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Insight into Teaching is an initiative to give current Oxford University students the opportunity to spend a few days in a local school experiencing school life, observing and then (if appropriate) contributing to teaching a lesson. If your school would like to participate in the expanding Insight into Teaching programme please contact us.

Our aims
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  • Gaining experience and informing decisions: To give Oxford University students a taste of what a career in teaching could offer, not only to discover whether or not they wish to teach, but also to discern which part of the education sector might best suit them.
  • Inspiring school pupils: Giving pupils access to university students. Some placement students have delivered, for example, extension activities on their experience of university life and admissions.
  • Building connections: To strengthen links between schools and the University of Oxford, and the Careers Service in particular.
What partcipating schools offer
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  • Three days in school for two or more Oxford University students.
  • A programme of observation of a variety of classes/teachers, with the opportunity to contribute to a lesson if appropriate.
  • A named contact on the staff to coordinate with us.
  • Schools can specify the departments that are willing to host students, or leave it open, and choose which three days during the week of the programme to host students.
What the Careers Service will do
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  • We’ll advertise the programme to students, manage the applications and screen the applicants to provide you with students for the placements you offer.
  • We’ll run a pre-placement workshop for all participating students covering our expectations of them and insights into how to make the most of their time in school.
  • We’ll seek feedback from students and from participating schools to inform future programmes.
  • And of course we’ll be on hand to answer any questions you may have!
Find out more
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If you’re interested in finding out more or in getting involved, we’d love to hear from you. Email us at teaching@careers.ox.ac.uk or phone us on 01865 274665.

Abby Evans 
(Careers Adviser & Insight into Teaching programme co-ordinator)

This information was last updated on 13 December 2019.
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