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Hi, I've got my PGCE interview coming up on the 18th. I'm terrified about the group discussion. We've been given three themes - inclusion, behaviour for learning and developing digital competence skills - but that's about it. What sort of questions/things am I going to be expected to discuss (only one theme will be chosen on the day)? They're such vast themes, I can't learn everything about them before the interview. Do I need to reference things when talking about them? (notes are permitted). Sorry, starting to panic!
In terms of research, I would find out the broad perspectives on both sides of the argument- e.g for and against inclusion, for and against ready to learn, and just have some sensible points to make. I don't think you'd be expected to give references.
Personally, I'd try to avoid appearing too fixed in any one position- show you are open to taking other points of view on board as well.
I've also heard that interviewers aren't keen on those who really try to dominate the discussion- it's better if you can seem collaborative and ask others their point of view.