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Career Development | How to prepare PGCE and MA interview?职业发展 | 如何准备你的 PGCE 和教育硕士面试

Career Development | How to prepare PGCE and MA interview?

It’s the end of June and we are in the best admissions season of each year. Everyone is hectic dealing with inquiries from prospects from different places in China. If you've applied for PGCE or MA programmes at the University of Buckingham, you’ll probably be invited to an interview. Follow our advice on how to prepare successfully.

First and foremost, what is BISE looking for? 

  • Passion for teaching – It sounds obvious, but your answers should reflect your commitment and interest in the profession. 

  • Strong work ethic - Teaching is difficult, no matter which part of education you’re in. Interviewers want to see evidence that you’re up to the challenge. 

  • Comfortable and knowledgeable working with children - The children you’re teaching should be central when giving your answers.

  • Professionalism – Whether it’s having an understanding of the formal language used in teaching or how you conduct yourself, professionalism is key.

  • Personality – Interviewers also want to learn about the unique parts of yourself that will make you an inspiring teacher.

  • Energy – Positivity and diligence are great qualities to have in an interview setting.

With that said, here are five angles to think about before heading into your interview. 

Think of the qualities you'll bring to teaching by joining the programmes

Make a list of the qualities you’ve had and what you’ll bring to teaching by studying with us. Then think about how these can be applied to a wide range of daily work.

Read about the education sector

Stay up to date with the latest in education news, the issues facing the sector and what practices and tools teachers are using today. 

Look for opportunities to communicate your knowledge of the sector – it’ll show you have a genuine interest in the profession.

Show passion for your subject

How are you going to inspire the next generation if you’re not passionate about your subject?

Think about why you want to teach it, and why it’s important.

Don't forget about your other work/life experiences

Maybe you’ve managed others professionally, worked within a team, communicated across departments or spent time with people from a range of backgrounds. It’s all relevant, so if you spot the chance to talk about experiences aside from teaching, then talk about them.

Just remember to make the link to teaching clear. How will those experiences help you as a teacher? Your interviewer will be interested in people with all sorts of skills.

Get the basics right

Get a good night’s sleep, be punctual, join the meeting earlier than the scheduled time, dress smartly but comfortably, check your body language and speak clearly. Good luck!

 

时间已经进入六月底,我们每天都陆续收到来自全国各地的老师咨询,2022-2023 学年的报名工作也渐入佳境,如果你正考虑申请白金汉大学的 PGCE 或教育硕士项目,你大概率会被安排和招生官或者授课老师进行面试,结合最近招生过程中收集反馈的众多问题,白金汉国际教育学院招生官 Tracy 老师给希望报考 PGCE 和教育硕士的老师们提供了几点建议,希望对大家准备申请有所帮助,也可以借这个机会审视自己是否已经充分准备好申请项目。

首先,BISE在寻找什么样的候选人?

  • 对教学的热情—这听起来显而易见,但你的回答应该反映出你对这个职业的投入和兴趣。 

  • 强烈的职业道德—教学不会是一帆风顺,无论你处于哪个阶段。 我们想要看到你能接受挑战的证据。 

  • 与孩子们一起愉快、有技巧的相处—当你给出答案时,你教的孩子应该是核心。 

  • 专业性—无论是对教学中使用的正式语言的理解,还是你如何表现自己,专业性都是关键。 

  • 个性—我们还想了解,作为一名能够激励他人的老师,你的独特之处是什么。 

  • 活力—在面试中,积极和勤奋是很好的加分项。 

综上所述,这里有五个方面的内容老师们需要再和大学沟通前思考清楚。

设想你报名我们的项目,会给你的教学增加哪些优势

你可以列一张清单,列出你在教学中会用到的品质,以及未来从你申请的项目中你期待获得哪些能力和品质?然后思考如何将这些习得应用到更广泛的工作中。

阅读有关教育的文章

随时了解最新的教育新闻、该部门面临的问题以及教师目前使用的教学方法和工具。 

寻找机会来交流你对这个行业的知识——这将显示出你对这个行业的真正兴趣。

对自己的学科表现出热情

如果你对自己教授的学科都没有激情,你将如何激励下一代人? 

想想你为什么要教它,为什么它很重要。

不要忘记你的其他生活工作经历

也许你曾经在一个团队中做过专业的管理工作,与不同部门的人交流过,或与不同背景的人相处过。 这些都是相关的,所以如果你发现有机会谈论教学之外的经历,那么就谈谈它们。 

只要记住要把教学和教学联系清楚就行了。 这些经历将如何帮助你成为一名教师? 你的面试官一定会对那些拥有各种其他技能的人感兴趣。

正确掌握基础知识

睡个好觉,守时,提前一些进入会议,穿着得体,注意身体语言,说话清晰。 好运!

 

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