This week I have been working at Pearson Publishing for four days in a gap between my GCSE exams for work experience; although my visit was short I was able to do many different activities. There was always a wide range of things to do to keep me interested and it meant that I learnt lots of new skills. A few of the different things I did include proof-reading resources on many different topics from Anglo-Saxons to global warming and giving feedback on where I thought improvements could be added, making quizzes and fun activities for the students to complete and writing descriptions of the resources to go on the catalogue online.
Whilst improving the science revision guides, I got to learn the mark-up language, which is used to create and display the resources on the screen. It was really interesting to see the hidden mechanics of how the program worked and it was great to see the changes and improvements that I made immediately take effect and improve the resources. It was interesting to see an alternative method of learning and revising from the traditional ways of reading from a book and it showed how education is changing and adapting to improve as more technology becomes available.
As I am almost finished with my own exams it was good to work on a project that could hopefully help people succeed in the future in the same exams that I had just done and I could see how the resources could have been useful to myself. I also found that as I have spent the last few weeks revising I felt that I could give relevant and useful suggestions for improvements.
Thanks Tess, you've been a great help!
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