I have worked in the field of educational development since 2003. I entered this profession by accident–but stayed because I care a LOT about students’ learning.
My own experience of being an undergraduate student remains quite negative–even though that experience dates a long way back. I attribute a 9-year gap between the end of my undergraduate degree and the start of my graduate degree largely to the fact that I associated university learning with joyless learning.
Tomorrow, my 18-year old son starts university. Now, there’s a whole new angle to me caring about student learning and I badly want his courses and professors to further fuel his love of learning.
It’s interesting to be in this place of educational-developer-mother-of-a-new-university-student.