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Discussion in 'Personal' started by delmamerchant, Oct 14, 2017.
Orlrider, the Jeremy Bulger.stuff must have been harrowing. But you chose to do that course.
Is nobody going to try to cheer the OP up? you're a load of old miserablists.
Me too! What has become of our society? Too wrapped up in cotton wool.
This should cheer you up -
Well, really I chose to do a masters in psychology. Of the optional modules, I chose forensic psychology because I felt it was more appropriate for my desired career direction than the others available. Of those 12 lectures, only two - the youth offenders and the forensic profiling ones - used harrowing details of specific crimes as case studies. The trigger warnings meant that I didn't have to can an entire module for the sake of a small fraction of the subject matter covered and meant I all the other interesting stuff on the psychology of reparative justice etc was still available to me. I'm never going to be a forensic psychologist, but some of the other info covered was very pertinent to what I want to do.
I imagine it's similar in other courses. Students have no control over what is covered in each module, but that doesn't mean that people can't be a bit sensitive to the fact that some bits are more harrowing than others. And besides, no one is talking about skipping them or leaving them out, just giving people a heads up that a particular topic is coming up.
Too busy competing for the title of head TES grump and forgetting it's the weekend and we are all still alive! *apologies to anyone in advance whose had a recent bereavement as I may sound flippant... But I'm not.
Just remember Del that negativity is contagious and in our profession we really can't let it get hold. Besides there's always someone worse off.
This is for you... It's a good tack tick for self preservation.
Smile though your... etc.
I'm offended by jazz hands. I request we have completely silent lectures, lessons and assemblies Less trauma
You are so affected by accounts of violence and yet you study forensic psychology???
Does not compute!
I think that's what everyone does.
In my last school it was 'last level given +1 sub level.
No one used the data (no one knew what it meant) so no harm done and teachers could then get back to .... well....... teaching.
I didn't realise I was doing something so controversial when I had to teach RE (option subject -so people 'knew' what they were getting). This covered topics of suicide, euthanasia (and thus progressive illnesses) divorce and torture. Of course I 'signposted'** potential sensitivities (and allowed opt out if necessary)
** it wasn't called that back then. It was just being aware of people's possible experiences.
This just goes to illustrate how useless data can be.
Data for data's sake is worth nothing, as opposed to the relevant and useful data which most teachers cover during the normal course of their teaching.
Precisely... I never use it! I have my own stuff I use to track the rotters but the data the school wants is not it.
#orkrider2 - do you recognise that you've fallen a bit outside the usual range of reactions to other people's tragedies? Do you think you could get out of jury service if you told them you found acounts of violence upsetting?
@lanokia et al - data is my job now (i hate it). Nothing I input via over-stretched staff affects teaching and learning. It's all for the DfE, Ofsted, public reputation, ass-covering for SLT and the greater glory of the head. If the latter two don't like what's there, I have to do it again.
Just makes it worse for me Cal! Way I see it, if it isn't helping teaching and learning I'm not interested.
I was sat in a busy restaurant on Friday evening and I was the only person I could see who didn't use a mobile phone at any point during their time in there, apart from a tiny infant child. What is it with this desperate urge to be permanently connected to something else all the time? What's so bloody wrong with the here and now?
I despair of my fellow humans at times.
Maybe this will alleviate the grumps for 2 minutes.
Because our lives are hollow and empty of course.
I quite like being grumpy...