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Thread: Brexit

05-Apr-19, 17:39
by Burnsie
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posted about 1 year ago
Hi. It doesn't matter about your PhD, throw it in the bin....

after all, with the extra £35,000,000 the NHS will get per week, we can all get jobs there!

Thread: HE lecturer or FE teacher?

05-Apr-19, 17:37
by Burnsie
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posted about 1 year ago
Here's my reply... though you might not like it......

I taught FE for 3 years.

I was paid okay (our pay scale was £24-36K)l However, a lot of college's do not pay that much.

We were contracted to 24h teaching hours per week on a 37h per week contract. So, that's 13 hours per week to (in may case).....
- Lesson plan 24h of teaching
- Mark all the assessments (you'll be doing 1000s per year, esp if BTEC)
- Manage any students you have (you'll probably have one or two tutor group).
- Manage any courses you run
- Forward plan (course design etc)
- Moderate other courses
- Other stuff that I cant recall.

I taught HE in FE with some FE. It is generally better as class sizes are smaller.

The problem I also had was that kids now have to be in education until they are 18. When I was that age the only kids doing A levels etc wanted to be there! Thus behavior is worse and due to the way colleges are (not!!) funded, they only get money if the kid passes the course....so you have to drag them through (Help and chase, chase and help.... learning to fail do not happen!)!

I would work Mon-Fri 8-5 (brain would stop working), then do some Sat and Sun.

Teaching HE in FE got me some HE interviews...but always lost out to those with PhDs even if they had no teaching experience or life experience.

Also, be aware, if you are teaching English, you may be asked to teach the resit L2 English classes...those who had 5 years at secondary school to pass their GCSE at grade C/4 and above, and failed....yet now you'll get pressured to getting them that grade in a year!!!

However, in saying that, I taught Sport (Science), thus you might get better kids and smaller classes. Also, the people I worked with were great and I still miss them despite leaving over a year ago. Holidays were great (although I only took them at the end of the year, too bust other times).

Now, with your PhD head on...... all the above is my biased opinion :-)

Thread: proposal - Statement of ontological/epistemological position

22-Mar-19, 16:32
by Burnsie
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posted about 1 year ago
Quote From MTurk_banger:
Are you doing quant or qual research? For quant, I wouldn't spend too much effort or time on this. Focus on your theoretical model and hypotheses. I don't know much about qual sorry.

Thanks for the advice.

I only been able to find a couple of full PhDs in my area. None of them talk about this stuff.

I will be doing quant

What do you mean by " theoretical model" MTurk_banger?

Thread: proposal - Statement of ontological/epistemological position

19-Mar-19, 16:49
edited about 27 seconds later
by Burnsie
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posted about 1 year ago
Hi all.

First post on this forum, be kind!

I am doing a Professional Doctorate. For our proposal, we have to give a 'statement of our ontological/epistemological position'.

Although I understand the concept, I have never seen this detailed or written anywhere.

Could anyone explain/signpost me to examples?

Thanking you :-)
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