My Childhood and Youth Studies at Coventry University

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I am currently studying my first year of Childhood and Youth Studies at Coventry University, and hope to progress and study a PGCE to qualify to become a primary school teacher. I enjoy working with children and watching them improve over time; it gives me a great feeling knowing that I helped them improve. I have previously undertaken a placement at Coundon Court Early Years nursery, with children aged from six months to five years, I worked with the children aged three to five. From my placement I gained many skills such as patience, a good sense of humour and enthusiasm. I feel that patience is necessary as working with young children can be challenging, and also because all children have their own learning pace. For example, the children aged four and five had written their name starting from right to left. On the other hand the children below this age group included the correct letters that appeared in the name, but all in the incorrect order. Teachers need to be aware of each child’s individual needs and work to help them reach full potential within their capabilities. Patience is also necessary as children are not always going to be familiar with what is being taught to them, I believe that teachers always need to be willing to see things from other people's perspectives too. The difficulties I experienced with learning as a young child have given me empathy for others when they go through similar issues. A teacher that only recently understood something remembers

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