The only way I can describe it is....academic life at Cambridge is like drinking from a fire hose.
I realize, I just used a metaphor, which are considered to be full of generalisations and that lead to erroneous assumptions. But I promise this generalisation is the most true one EVER!
I am reading for a Masters of Philosophy in Education (thematic route: Perspectives on Inclusive and Special Education). I attend between 14-18 hours of lecture a week. I have three strands of classes:
1) Research Methods
2) Perspectives in Education aka: Deep theory that has yet to mention the words child, school, education...but the homework is interesting!!!
3) Perspectives on Inclusive and Special Education (PISE)
|Faculty of Education (dark whenever I leave!)|
Also, it's been a struggle having diabetes and going to University. I was already a teacher when I was diagnosed. The thing is exericse brings down blood sugar levels....certain types of exericse bring it down faster. However, I have found that the thing that drops my blood sugar the fastest is solid 3 hour lectures....or personal study blocks. So I've been using up all my emergency glucose....I'm still trying to figure it out!!!!
|There's the library! Kinda an odd view...sorry!|
My classes are far away...about a 43 min bike ride in light traffic....55 min in busy traffic. The buildings are very new. And the class sizes are 60-70 in my Research and Perspective classes. My Special Education classes are only 20!!! And the education faculty library is full of the most incredible and bubbly librarians ever!