Skype interview for History PGCEWatch
I've been offered a Skype interview but the info for the teaching task is "You will be required to prepare a peer teaching task, lasting a maximum of 5 minutes. Instead of ‘teaching’ this to others as part of the interview, your interviewer will ask you to explain how you would have approached this task. The peer teaching task should be centred around teaching a new skill or piece of knowledge and understanding". Anyone else had to do this? Any advice. Thanks
Congratulations on being invited to interview!
You are being asked to explain your methodology when planning a lesson. First, you'd need to consider what you aim for students to learn and what their 'starting point' would be. Therefore, planning an assessment such as a show of hands, 'quiz' or a Q&A to inform you of the current level of understanding. You'd also want to consider the additional needs of the class. How would you stretch the more able and support the least able? Will this be through separate tasks, or perhaps by the standard of work they product? Then you'd consider what activities you'd like the students to do, to achieve the learning objective. Many teachers would offer a range of activities or tasks during the lesson to create 'pace' and therefore engagement. You may want to split the lessons into 'chunks', such as a starter or introduction activity, a couple of main activities, then sum up 'what have we learnt'? in a plenary at the end.
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Keeping fingers crossed for a successful interview!