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Jordanhill Campus to Close, July 2012 - Teacher Training in the City Centre of Glasgow

Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by anon2297, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. I read with astonishment that the age old seat of learning about learning is closing and reopening near John Anderson campus, University of Starthclyde. What are your thoughts, opinions, memories if any of the old place? Do you think this is a good idea or not? Answers on a postcard please... or below!
     
  2. I read with astonishment that the age old seat of learning about learning is closing and reopening near John Anderson campus, University of Starthclyde. What are your thoughts, opinions, memories if any of the old place? Do you think this is a good idea or not? Answers on a postcard please... or below!
     
  3. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    Jargonhill to shut?
    Can't say I learned much there, nor did I enjoy the dreadful queues at the Clyde Tunnel - it was my placements that were useful. There were people lecturing there who hadn't been in a classroom for over 20 years.
    Hopefully times have changed.
     
  4. I think the whole point is that they aren’t in the classroom:
    they do the research and the theory that I wouldn’t want to do but
    is necessary unless you just want to go in and work through
    worksheets like a robot. And I think most of the students coming out now are better than I ever was when I qualified because of what they get up there.

    My partner did some student visits for another uni a while ago.
    She visited ten schools over a fortnight. She said she learned
    more about what was going on in her subject in those ten days than
    she learned from 4 years worth of departmental meetings, and she
    realised just how much the folk she was working with at the uni knew
    about what was going on in schools. Gave her a different
    perspective.

    The folk at Jordanhill and Glasgow in my subject seem okay.
    They run pretty good inservice. I don’t speak much to the
    tutors when they come out but the PT finds them helpful and gets some
    good ideas from them

    I taught with someone a few years ago who hated Jordanhill, called
    them all a bunch of wasters who couldn’t cut it any more.
    Then he went off to teach his Higher class and for the whole year
    used materials that Jordanhill staff had made up.

    It's a pity the building is closing, though. I didn’t
    study there but it's a nice place.







     
  5. Effinbankers

    Effinbankers Lead commenter

    I get the impression that students on leaving teaching college are becoming a super-confident breed. They speak out at every opportunity and quite often tell you how things should be done after 5 minutes in front of a class.
    Ask them to develop something - just a basic lesson and they haven't a clue. PCs and laptops are for facebook and twitter.
    May be I'm being harsh - this is just my experience of NQTs and students.
     

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