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Pedagoo Review of 2012

Pedagoo logoThe full details of this post are published on the Pedagoo website.

The blogpost explains some of the work experience and real-life projects I’ve been doing with my students over the past year. There have been projects involving film and animation, photography, murals, internships, and there are some students who’ve been given jobs as a result.

Qualifications are one thing, but experience is another, and it’s experience that is the differentiator when employers look at job candidates.

One thing I’ve noticed is the type of student who volunteers for work experience. They tend to be older (20+), they tend to be the hardest working students, and the ones who do consistently good work. In a way this is good, as it means that better students are working on the real-life projects, so the project is more likely to be successful. However, it also means that there’s a category of student missing out on opportunities to improve – maybe it’s time to look at Carol Dweck’s fixed and growth mindsets…

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