013409 Professional Learning6cp; blended mode (face-to-face workshops and lectures, small group meetings, online learning activities)
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This first subject in the professional experience sequence locates teaching as a profession. A key element of the profession is a commitment to continual improvement and knowledge production. The subject introduces a range of forms of professional teacher learning. The subject contrasts relevant professional learning forms with varying emphasis on context, collaboration, evidence-based decision making and education research. Students practice participating in various forms of teacher learning and consider the utility of these for their ongoing development, as well as their implication for pupil learning. The benefits of parent/carer engagement in education are explored, along with strategies for teachers to work effectively, sensitively and confidently with parents/carers. The Graduate Teacher Standards (GTS) and e-portfolios are introduced as a basis for organising, monitoring and documenting professional learning.
Autumn session, City campus
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