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    Hello,

    I have an interview for a PGCE course, and I have been told that I need to carry out a 5 minute teaching lesson where I teach the other candidates (around 5) a particular skill or something specific. It has to be aimed at teaching adults rather than children, and I am stumped as to what skill i could teach an adult for 5 minutes, i'm only used to teaching 4-5 year olds! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
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    The whole point of the task is to demonstrate how well you are are planning appropriate lessons.

    Us helping you isn't going to benefit you in the long-run. They're not expecting you be amazing when you aren't a teacher yet.
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    (Original post by will6794)
    Hello,

    I have an interview for a PGCE course, and I have been told that I need to carry out a 5 minute teaching lesson where I teach the other candidates (around 5) a particular skill or something specific. It has to be aimed at teaching adults rather than children, and I am stumped as to what skill i could teach an adult for 5 minutes, i'm only used to teaching 4-5 year olds! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated
    They will be looking to see:

    how well you can communicate an idea (doesn't hurt to use the old structure of 'I'm going to tell you about' followed by the content, followed by a reminder 'this is what you've learned')

    whether you can bring it in within the allocated 5 minutes rather than running out of time (too much content) or finishing too early (too little content). Five minutes is nothing - practice with a timer.

    how you act in front of an audience - are you confident and relaxed, or worried and stumbling over your words? An audience of adults can be more scary than a group of 5 year olds! Preparation and loads of rehearsal will help.

    how well you get your ideas across - if you're enthusiastic about what you are saying, your audience will be more likely to learn.

    So, bearing in mind all of the above, the content really isn't important - choose something that you know about and that you're keen for others to know about.
 
 
 
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