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My name is Sophie Jones and i am 23 years of age. In 2011 i graduated from Leicester College of Performing arts where i obtained a Trinity National Diploma in Musical theatre. I have always had a passion for performing and since a very young age have been in many shows and filming experiences. Since graduating i have been auditioning and successful enough to be part of magazine calender shoot, dance, fashion shows and am now embarking on my new adventure of filming.  I wish to live the dream and gain as much experience as possible then hopefully after graduaring from Middlesex University work towards my PGCE which will hopefully allow me to teach. Live the dream then teach it, inspire others as i was!

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

4c, Continuing questions

With regards to my questions, i did feel very happy with them as they are most valuable to myself in developing my professional practise.

I am most aware that i will have to delve deep into getting the most out of my enquiry. I am not looking for straight forward answers i am going to research, as much as i can to see literature online, ask people i know to glance over these questions and see what their responses are? I have decided to send these questions out to friends of mine who now teach and then contrast and compare to See how my line of enquiry is going to proceed.

I have started out with the most basic of questions,

  • How do i become a teacher?
The reason for this, there are many qualifications and training courses i could attend this all depends on the line of teaching i wish to go into weather it be primary/ secondary education, private performing arts colleges or armature dramatic companies.

  • What Key skills and attributes must i have to become a successful teacher?
I have then opened up the question further so i can enquire to skills required and how success in a teacher can help pupils in the subject area.

  • What transitional qualities must i have?
I understand that there will be a process from professional performer to teacher, there most probably will be skills that i can use form my profession but what new skills and methods will i have to assure i understand and have to make a smooth transition into teaching.

  • What journey will i go on to achieve my goal as a teacher?
This question will make me look deeper into how teaching has a journey and how nothing happens over night. How long ail the process be for myself to obtain awards and attend courses i will have to go on. Will i need to take new exams and legal requirements such as CRB checks.

  • Can i use my professional experiences/ knowledge as guide lines to influence and inspire others in my professional career path?
I feel that myself when i become a teacher will most defiantly bring my personal experience and knowledge into the classroom. I wish to inspire people i wish to make them see what is available career wise for them as a performer. I feel an experienced teacher can bring so much to the table when teaching others, they have been there got the experience they know the feelings and emotions dancers go through. 

  • How i will adapt and learn new teaching styles/work loads and classroom methods?
I will make sure that when learning and enquiring into how to become a teacher i will research all methods and skills teachers use. How they cope with classroom teaching and how myself will cope with the more academic requirements. I.E Lesson planning and behavioural aspects.

  • What have i learnt from other people's experiences?
This question is going to be very useful to me as i am going to draw upon people i know who are now teachers and who have been part of the performing world. I am going to enquire about their own personal stories, and emotional and physical demands. I wish to get as much feedback as possible, for myself to then contrast and compare to see how their transitions were made. 

I would really appreciate as much feedback as possible with regards to my questions and how they are forming my line of enquiry. I have kept my explanations quiet open so you can all see where i am heading with this. For my next task i am going to delve deeper into literature online and see other people opinions and see if this can further my line of enquiry. 

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