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I' ve got an interview in 2 days at Staffordshire uni, that i just got the email for yesterday. I have to prepare for a micro-teaching session that is " Prepare and deliver a 10 minute micro-teach session to the interview panel on any aspect of your subject specialism that is relevant to learners in Post Compulsory Education and Training."
Now my specialism is in Computer Games Design (undergrad), at first I thought about doing a random easy topic from my specialism, now re-reading it I am confused if they want me to present on how games design is relevant at FE level? the stress is getting to me.
Since I am presenting to a panel of adults can I or should I include any activities such as questions just as i would to FE students? Should I include presentation printouts just in case?
any idea on what could i prepare for the written task?
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I' ve got an interview in 2 days at Staffordshire uni, that i just got the email for yesterday. I have to prepare for a micro-teaching session that is " Prepare and deliver a 10 minute micro-teach session to the interview panel on any aspect of your subject specialism that is relevant to learners in Post Compulsory Education and Training."
Now my specialism is in Computer Games Design (undergrad), at first I thought about doing a random easy topic from my specialism, now re-reading it I am confused if they want me to present on how games design is relevant at FE level? the stress is getting to me.
Since I am presenting to a panel of adults can I or should I include any activities such as questions just as i would to FE students? Should I include presentation printouts just in case?
any idea on what could i prepare for the written task?
Obviously I can't speak for the uni, but I'd suggest:

1) Yes, I'd say you need to be presenting on how your degree is relevant to courses you'd be teaching at FE level- or how it might be relevant to learners, e.g. how it might help you engage them! Alternatively pick an aspect of your degree that would be relevant at FE level and present that.

2) I'd say as long as it's clear who your audience is, either is fine- so e.g. if you were presenting "This is how I'd use this aspect of my degree to engage learners" then presenting to adults is fine. If you were presenting "This is how I'd teach X, using my degree" then some activities/questions at FE level would be good to include.

Don't forget the panel are looking for potential not perfection- it's more about whether they can picture you standing up at the front of a class than the exact content of your presentation.

For the written task, as long as you can write coherently in clear English with good spelling and grammar and legible handwriting, you'll be fine!
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Obviously I can't speak for the uni, but I'd suggest:

1) Yes, I'd say you need to be presenting on how your degree is relevant to courses you'd be teaching at FE level- or how it might be relevant to learners, e.g. how it might help you engage them! Alternatively pick an aspect of your degree that would be relevant at FE level and present that.

2) I'd say as long as it's clear who your audience is, either is fine- so e.g. if you were presenting "This is how I'd use this aspect of my degree to engage learners" then presenting to adults is fine. If you were presenting "This is how I'd teach X, using my degree" then some activities/questions at FE level would be good to include.

Don't forget the panel are looking for potential not perfection- it's more about whether they can picture you standing up at the front of a class than the exact content of your presentation.

For the written task, as long as you can write coherently in clear English with good spelling and grammar and legible handwriting, you'll be fine!
Thank you so much I'll definitely be doing the relevancy of my degree at fe as its such a niche subject and easier to explain.
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Thank you so much I'll definitely be doing the relevancy of my degree at fe as its such a niche subject and easier to explain.
Sounds good, good luck
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I' ve got an interview in 2 days at Staffordshire uni, that i just got the email for yesterday. I have to prepare for a micro-teaching session that is " Prepare and deliver a 10 minute micro-teach session to the interview panel on any aspect of your subject specialism that is relevant to learners in Post Compulsory Education and Training."
Now my specialism is in Computer Games Design (undergrad), at first I thought about doing a random easy topic from my specialism, now re-reading it I am confused if they want me to present on how games design is relevant at FE level? the stress is getting to me.
Since I am presenting to a panel of adults can I or should I include any activities such as questions just as i would to FE students? Should I include presentation printouts just in case?
any idea on what could i prepare for the written task?
Hi Aquiathia, Try not to worry. I will see if our PG Admissions team can offer any guidance on this. Kind regards ^Shaun
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You have overthought it. Games design will be fine. Good luck!
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Hi Aquathia,

Our PG Admissions team have sent through a little guidance on the task.

"The 10-minute teach is simply meant to be a snapshot of a teaching session. The other applicants at interview will be present to act as the FE students. The applicant can bring handouts if they wish and ask questions of the students or ask them to undertake an activity.

Presentation facilities are required if they want to use PowerPoint for example. In terms of the written task, no preparation is required."

Hope this helps (and good luck!).
Shaun
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I' ve got an interview in 2 days at Staffordshire uni, that i just got the email for yesterday. I have to prepare for a micro-teaching session that is " Prepare and deliver a 10 minute micro-teach session to the interview panel on any aspect of your subject specialism that is relevant to learners in Post Compulsory Education and Training."
Now my specialism is in Computer Games Design (undergrad), at first I thought about doing a random easy topic from my specialism, now re-reading it I am confused if they want me to present on how games design is relevant at FE level? the stress is getting to me.
Since I am presenting to a panel of adults can I or should I include any activities such as questions just as i would to FE students? Should I include presentation printouts just in case?
any idea on what could i prepare for the written task?
Just quoting you in so you don't miss the above from Staffordshire University
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Good luck with your interview, Aquathia! Hope Staffs' answer above helped you out a bit!
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