ID4001 Communication and Teaching in Science
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There are 47 students taking this module in September 2010 from the Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geosciences, Mathematics & Statistics, and Physics & Astronomy. All students have gone through a selection process to be chosen to be placed in primary or secondary schools in Fife and Tayside. Students have to spend 20-25 hours at the school. The timetable and dates are agreed between the teacher and student. This is an interdisciplinary Science module coordinated from the School of Biology.
The module is part of the UK Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme, which aims to give students experience of communicating with school pupils, and to give schools useful assistance from an undergraduate who has current knowledge, expertise, and enthusiasm for their science, technology, or mathematical subject. Our module has been given some funding by the Undergraduate Ambassadors Scheme.
The module coordinatorr is Professor Alyson Tobin Dean of the Faculty of Science and a Professor in the School of Biology.
Address: College Gate, North Street, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ
Telephone: 01334 462127
Module Administrator: Miss Lianne Baker 01334 463369 firstname.lastname@example.org
Students taking this module will be directly supervised by the academic representative from their department, who will also liaise directly with the school teacher mentor.
University Department Representative Contact Details
Biology: Dr Rebecca Aspden, Scottish Oceans Institute, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 8LB
Chemistry: Dr Nigel Botting, School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife, KY16 9ST
Telephone 01334 463856
Computer Science: Prof Stephen Linton, School of Computer Science, Jack Cole Building, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9S
Telephone: 01334 463269
Geography & Geosciences: Dr Ruth Robinson, School of Geography & Geosciences, Irvine Building, University of St Andrews, North Street, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9AL
Telephone 01334 463996
Mathematics & Statistics: Dr Graham Bell, School of Mathematics & Statistics, Mathematical Institute, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS
Telephone 01334 463700
Physics & Astronomy: Dr Bruce Sinclair, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of St Andrews, North Haugh, St Andrews, Fife KY16 9SS
Telephone 01334 463118