Business College Helsinki, the school where I work, has attained Erasmus+ funding for this school year’s Job Shadowing periods, and today I sent my Job Shadowing application. Must admit I am very excited about this.
I am always interested in visiting new places, meeting new people, growing my international network and getting to know the education systems in different countries. Job shadowing offers excellent possibilities for all this. Before this moment I have visited different places by myself, but this would be the first time during my teacher career to be there representing my employer. For example in December 2017 I had a chance to visit the Ministry of Education and the National Enrichment and Learning Unit (NELU) in Castries, St. Lucia. These visits were very interesting, and I really want to send my greetings to Castries.
What is Job Shadowing?
Job shadowing means observing professionals while at work. When shadowing you get an idea about their job, it’s characteristics and their way of working. Especially in the field of education seeing different styles of teaching is very important. In international job shadowing periods you are also able to grow your international professional network as well as have new ideas about education and how it’s organized abroad.