Investigate the content of your specific subject. Formulate skillful questioning which reveals levels of student understanding. Explore ways of motivating students including the provision of a challenging curriculum designed to foster their problem solving abilities. Set homework or home-based activities that are challenging, consolidate work already completed and encourage students to take responsibility for their own academic progress.
Immerse yourself in teaching institutions to develop professional knowledge about teaching and learn to make judgments about the routines, skills and strategies that support effective teaching. Gain experience in a work-based learning environment to meet professional Teachers’ Standards identified in Government legislation.
The assessed placement is divided into two blocks of teaching practice; a minimum of 20 days will be within an alternative mainstream school. A total of 120 days is required in school. All placements have to be in England or Wales. Applicants need to source their own placements.
- Development of Learning: A Case Study (Level 7)
Identify the ways in which your placement addresses the educational needs of a particular small group of individual students and which shows how learning is developed over a short period of time, or what could be done to enhance its development in the future. Engage with, and critically evaluate, teaching and learning.
- Negotiated Individual Study in Education (Level 7)
Structure and undertake a piece of independent academic study related to your particular vocational/professional development, which will encourage you to engage in intellectual challenge and dialogue. Develop both general and subject-specific knowledge and skills, negotiated and agreed between you, your subject supervisor and supervising University tutor. Identify and develop key skills that will enhance your ability to transfer learning to further study and to the workplace. Present your research proposal and a final written account of your learning.
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