These courses support participants to gain and/or develop further the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required of a professional teacher in the post-compulsory sector. They draw upon professional standards as appropriate to develop concepts, skills and strategies necessary to enhance performance in the PCE sector. The courses also support the development of critical and reflective dialogue in lifelong education and training. Students are supported to develop strategies to assess their own performance, strengths, weaknesses and development needs in order to actively engage in their own continuing professional development.
The courses can be offered as accredited or non-accredited CPD.
4PC005 Literacy, Language and Learners (20 credits)
This module aims to provide an introduction to socio-cultural issues relating to language and literacy learning and to enable learners to explore and evaluate their own language and literacy habits and practices. It also provides learners with a refresher course in English grammar.
5PC007 ESOL Theories and Frameworks (20 credits)
The module will introduce you to the complexity of theories and approaches to language learning and literacy development for first and second language. In addition, it will allow you to analyse the frameworks of language via a piece of text intended for teaching purposes. It provides an opportunity to engage with and acquire the knowledge and skills underpinning the LLUK specifications for teachers of ESOL
5PC008 Literacy, Theories and Frameworks (20 credits)
This module will enable students to inform their practice as Literacy teachers with theoretical models and principles. Students will use different frameworks to analyse written and spoken texts and discourse. They will explore the acquisition of language and the relevance of this to Literacy teaching. The emphasis will be on holistic approaches to Literacy teaching and learning strategies: the interdependence of listening, speaking, reading and writing and the processes that underpin these
6PC005 Supported Study in Post-compulsory Education (20 credits)
This module supports students to negotiate the subject of an academic study thereby significantly tailoring the course to individual needs and areas of interest.
6ED012 Studying and Teaching Plays (20 credits)
This module aims to provide a comprehensive and theoretical introduction to the study and teaching of plays in secondary schools. The focus will be on engaging pupils in an appreciation and understanding of a range of plays using innovative pedagogies. You will be encouraged to develop informed and critical reading of play and to be able to communicate them enthusiastically and effectively to pupils from a range of backgrounds and levels.
6ED013 Studying and Teaching Novels in Secondary Schools (20 credits)
This module will explore reader identity and experiences of reading novels. It will discuss ways in which identity and experience might inform interpretation. It will engage in critical appreciation of selected novels. The module includes opportunities to develop and theorise approaches to teaching novels with regard to teaching them effectively to a range of pupils in secondary school settings.
6ED014 Studying and Teaching Poetry in Secondary Schools (20 credits)
This module will explore the various agendas which contest, enable and obscure two central questions: ‘why do we teach poetry (or is it ‘poems’?) and ‘what are we doing when we do ‘teach’ poems. The module uses the ‘obligatory’ Anthology as a site for these debates.
6PC015 Introduction to Numeracy Studies (20 credits)
This module will enable students to improve their numeracy knowledge, understanding and practice. Students will consider fundamental attributes of mathematics and numeracy, the attributes of procedures within mathematics and numeracy and how the origins and status of mathematics impact on numeracy teaching. Students will reflect on their practice to improve their numeracy teaching.
6PC019 Introduction to Literacy Studies (20 credits)
The module aims to provide students with an understanding of literacy theories and frameworks. Students will consider theories and principles relating to language acquisition and learning, theories and principles relating to literacy learning and development and how language can be described and analysed. Students will also consider the processes involved in the development of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills for literacy learners.
7PC003 Identity and the management of changing roles in Lifelong Education and Professional Practice (20 credits)
This module is designed to facilitate students’ exploration of the different forces at work on practitioners' and managers' identities in lifelong education and professional practice settings. Students will share experiences and be supported to analyse the different (sometimes contradictory) cultural strands evident in their workplace. Theoretical perspectives and readings will assist students to reflect critically on their work environments, enabling them to explore principles and values and empowering them in their roles as managers within their individual professional practice setting.
7ED005 Mentoring: Critical Dialogue and Professional Practice (20 credits)
This module is designed to critically explore the practice of mentoring within the context of professional development in education and training.
7ED006 Mentoring: Theory and Practice (20 credits)
This module is designed to enable the mentor to critically explore the implications of mentoring relationships with emphasis on supporting the reflective practice skills of their mentees
7ED020 Developing Professional Practice (20 credits)
This module will support Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) to critically analyse their strengths and areas for development by using their professional experience and recommended literature to deepen their reflective practice. They will be expected to utilise audit tools as appropriate to enable them plan effectively for their future learning. NQTs will create action plans which outline how they will address identified development areas and be expected to undertake a critical reflection related to the learning identified in their action plans. In addition, they will be expected to demonstrate awareness of current legislation, guidance, research and initiatives related to their context of work.
7ED013 Independent Study - Coaching for Leadership (20 credits)
Developing a coaching culture in an organisation enables managers to provide effective support for the development of others; in doing so, they also improve performance. This course is designed to enable participants to gain a critical understanding of how coaching can impact an organisation. They will be able to assess their own skills, behaviours and knowledge as a coach, develop their abilities as a coach – with individuals and teams and plan for their further development.
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