How do I start a Career in Teaching Social Science?

Career in Teaching Social Science

A Career in Teaching Social Science has always intrigued me. Internet is brimming with pages on How to get into Teaching Social Science, while I want to first understand What is a Career in Teaching Social Science. My research about a Career in Teaching Social Science became a lot more meaningful when I found: https://www.lifepage.in/career/20180530-0001/Arts/Teaching/Career-in-Teaching-Social-Science/english 

Harpreet Kaur's overview!

With 2 years & 5 months of professional experience, Harpreet Kaur understands Teaching Social Science. Harpreet Kaur has worked in Teaching Social Science as Teacher & Coordinator in St Giri Public School & Humanities Hub. In Harpreet Kaur's own words, this is how Harpreet Kaur got into Teaching Social Science: "After doing my schooling from Model High School, Patiala, I did BA from Govt College of Girls, Patiala. Thereafter, I did my MA & M Phil in Political Science from Punjab University. I always wanted to become a teacher so I did my B Ed from State College of Education, Patiala. I worked as a teacher and coordinator for St Anthony, Patna & St Giri Public School, Delhi for almost 16 years. In 2016, I started my own tuition classes named Humanities Hub at Sarita Vihar, Delhi." 

Career Video on Teaching Social Science

In a video, Harpreet Kaur has talked about various aspects of a Career in Teaching Social Science. Harpreet Kaur started by explaining Teaching Social Science as: "Teaching is the process of attending to people's needs, experiences and feelings, and making specific interventions to help them learn particular things. Teaching Social Science is a generic term covering the scientific study of man. It is a discipline or branch of science that deals with the socio-cultural aspects of human behavior. Social Sciences generally include History, Cultural Anthropology, Economics, Political Science, Sociology, Geography etc." The video was an engaging disposition.

I found the video unique because it talked about Education in terms of things which can be learnt from books, to excel at a Career in Teaching Social Science and not as a list of Qualifications, which one needs to get into Teaching Social Science. Harpreet Kaur touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:

  • Classroom Management
  • Economics
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • History

Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Harpreet Kaur then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Teaching Social Science:

  • Patience
  • Computer Savvy
  • Well Read
  • Communication Skills

Positives of any Career motivate one to work hard for the same.
Harpreet Kaur believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Teaching Social Science:

  • Satisfaction
  • Own Boss
  • Respect

There are a few Challenges in this Career which one needs to be cognizant of.
And, Harpreet Kaur believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Teaching Social Science:

  • Parents Expactions
  • Child Psychology
  • Time Management

In the final section of the video Harpreet Kaur talks about How a day goes in a Career in Teaching Social Science. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Teaching Social Science, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video: https://lifepage.app.link/20180530-0001 

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