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Robinson College


Robinson College, in association with the SAPS (Science and Plants for Schools) programme at Homerton College, invites applications from teachers in UK secondary schools and colleges for a Schoolteacher Fellowship in Plant Science, for one term during the academical year 2001-02.

The Fellowship will last for one term at a time mutually convenient for the College and the successful candidate. Single accommodation in Robinson College and a meal allowance will be provided. SAPS will cover the full cost of the Fellow's salary for the term and will also provide a grant for consumables and equipment. The successful candidate will, before taking up the Fellowship, be expected to undertake preparatory reading and to visit Cambridge to consult with those who will guide the work.

The successful candidate will be expected to carry out research into ways of enhancing the teaching of photosynthesis at secondary level in schools and colleges. Part of the research will look at teaching and learning, focusing on conceptual difficulties faced by pupils and how best to encourage sound learning and understanding of photosynthesis within the curriculum. In addition, the research will endeavour to develop appropriate practical approaches to the teaching and practical investigation of photosynthesis, for pupils at KS3, KS4, and post-16 students. The Fellow will be expected to make major contributions to SAPS publications on photosynthesis.

Further information is available from the Senior Tutor's Assistant, Robinson College, Cambridge, CB3 9AN (tel. 01223 339123). The closing date for applications is 12 March 2001.

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Cambridge University Reporter, 21 February 2001
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