David returns to CDU's teachings 


David Pitts cannot speak highly enough of his time at Charles Darwin University (CDU) and encourages others to experience the CDU lifestyle.

David graduated in 2003 with a post-graduate primary teaching qualification from CDU and has not looked back since.

Now in a permanent teaching position in Victoria, David has held teaching posts around the world in destinations such as England, Germany and Japan.

“It’s by virtue of these international posts that I feel I have gone full circle and I am going back to the theory I learnt at CDU, such as planning my teaching using an inquiry cycle and modifying my teaching for EASL students,” he said.

“I would thoroughly recommend CDU teacher training courses. I completed my course with a combination of on-campus and off-campus study.”

David explains that the flexibility CDU offered him throughout his studies was incredibly beneficial.

“I wanted to finish my course as quickly as I could, so I took additional units during the long holiday periods and was also able to work part-time in a restaurant to support myself.”

David offers a few tips to mixed-mode students: “If you decide to study externally I would recommend trying to study on-campus for a semester. It gives you a chance to put faces to the names and meet people going through the same thing as yourself. Alternatively, you can organise to meet other off-campus students who are living in your area and CDU can put you in touch with them.”

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