This will take place in one of our primary teaching rooms and you will have a one-to-one informal interview with one of our tutors or partnership teachers. You will be asked a number of questions which are designed to ascertain if you are a suitable candidate for teaching and for this BEd course. There are no trick questions- we just want to find out if you show the kind of potential we are looking for.
The following areas will be focused upon:
The Professional Role of the Teacher
Subject Knowledge and Teaching Skills
For your group task we would like you to teach the group something about which you are passionate or in which you have a particular skill. You will be teaching them as adults not as children so make sure your chosen focus is appropriate.
The activity will be in a group of no more than 6 candidates and you should plan for the task to take 10 minutes. Consider how you could extend the task or adapt to meet the group’s needs if necessary. Ensure you practise the task and make sure that the timing is appropriate.
To be successful in this task:
In addition we will be assessing:
This task will take place in a teaching room and furniture can be moved accordingly.
Please bear in mind that 10 minutes is not long- keep it simple! Please make sure you can extend your activity if it finishes more quickly than you anticipated.
We look forward to learning about a broad range of interests and skills. In the past examples have included teaching a skill such as knitting, playing a simple tune on a musical instrument, learning some words or phrases in a new language, learning how to read a map, perform a simple dance, make a buttonhole etc. Others have taught the group about the off-side rule, endangered species, diabetes, the constellations or first aid. Please remember that the subject matter is entirely your choice. It is how you go about it that interests us. It’s completely up to you!