Are you considering a career in Teaching? The recruitment process for ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities has now begun

Gowns PierStudents in the School of History have the opportunity to take ID4002 Communication and Teaching in Arts and Humanities, a module that enables final year students to gain first-hand experience of education through a mentoring scheme with teachers in schools in the Fife area, and to develop a broad understanding of many of the key aspects of teaching in schools.

  • Students will spend a minimum of 20 hours in their host school (normally nine half-days or equivalent) – appropriate travel expenses will be covered.
  • Three one-hour tutorials will be held in the respective University units.
  • Attendance at the Induction Day at the start of the semester will be required.

Aims of the Module for the student:

  • Experience and knowledge of working in an educational establishment.
  • Opportunities to apply subject knowledge and understanding to address the educational needs of others.
  • The satisfaction of seeing progress in the education of others.
  • Experience in lesson planning and management.
  • Opportunities to develop further their work-related transferable skills.
  • Further experience in distilling relevant data and writing a significant report.
  • Educational experience (and possible referee) for their CV and future job applications.

More information is available by contacting Dr Stephen Tyre (st29@st-andrews.ac.uk). Only Senior Honours students can take the module.

Participation in this module is by interview and places are limited. Applications must be received not later than 5pm on Friday 8th March 2013. Short-listed applicants will be invited to an interview, which will take place 2nd – 4th April 2013, inclusive.

ID4002 is a 15-credit module. History students who are selected for it will also need to take HI4101 Communication in History (15 credits).

About standrewshistory
With over forty full time members of staff researching and teaching on European, American and Asian history from the dawn of the Middle Ages to the present day, the School of History at the University of St Andrews has one of the finest faculty and diverse teaching programmes of any School of History in the English speaking world. The School boasts expertise in Mediaeval and Modern History, from S cotland to Byzantium and the Americas to the Middle East and South Asia.Thematic interests include religious history, urban history, transnationalism, historiography and nationalism. The School of History prides itself on small group teaching and tutorials allowing for in depth study and supervision tailored to secure the best from each student. Cutting edge research combined with teaching excellence offer a dynamic and intellectually stimulating environment for the study of History.

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