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    Hiya,

    I'm just about to start studying History, Sociology and Professional Education at Stirling University. I have a number of friends who are P-School teachers placed all over the UK.

    We got into a debate on whether doing a PGDE is "looked down on" compared to those who go down the same route as me.

    I personally see no reason why there should be any conflict between teachers, one of my friends said she is treated differently.

    Has anyone else had similar experience?
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    Do you mean that your friend feels that she is treated differently because she trained via a postgraduate route rather than an undergraduate route? I don't know about Scotland, but in England the vast majority of teachers train via a postgraduate route. It must surely be a similar situation in Scotland? Secondly, in my experience, teachers don't really take an interest in each other's qualifications - previously experience, yes, but not how they qualified - even if it did come up in a conversation, I'm not sure why anyone would care. Someone who studied education for four years isn't necessarily a better teacher than someone who has studied it for just one. Teachers are made in the classroom, not a lecture hall.
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    (Original post by Pierson)
    Do you mean that your friend feels that she is treated differently because she trained via a postgraduate route rather than an undergraduate route? I don't know about Scotland, but in England the vast majority of teachers train via a postgraduate route. It must surely be a similar situation in Scotland? Secondly, in my experience, teachers don't really take an interest in each other's qualifications - previously experience, yes, but not how they qualified - even if it did come up in a conversation, I'm not sure why anyone would care. Someone who studied education for four years isn't necessarily a better teacher than someone who has studied it for just one. Teachers are made in the classroom, not a lecture hall.
    Yeah she was postgrad. It's a mixture up here as we offer undergrad for both. It usually depends on what course they get into or meeting entry requirements (usually that pesky maths!).

    I completely agree with you, but apparently someone had made a sly comment about it at her work, maybe she took it the wrong way and it turned into a debate in our group chat.
 
 
 
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