Well, Saturday was another stimulating yet exhausting day. The focus of the morning was the nature of professionalism and considering whether teaching is a profession or not. After almost three hours of discussion with our tutors and Professor David Carr (I must get started on that book of his), I don’t think we got near to answering the question – but as the first half of our Module 1 assessment is an essay on this, that wasn’t the intention. The intention was to stimulate thought and discussion – I think it certainly did that!
The second half of the day was spent on the second half of our assignment. There are many aspects to this, but the bulk is an analysis of a piece of action research we have carried out. We have been working on this throughout the module, but it is really only making sense to many of us now.
Anyway, the upshot of all of this is that I am once again inspired to do lots of work for my module. So much so that I woke up at 5am on Sunday morning with my head swimming with ideas. It was so bad I couldn’t get back to sleep!! That’s the second time this has happened on this module and it was a long time prior to starting this course since I had last struggled to sleep from being so bursting with ideas for work! Now I just need find a way of creating some time to implement these ideas.