- Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (20 credits)
Explore the roles and responsibilities of being a practitioner in the further education sector. Identify appropriate teaching and learning approaches in your subject specialist area and learn the basics of delivering inclusive and motivating sessions. Focus on reflection, planning, curriculum intent, curriculum sequencing and assessment theory.
- Practical Teaching and Professional Development (20 credits)
Develop your ability to reflect upon and evaluate your own teaching and gain an introduction to the key principles that impact on how we teach and assess learners. Demonstrate effective planning and management of learning through a series of professional observations and work with experienced subject specialist mentors to refine your craft. Learn to justify and demonstrate your ability to develop, improve and sequence the lessons you deliver in practice.
- Developing Curriculum and Implementing Policy in Post Compulsory Education and Training (30 credits)
Explore the wider context of curriculum design, including intent, implementation, and impact. Evaluate models of inclusive curriculum development, as well as the policy initiatives and key theories that have significantly influenced post compulsory education and training. Investigate strategies for developing and promoting an inclusive curriculum and design materials that will support you in applying models of inclusive and innovative practice in your subject specialist area.
- Advancing Subject Specialist Teaching through Critical Reflection and Professional Development (30 credits)
Critically evaluate and justify your approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in your subject specialist area. Reflect on your journey as a student teacher and set targets that will prepare you for your professional formation year. Demonstrate your ability to develop, improve and sequence your lessons and refine your knowledge and awareness of the wider curriculum as it applies to your subject specialism and professional practice.
- Developing Theories of Teaching, Learning and Assessment in Post Compulsory Education and Training (20 credits) (Generic pathway only)
Continue to develop your knowledge of teaching, learning and assessment. Gain a sound understanding of the principles related to Assessment for Learning and explore a range of strategies that you can use to support your learners’ progress. Explore classroom and behaviour management strategies in depth and refine your ability to creative inclusive learning environments. Critically interrogate key texts to enhance your subject knowledge, pedagogy, and awareness of your subject curriculum.
- Subject Specialist Knowledge and Pedagogy (English: Literacy) (20 credits) (English pathway only)
Explore classroom and behaviour management strategies in depth and refine your ability to create inclusive learning environments. Critically interrogate key texts to enhance your subject knowledge, pedagogy, and awareness of your subject curriculum. Discuss different levels of literacy and how these relate to the speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills of your own learners. Explore the theories and principles that relate to language acquisition and learning, as well as the ways in which we can examine written and spoken language.
- Subject Specialist Knowledge and Pedagogy (Special Educational Needs and Disability) (20 credits) (SEND pathway only)
Develop an understanding of key issues relating to Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND). Investigate relevant legislation and inclusive policies, and how these impact practice. Explore the meaning of terms such as ‘inclusion’ and ‘participation’ and examine key policy documents such as the SEND Code of Practice (2015) and the Equality Act (2010). Gain a robust comprehension of the theories, concepts, and frameworks around SEND, including different perceptions and how these can be described, analysed and accurately referenced. Examine critical elements of the teaching and learning cycle and demonstrate how you can apply these within your SEND specialism.
- Subject Specialist Knowledge and Pedagogy (Maths: Numeracy) (20 credits) (Maths pathway only)
Explore the factors that influence the development and progression of numeracy learners. Examine the use of assessment approaches to meet the needs of numeracy-based learners and use maths teaching approaches and resources to meet the needs of individuals. Promote learning and learner support within numeracy-related teaching and learning. Understand how to liaise with others to promote the inclusion of numeracy and wider maths related skills in learning programmes. Explore the fundamental attributes of maths/numeracy and examine how learning theories and the origins of maths impact on numeracy teaching.
- Subject Specialist Knowledge and Pedagogy (Computing) (20 credits) (Computing pathway only)
Gain an understanding of key issues relating to teaching computing and technology-related subjects. Explore the key factors that influence delivery and learning through technology. Develop or consolidate the use of technology within your teaching and learning practice. Improve your general and specialist digital skills vital for learning, life, and work in an increasingly digitalised world. Learn to effectively use technology in your teaching, learning and assessment activities.
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