Engineering student to physics teacher
“There are few professions where at the end of the day you can honestly say that ‘today, I have made a difference’”
Dan Lockett graduated from UWTSD with a PGCE Secondary Physics and has since enjoyed a rewarding career as a Physics teacher. “There are few professions where at the end of the day you can honestly say that ‘today, I have made a difference’” UWTSD provided Dan with a structured mix of teaching practise and theoretical studies. “Lectures on a variety of aspects, such as, curriculum changes, new classroom technology and the constantly changing subject content were invaluable to me in my initial years.”
It could be said that Engineering is not the conventional route to becoming a physics teacher but Dan doesn’t understand why. “A large part of teaching is the ability to motivate pupils to learn and what better way to do this than having the background knowledge to apply physics to everyday situations such as formula one cars or a suspension bridge. An engineer is creative by nature and the freedom to create an inspiring lesson and to teach a topic with only the limits of your imagination is unique.
“I would definitely recommend UWTSD! Their reputation and excellent course delivery speaks for itself. That’s why since my PGCE, I have been working towards completing a Masters Degree in Education at UWTSD. I would not have picked anywhere else to study.”