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UAS – An Introduction. HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS UNDERGRADUATES. STEM SECTOR BUSINESS INDUSTRY EDUCATION. SCHOOLS PUPILS TEACHERS.

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HIGHER EDUCATION

INSTITUTIONS

UNDERGRADUATES

STEM SECTOR

BUSINESS

INDUSTRY

EDUCATION

SCHOOLS

PUPILS

TEACHERS

A framework that provides classroom-based experience for undergraduates allowing them to develop key transferable skills and gain academic credit through working with teachers to enrich the school curriculum

slide3

AIMS OF UAS

  • Provide undergraduates with an intellectual challenge which helps them to develop key transferable skills
  • Attract more graduates into teaching
  • Give support to teachers
  • Supply role models for pupils
  • Encourage a new generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians
slide7

BENEFITS OF UAS

  • UNIVERSITIES
  • Equip students with key
  • transferable skills
  • Develop community links
  • Assist HEI recruitment strategy
  • Improve subject recruitment
  • Improve departmental admissions
slide8

BENEFITS OF UAS

  • UNDERGRADUATES
  • Gain academic credit
  • Develop key transferable skills
  • Develop project management
  • skills
  • Opportunity to explore teaching
  • Consolidate subject knowledge
slide9

BENEFITS OF UAS

  • TEACHERS
  • Subject specific support
  • Role models to help raise pupil
  • aspirations
  • Updated subject knowledge/CPD
  • Links with local university
  • Reusable resources
slide10

BENEFITS OF UAS

  • PUPILS
  • Individual attention
  • Enthusiasm of student for subject
  • Role model near their age
  • Use of university facilities
  • Visits to university
  • Awareness of HE
slide11

UAS – STRUCTURED & FLEXIBLE

UAS

AdviceModule materialsNetworking

SCHOOL

PRIMARY/SECONDARY

½ day per week

Minimum 10 weeks placement

Optional module/project – 2nd or Final yr

PlacementSupportTraining

HEI

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HOW UAS HELP

  • MODULE DOCUMENTATION
  • Module outlines
  • Assessment methodology
  • Recruitment and selection of students
  • Recruitment and selection of schools/teachers
  • Training students
  • Preparation for teachers
  • INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE
  • CRB CHECKS
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UAS – STRUCTURED & FLEXIBLE

UAS

AdviceModule materialsNetworking

SCHOOL

PRIMARY/SECONDARY

½ day per week

Minimum 10 weeks placement

Optional module/project – 2nd or Final yr

PlacementSupportTraining

HEI

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STUDENT PREPARATION

  • Introduction to module
  • School system today
  • Working with teachers
  • Working with pupils
  • Support available to undergraduates
  • Action planning
  • Assessment
slide15

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS 2006/7

Sept ’05 – June ’06

May – Oct 2006

Mid Oct 2006

Mid Nov 2006

Late Nov 2006

Mid Dec 2006

Module accreditation

Module offered to undergraduates

Undergraduate applications

Selection interviews

Training day

Undergrads assigned teachers – visit school

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WHAT DO STUDENTS DOIN THE CLASSROOM?

3-4 hours per week for 10 -14wks

Classroom observation

Teaching assistant

Special projects

Innovative

Hands-on

Novel

Curriculum enrichment activities

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KEY ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

  • Communication skills
  • Working with others
  • Organisation, reliability and self-management
  • Initiative and creativity
  • Identifying and understanding the educational
  • needs of others
  • Self-analysis and critical evaluation
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STUDENT ASSESSMENT

LOG

BOOK

20%

STUDENT

PRESENTATION

30%

FINAL

TUTOR

ASSESSMENT

TEACHER

ASSESSMENT

20%

END OF MODULE

REPORT

30%

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FUNDING

  • Funded by Training & Development Agency for
  • Schools (TDA) (formally TTA)
  • Payment of £400 (England)
  • First year only
  • Other possible sources of funding:
    • Aim Higher
    • Widening Participation
slide20

WIN

HEI

&

STUDENT

STEM

SECTOR

SCHOOL

SECTOR

UAS

WIN

WIN

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SHARON HERKES

  • NATIONAL DIRECTOR
  • Email: Sharon.Herkes@uas.ac.uk
  • Telephone: 0795 228 5304
  • Website: www.uas.ac.uk
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STUDENT PREPARATION

  • Introduction to module
  • School system today
  • Working with teachers
  • Working with pupils
  • Support available to undergraduates
  • Action planning
  • Assessment