Subject Passion as a Teaching Tool, by Trinity College Cambridge

Subject Passion as a Teaching Tool, by Trinity College Cambridge

When: Select weekdays 3.30pm – 4.00pm (live – virtual)

An exciting series of programmes for World Class teachers and subject leaders on sparking a passion for your subject

World Class Schools Quality Mark (WCSQM) and Trinity College Cambridge bring you a unique programme that aims to work with teachers to frame the A Level curriculum content in the context of studying the subject at university. This programme aims to offer a time-effective and accessible means of sparking a passion and interest in a teacher’s subject area to effectively teach students how what they are learning in school is applied at university.  

Making links with a university subject department can have enormous benefits for teachers and for their students. The programme will offer up-to-date, useful information to support teachers in advising their post-16 students through their journey to higher education. Effective learning starts with learner relevance, and every subject can prove valuable once a student sees a connection between the content and their life.

What to expect

Trinity academics will lead an online teacher CPD session focusing on passion for their subject. The sessions will last approx. 30mins and are open to the academic’s choice in terms of content. It could be presenting an interesting area of research/study, discussing content taught at undergraduate level, subject links to A Level content (or lack of), interesting hints and tips to encourage passion in the subject area.

This programme aims to offer a time-effective and accessible means of sparking a passion and interest in a teacher’s subject area to effectively teach students how what they are learning in school is applied at university.

Who can attend?

Teachers and subject leaders from primary, secondary and special schools are welcome to attend. Attendance is FREE, however attendees will need to register in advance using the link provided.

When will sessions take place?

Pilot sessions will run in Michaelmas term in Maths and other interested subject areas on a weekday 3:30-4:00pm. Details and dates of upcoming details can be found via the links below. Sessions will be recorded and shared with all attendees that have signed up in advance, so even if you can’t make the session date / time you can sign up anyway to ensure you receive the recording after the event.

Imre Leader, Professor of Mathematics, Trinity College Cambridge

Mathematics passion

9th November 2020, 3:30-4:00pm (live – virtual)

Led by Imre Leader, Professor of Pure Mathematics, Trinity College Cambridge, who is passionate about Combinatorics and the game Othello

Sign up here

Economics passion

November 16th  2020 3.30pm – 4.00pm (live – virtual)

Led by Dr Christopher Rauh a lecturer at the Faculty of Economics,  University of Cambridge who  is passionate about economics. He is  currently  thinking, writing and commenting on COVID 19 Beyond the Virus. 

Sign up here

Medicine passion (with a focus on biology and chemistry)

November 30th 2020 3:30 – 4:00pm (live – virtual)

Led by Dr Richard Hayward, senior lecturer in Microbiology, University of Cambridge  who is passionate about molecular, structural and cellular microbiology

Sign up here

 

Can you lend your expertise?

We’re looking for practitioners to work with each session leader on developing a focused resource for A Level students, linked to the session. If this is something you’d be interested in please do let us know. 

For your students’ passion…

Trinity College Cambridge are also offering the following online masterclasses for all students in Year 11 with a passion for their subject

Women in Maths Online Masterclass Programme 2020/21

Online Languages Masterclass Programme 2020/21

 

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