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Wanted: Summer School Course Instructors

The NIAS Gifted Education Programme is looking for instructors to develop and conduct a three-week residential course for secondary-school gifted children in the summer of 2014.  The summer-school will cater to around 15 secondary-school children per course.  Each child will select one course, and we will simultaneously host multiple courses.

We are now accepting applications for the position of Summer-School Instructor.

You should be an expert in any subject-area (preferably PhD holders). We are looking for courses that will interest teenagers (nanotechnology, microbiology, linguistics, journalism, film studies...) and for instructors who keep abreast of cutting-edge developments in their field.

You will have to develop an approximately 90-hour course including:

  • objectives – what skills and knowledge will children learn?
  • structure of the course, including lesson plans
  • activities
  • reading and instructional materials
  • assessment measures. 

 

The course must be hands-on and allow children to learn through individual projects, group projects, and group discussion.  Lectures should occupy only a small proportion of class-time.

You should ideally have experience teaching or working with teens.  You need to be able to develop and deliver a challenging curriculum to gifted teens; you should be prepared to deal with rapid learners with advanced thinking and questioning skills.  Typically in a workshop of this design catering to gifted children, you will deliver the equivalent of one semester of secondary-school curriculum.  This sounds like a lot: but remember these are very bright young people.  The summer-school is not intended to resemble the content or structure of a typical classroom.

Instructors will receive an honorarium and certificate.

To apply, please fill in the form below and email it before August 15 to giftededucationindia.nias@gmail.com.

Selected applicants will be invited to an interview (dates TBA).  A one-week workshop will be held to orient instructors in late 2013 at NIAS, Bangalore. 

 

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