Writing about web page http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/study/cll/pcetfs/stage_2/assignments/assignment_6
This has also been a steep learning curve as my experience of learning prior to this course has been my professional qualifications and that was some years ago. At first just understanding what was required for the writen assigments was hard to grasp as the required word count was so few for such a big subject and the more I reserched and read on each subject the more I reaised that what was required needed to be clear and to the point. Having now finished Stage 1 and almost finished the Stage 2 I feel I am able to understand what is required.
The use of the internet and the web has been very benifical if a little problematic but this seems to be sorting its self out now.
I think, as with my peer group, we have all found dedicating the time for study difficult. I have a business to run and other peoples lives would be affected if I did not do this well. I have my part time teaching which I enjoy and get alot out of and my course. To try to fit all this in with family life as well has been a juggleing act and one which has required me to take work on holiday and to work late into the night to get things done, I was determind not to miss deadlines and to get myself organised.
I have found that reading has been a good study aid and because I have my own books I am able to write in the margin or use post it notes to help me ref with in my assigments.
I need to continue to be organised and it would be helpful if the course got off to a quicker start in sept so that I and my peers are not rushing our studies when we need to give more time to supporting our students through their assesments. It would be benifical to me if we could start stage 3 more effectivly than stage 2 was started, this would help with the time management issues at the end of the year which is always time sensitive.