The module seeks to enhance your ability to reflect critically on, and to evaluate, teaching and learning; by recognising particular curriculum and professional challenges; and by developing your ability to respond to these concerns in sophisticated, innovative and creative ways.
Key learning activities of the module are practical teaching experience and the engagement with other specialists through collaborative practice.
Your QTLS is the full professional status for teachers in the Lifelong Learning sector.
During the course you’ll have the opportunity to develop the skills to play a full part in teaching and curriculum development.
The course gives you the opportunity to concentrate on your own subject area, in addition to your subject specialism you may be required to embed core subjects including English, Maths, Digital Literacies and SEND into your teaching and Learning. You’ll have the opportunity to gain experience of learning and teaching alongside other professionals with support from tutors and work-based mentors.
You’ll be supported to gain competence in planning, teaching and learning; and in working with students; with assessment of your progress taking place in formal classrooms and in student-centred learning situations.While you study you’ll focus on your particular subject specialist area, alongside general teaching in the lifelong learning sector.We know there’s no substitute for the classroom environment, so we’ll give you the opportunity to go on placement with one of our partnership institutions.You'll have the opportunity to explore the impact of policy on professional practice and curriculum developments, drawing on appropriate evidence to evaluate professional practice and discuss possible improvements.You'll also discuss key issues of professionalism in Lifelong Learning, including debates on reflective practice and a discussion of your own educational values and the extent to which these promote social justice.You'll have the chance to evaluate your teaching effectiveness and develop as a reflective practitioner as well as engage in personal and professional development planning, against the appropriate Professional Standards, to recognise and develop relevant subject specialist knowledge, behaviours and skills.This will include further development of English, Maths and digital skills for you and your students.It explores your teaching values, knowledge of your subject specialism, and your knowledge and understanding of how you're learning to teach.You'll have the opportunity to learn how to identify and respond to students’ needs, and how to use suitable teaching, learning and assessment strategies to develop inclusive teaching and learning environments.The module is assessed by means of a practical micro-teaching assignment and the design of an intervention, strategy, activity or resource, underpinned by an understanding of key principles of teaching, learning and assessment.The module reviews your practice as a trainee teacher.