to employment with the Department of Education i.e. the process of seeking accreditation, finding employment and writing job applications.

My advice to future students is: The workload is a lot, so I would advise to study hard and leave room (a day or two) to complete assessments - there is also a fair amount of group work, so being free during the week is vital in completing tasks!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Firstly, Australia is in absolute shortage for teachers, so it is easy to find a job in Sydney. Secondly, I cannot emphasis enough on the importance of quality of early years of life on ones’ development. In my course( master of teaching early childhood and primary,0-12), I learn a lot about how to best interact with young children. It is very interesting to learn how to analyse children’s play, how to engage in their play, and how to plan for their further learning and development. It is also beneficial for us as (future/current) parents. This course has a lot of practical assignments, so you will need to link the theoretical knowledge to children’s real world. Overall, it is such a fun course in which you will learn various aspect of children’s life such as literacy, game, culture, language, family and so on

Negatives: This course is designed for only students who has more than average English skills. So, international students should be aware if this. There is a high expectation from students in this course and assignment should be written professionally as they are going to be future teachers. This high expectation might disappoint many students.

My advice to future students is: Be organised, do not leave anything for last minute. Pay attention to “Flip classroom “ method which is reading the content before tutorials. In other words, alway be prepared. Do not work more than one day while studying as there are a lot to do. If you feel that you need to work and save money, do not apply to this course( International students), or you will be distressed. Always ask if you are not sure about something.

Completing in 2020

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Positives- Most units offer insightful content and knowledge for becoming a professional teacher.

Negatives- the course now requires the successfully passing the national literacy and numeracy exam before the second practicum at the END of the degree which means some students who do not pass by this exam have wasted all that study as they become no longer qualified.

Completed in 2017

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The course material is good and the lecturers are good

The only negative is that for curriculum units I thing we need more practical material related to our teaching areas

My advice to future students is: Seek more advice from old teachers in their teaching areas

Completed in 2018

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Positive: Highly structured curriculums and qualified tutors and lecturers. Content is relevant and appropriately challenging. Negative: very unorganised with timetabling

My advice to future students is: Get things done earlier

Completed in 2018

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Positive: lots of professional practice and inclusive educational tips

Negative: some Secondary Curriculum units overlap with each other

My advice to future students is: Enjoy what you learn while you’re at uni and focus on assignments when you’re at home

Completed in 2018

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Positive: meet many like minded individuals through this course.

Negative: the staff are not very friendly and the course is not well managed/implemented

My advice to future students is: Start assignments asap and get ready to figure out everything yourself!

Completed in 2018

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Positives: Relevant to future career, opportunities for practical experiences, meeting like minded people, supportive and inspiring teachers.

Negatives: can be stressful due to demanding deadlines.

My advice to future students is: Be brave, work hard, follow your instincts and enjoy your studies.

Completed in 2017

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Positive:
- excellent resources provided
- lectures and tutorials are very helpful

Negative:
- communication about key changes are sometimes not passed on

My advice to future students is: Know what you want to achieve from the degree and ensure you take the correct steps to get there

Completing in 2019

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