||College / School
| Teacher Education Group Internship
||College of Social Sciences
School of Education
| 1st March 2013
College of Social Sciences Postgraduate Internship
70 hours @ £14.25 per hour
This is an opportunity for a PG intern to work with an established research group in the area of teacher education. The successful candidate will: (a) support the updating of an online resource/research digest for teacher educators, the Teacher Education Bibliography; and, (b) update and maintain a web resource, the Teacher Education Observatory.
The Teacher Education Group (TEG) is a UK-wide research group. The TEG produced the Teacher Education Bibliography to support research students and early career researchers working in the field of teacher education: <http://www.tlrp.org/capacity/rm/wt/teg/>. The Group is currently reviewing articles to update this resource.
The Teacher Education Observatory (TEO) was established to provide an accessible network for monitoring contemporary policy developments across the full range of teacher education in the UK. The TEO is intended to be a means of communicating significant policy developments, the opportunities arising from them and their possible impact on existing provision. The TEO will incorporate links to existing resources (such as the TEG Bibliography) but will also provide sites for ongoing discussions and reviews of contemporary developments
All registered PhD students in the College of Social Sciences are eligible to apply. Please see the job description below for further details.
Please submit a letter of application and your full CV to Moira Hulme (email@example.com) by 1st March 2013.
RESPONSIBILITIES: TEG Internship 2013
Supporting the development of the Teacher Education Bibliography
(1) To collate reviews of journal articles conducted by members of the Teacher Education Group using a standardized format.
(2) To import the reviews into an excel format for uploading to a searchable database.
Supporting the development of the Teacher Education Observatory
(1) To research and receive updates on teacher education reform in the UK from TEG members
(2) To upload updates to the Teacher Education Observatory website
Total time commitment: 70 hrs (March-June 2013)
- Training in TEG review system
- Training in webpage management
- Receiving, screening and collating review submissions for the TEG bibliography
- Web management: editing and updating resources for the Teacher Education Observatory
Essential and Desirable Criteria of Applicants:
- High degree of computer literacy including internet, spreadsheets and email
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team
- Ability to work accurately and ensure attention to detail
- Excellent organizational skills
- Awareness of copyright and attribution issues in the use of online media.
- Ability to work with bibliographic software, EndNote.
- Awareness of sources for teacher education policy in the UK
Research/Project Management - to be able to:
- identify and access appropriate bibliographical resources and other sources of relevant information
- use information technology appropriately for database management, recording and presenting information
Personal Effectiveness - to be able to:
- demonstrate flexibility and open-mindedness
- demonstrate self-discipline, motivation, and thoroughness
- show initiative, work independently and be self-reliant
Communication Skills - to be able to:
- write clearly and in a style appropriate to purpose
Networking and team working - to be able to:
- develop and maintain co-operative networks and working relationships within the institution and the wider research community
- understand one's behaviours and impact on others when working in and contributing to the success of formal and informal teams