The importance of planning and preparing a class and critical thinking are by far the most important skill that was taught to me at Maynooth. While doing my PDE I didn’t fully understand the importance of both of these but since entering teaching I have realised that both of these skills are invaluable.
What are the key skills/knowledge you use in your current role?
The most important skill for teaching, I think, is the skill of communication. It’s my job to get the students engaged with topics and to try to get them interested in history and to do this the skill of effective communication is of utmost importance. Also a knowledge of the topics you teach is also helpful.
(submitted November 2013)