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What is Microteaching?

How to Prepare Microteaching Session for your Level 3 Award in Education & Training Qualification?

Micro-teaching is all about delivering a short session, ideally, to your peer group if you are working towards a teaching qualification. It is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate skills, knowledge and understanding in an environment that is supportive and non-threatening. You must also remember that the session is never about you. It the learning that is happening and that the time allocated will run out fast, which means that it is best to rehearse your session in advance so that delivery is efficient.

How to plan your microteaching session?

You need to think and analyse the topic that you will be delivering and you should also have a realistic aim that can be achieved in the time that has been allocated. You should also prepare a plan that highlights the teaching, learning as well as assessment activities that need to be used, along with the timings for each of these and the resources that you will be using. 


What should you consider?

You will also need to think about many factors in advance such as;

  • How long the session will be and where it will happen?
  • Who will observe me, will they need a copy of my session plan and will they make a visual recording for me to view later?
  • What are the equipment and resources that are available to be used?
  • Are you able to choose your own topic?
  • How many people will be present in a group?
  • How can I find out their learning preferences, any individual needs, and any prior knowledge they may have?
  • Can I show a video clip? If so, how long can it be? 
  • How will I receive feedback afterwards?


How to plan out the structure of your session?

Your session should have a beginning or the introduction, a middle section which is the development and an ending which is the summary as well as the conclusion, which should lead to a logical progression of learning. You should not be speaking for the majority of the session and your learners should be more active than passive.

Tips to help you deliver an effective session

You may feel nervous at first, which is quite normal. If you can, try to imagine you are acting a role and this should help to boost your confidence and calm your nerves. You are the teacher in this situation which means that you will need to stay focused, be in control and not let any personal issues affect your performance. You should be able to command the attention of your students and this is something which will be taught in the Level 3 Award in Education and Training.


How to assess whether your students have learned?

At some point during your session, you will need to assess that learning has taken place by each learner.

Assessment should take place at key points, for instance, as your session is progressing ask clear questions that will help you assess their knowledge. Questions that begin with who, what, when, why or how are great examples. If you ask any closed questions that get you yes and no answers, you will not be able to make the judgment effectively on whether or not learning has taken place.

Try to use the PPP (Pose, Pause, Pick) method when asking questions. Pose a question, pause for a second or two, then pick a learner to answer. This allows everyone to think of an answer, rather than refraining from listening because you mentioned the name of a particular learner beforehand.  If you have a small group, you could plan to ask one open question from each learner. You might like to plan which questions you will ask in advance and have a list of names you can cross off when asked.


Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Education and Training – AET (Formerly PTTLS)

The Pearson BTEC awarded Level 3 Award in Education and Training offered by Global Edulink forms the best pathway for you to get into the profession of teaching. The career is in high demand at the moment and if you really want to nurture the future of children and young adults, this is a great course to take on. It is suitable for those already working in education hoping to gain formal recognition of their skills, and for those with no teaching experience.

The learning outcomes of the programme include the following;

  • Gives you the fundamental training to become a teacher
  • Explore techniques and approaches to teaching.
  • Learn how to plan lessons that are engaging to the student.
  • Learn the attributes and expectations of what it takes to be a teacher.

The programme is accredited by Pearson BTEC; a leading, learning company worldwide. Pearson believes that learning is key to improving one’s opportunities in life and collaborates with leading educational organisations to offer learners content, curricula, assessment and training. BTEC has a route that every learner can take, whether you are self-employed or want to enter a top university. BTEC courses are of the highest quality, providing hands-on experience. You can develop invaluable skills that will make you a highly marketable candidate for your future career.


Why should you learn with Global Edulink?

The course material is delivered straight to you, and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand.

This course is comprised of professionally narrated e-Learning modules, interactive quizzes, tests and exams. All delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 180 days (6 months). An effective support service and study materials will build your confidence to secure your qualification. You can study at your own pace at Global Edulink and you will be provided with all the necessary material, tutorials, qualified course instructor, narrated e-learning modules and free resources which include Free CV writing pack, free career support and course demo to make your learning experience more enriching and rewarding.

Interested in developing your microteaching skills with us? Then contact our team for more information on [email protected]

January 20, 2020

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