Aims and Objectives
Having successfully completed this module you will be able to:
- Work independently, demonstrating initiative and self-management
- Use research evidence effectively in your professional practice
- Conduct observation of teaching, noting good practice; teaching strategies, skills and methods
- Participate in peer reflection
- The role and application of ICT in education and the implications arising from its use and abuse
- Demonstrate familiarity with principal sources of educational information and data, and organise and present such data in an informative manner
- Theories of teaching and learning and pedagogical content knowledge
- Use ICT competently in retrieving, interpreting, assessing and presenting information about pedagogy and your professional practice
- Articulate your own preferred learning styles and strategies, reflect on these in the light of learning theories, and use them to organize an effective work pattern including working to deadlines
- Diversity of learners' needs and appropriate learning and teaching approaches
- Assess critically the relationship between theory and your professional practice
- Organise and communicate your opinions and arguments in speech and writing, showing confident use of specialist vocabulary
- The range of stakeholders involved in the education of children and young people
- Apply professional ethics to your own practice
- Make effective use of a range of learning strategies
- The professional code within which teachers operate, and teachers' professional values
- Methods of formative and summative assessment, their strengths and limitations
The Syllabus will consist of all aspects that are required by the NCTL to form a competent, confident teacher. All Teaching Standards will be covered and addressed throughout the module:
1. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
2. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
3. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
4. Plan and teach well - structured lessons
5. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and the needs of all pupils
6. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
7. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure a good and safe learning environment
8. Fulfil wider professional responsibilities
Learning and Teaching
Teaching and learning methods
Teaching is usually by a range of lectures, small group seminars and individual tutorials. There is also a considerable 'placement' element to this module, where trainee teachers will be teaching in the classroom in their placement school. Trainees will be expected to be self-analytical and self-critical regarding their own teaching.
|Total study time||150|
Resources & Reading list
Resources as needed to plan and teach successful lessons.
Dillon, J., & Maguire, M. (2007). Becoming a teacher. Berkshire: Open University Press.
This is how we’ll formally assess what you have learned in this module.
This is how we’ll assess you if you don’t meet the criteria to pass this module.
Repeat type: Internal & External