Presentation on theme: "1 1 NTNU, May 2009 An American Teacher Student Teaching Social Science for 3 months in a Norwegian Middle School: Why and How? Courtney Ann Breen, student."— Presentation transcript:
1 1 NTNU, May 2009 An American Teacher Student Teaching Social Science for 3 months in a Norwegian Middle School: Why and How? Courtney Ann Breen, student from Penn State University, USA and Randi Moxnes Karlsen, universitetslektor PLU NTNU
3 3 NTNU, May 2009Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), PLU 2012 Programme for Teacher Education /PLU at NTNU PLU’s International Exchange Programmes - Penn State University, USA - University of Washington, Seattle, USA - Utrecht University, The Netherlands - in progress: London University, Goldsmiths etc First some facts on NTNU… and a few pictures …
5 5 NTNU, May 2009 Campus Dragvoll PLU Dragvoll gård
6 6 NTNU, May 2009 Ten areas of study Architecture Technology Humanities Science Social Sciences Medicine Psychology Fine Art Music Practical-Pedagogical Education/PPU EDUCATION
7 7 NTNU, May 2009 The International Cooperation in the Teacher Training Programme, PPU BACKGROUND 1998 Discussions with UU in The Netherlands (similar Teacher Education Standards) First exchange with UU in 1999 – 2 in and 2 out 2002 Discussions with PSU (Murray Nelson and Haege Hestnes) First exchange with PSU in 2003 – 2 in and 2 out 2004 Delegation from PLU to Seattle to discuss an exchange First exchange with UW in 2006 – 2 in and 3 out Since the start in 1999 and until today 163 students have joined in the exchange programme
8 8 NTNU, May 2009 How are PLU students selected? Application form and information, internet: http://www.ntnu.no/plu/praksis/internasjonal_studentutvekslinghttp://www.ntnu.no/plu/praksis/internasjonal_studentutveksling All apply before Sept 1, to be able to leave the following spring Interviews, check: motivation, economy and English language skills Selection of 12 out of 20-25 applicants, what subjects might the receiving universities place in their schools? Meeting at NTNUs International section: information and filling in forms for students to the US. PLU pays for visa and travel to Oslo for visa interview.
9 9 NTNU, May 2009 Development and content Students with almost all teaching subjects are allowed to participate examples: OutIn Biology 10Biology 7 Chemistry 8Chemistry 1 Drama 3 English 26English 25 Geography 5Geography 2 German 2 History 12History 10 Mathematics 18Mathematics 5 Media 6 Music 4 Norwegian 6 Physical Ed 6 Physics 10 Psychology 2 Religion/philosophy 1 Science 4 Social Science 20 Spanish 3Spanish 2
10 NTNU, May 2009 Student’s Responses Norwegian students abroad are very pleased with the challenges they get abroad. They present their experiences to PLU at the FoU-conference every spring in May (this year May 15 and 16) – Welcome to Dragvoll! What do incoming students at NTNU think about the programme? This years student from Penn State University Miss Courtney Ann Breen teaches history /social science at Charlottenlund Middle School
11 NTNU, May 2009 Development and Content - I Students abroad teach full time for 3 months in a school – 250 lessons One or two subjects Supervised from the university abroad once a week Debriefing once every 2 weeks at campus Dinners with university staff
12 NTNU, May 2009 Development and Content - II Students in Trondheim teach part time for 2-3 months – 100 lessons One subject, several classes Supervised from NTNU one lesson and from national mentors a whole day each Debriefing at campus every Thursday afternoon / dinners Excursions both in Trondheim (Cathedral) and regional (Røros etc) Student assistant (since 2008) – provide bedlinen/duvets kitchen ware
13 NTNU, May 2009 Further Development - I PLU plans to send and receive students to/from more universities University of London, Goldsmiths spring 2013 Spain? Pompeu Fabra?, Barcelona spring 2014? France?Germany? Elsewhere in the world?
14 NTNU, May 2009 Further Development - II More cooperation for staff, so far… Staff has cooperated with UU in the EU-project APL Staff has done research at UW and PSU, Rita Riksaasen (ped) Staff has visited UW, Kjersti Wæge, Bård Knutsen (math/bio) Staff has visited our students in UU, PSU and UW (up to 2008) Both PLU-staff and school’s professional mentors Staff will visit UU this March, Bård Knutsen (bio)