Teaching in China inspires further education
10 JUNE 2013
Working as a teacher and administrator for 17 years in China inspired Mr Andrew Watts to further his knowledge through study at Charles Sturt University (CSU) in Ontario. Mr Watts is one of 160 students who will be awarded a Bachelor of Primary Education Studies (BPES) in a ceremony on Friday 14 June. In China, Mr Watts was involved with accrediting international schools but didn’t have a formal teaching qualification himself. When he moved to Canada he decided to pursue his passion for education and study at CSU. “The Bachelor of Primary Education Studies allows students to learn and hear about how to do something for two to three days and in the same week practice those ideas and theories in their ongoing practicum. It was the most stimulating and reinforcing way of learning something new,” said Mr Watts. “My experience in China taught me to relish current research and to base my future steps as an educator on it. My study at Charles Sturt University has encouraged me to question styles and methods of teaching and to strive towards achieving an inclusive learning community”.