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I have a uni interview and i asked to bring in an Item/artefact to illustrate why I wish to be a primary school teacher.
i know how to answer the question but not sure what item can illustrate this.
What object can explain my interests in becoming a teacher and the qualities and skills you think you possess that would help me to become a great teacher
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Hi tiredlol33

Please do not worry too much about your object. That is not the point at all. It's there to form a basis of your interview. You are being asked to demonstrate that you are able to engage with an audience, tell the interviewers a little of yourself and to see your levels of creativity.

I would suggest that you consider an object that represents you as a trainee primary teacher. What are your hopes and dreams for this role and what is driving your ambition. Speak passionately and try to engage with the audience. Can you think of a way to get them to contribute too? Perhaps ask - 'Can you remember your first or most favourite teacher or lesson?'

I would certainly encourage you to practice your ideas prior to your interview. This will allow you to embed what you want to say, to prevent you from forgetting it when you get interview nerves!

As a matter of urgency, I would also suggest you ask for interview support from a teacher training adviser. Register for one here. We're fully qualified teachers and expert in supporting people like yourself through this application. It's a free service and so you have nothing to lose!

Wishing you the very best of luck with your interview, and an exciting teaching career to come!

Kind regards,

Sue
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What university is this interview for?
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I have a uni interview and i asked to bring in an Item/artefact to illustrate why I wish to be a primary school teacher.
i know how to answer the question but not sure what item can illustrate this.
What object can explain my interests in becoming a teacher and the qualities and skills you think you possess that would help me to become a great teacher
Hello tiredlol33

This could be something ever so basic! As long as you can use your imagination and creativity to explain how this can foster a meaningful and engaging learning environment for children, then you will do great. For example, can you recall any tools/activities/objects used by educators throughout your education that stimulated your attention and made you excited to attend a lesson? So much so that you can still remember it to this day? The interviewee will want to see that you can think ahead, plan creatively and speak confidently. Let your personality shine through too! Make sure you justify your stance and object/artefact as you see fit.

For example - You could connect the artefact/lesson to a component of the curriculum that is echoed within Primary Education, e.g. phonics/literacy? How will the artefact help enhance a child's linguistic development?

I hope this, to some extent, helps.
Good luck for your interview!

Dylan
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