You will complete two school based training placements on the course alongside University-based training.
This module encourages you to build upon the experience gained in the School-Based Training 1 module. It aims to provide an extended, individual school experience across the age ranges of 11-16, 11-18 or 14-19. You will undertake 74 days of teaching across a six-month period, so you can address the standards specified by the statutory teaching standards.
This is a structured programme of subject teaching methodology and application workshops and seminars. You will develop the knowledge and skills required to teach your chosen subject. You will be able to identify and evaluate effective strategies for assessing children's learning in the selected subject, through formative and summative assessment strategies. You will critically evaluate the effectiveness of a wide range of resources and your own lesson plans. You will understand the importance of literacy, numeracy and ICT in delivering an effective curriculum and transferable skills. You will analyse research data and critically evaluate how research has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of how to teach your subject effectively.
Professional studies is a programme of lectures and seminars focusing on contemporary issues in education and professional development. This part of the course takes place partly at the University and partly at school through lectures, workshops and seminars to mixed subject groups. You will find this an intensive 36-week course, during which you will be expected to carry out assignments during the Christmas and Easter holiday periods.
You can find more information about this course in the programme specification. Module and programme information is indicative and may be subject to change.
Alexandra is a senior lecturer and is also responsible for the oversight of students registered with the dyslexia and disabilities unit at Middlesex University.
As a former Professional Coordinating mentor at a London school, Gareth is very familiar with training programmes and the needs of both schools and trainees.