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  • Department of

    Teacher Education University of Greenwich

    SECONDARY PGCE/SD PROGRAMME

    PROFESSIONAL STUDIES Handbook

    2017-18

  • CONTENTS

    Page

    3 Letter from PS Course Leader

    4 PGCE Programme Structure & Calendar 2017-18

    5 Introduction to Professional Studies

    7 Professional Studies & Course Timetable

    11 Suggested Texts

    13 Professional Studies & Assignment

    18 Assessment Criteria

    20 Missed Sessions Proforma

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    Information on assignment writing Referencing Course specifications

    30 School of Education regulations and policies.

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    Dear Trainees and School Colleagues, We are pleased to introduce to you our Professional Studies Guide, which we hope will be of value to Professional Coordinating Mentors, subject mentors and trainees alike. The course has been written to embrace the Teachers Standards for Qualified Teacher Status and the University sessions respond to current training priorities including behaviour management, SEND, safeguarding, The Prevent Duty, Child Development and Mental Health, SMSC etc. All trainees are initially enrolled at level 7 - the post graduate route for this course with the option of transferring to level 6 in February. The Masters level credits acquired as a result of successfully completing the Level 7 course can eventually be used as part of a Masters degree through the accreditation of prior learning. This guide provides the aims and course outlines for both levels along with timetables for sessions and advice on preparing for them. There is also guidance on the professional studies and the assignment (again at both levels) which is the assessed element of the course. School based Professional Studies Schools also run their own PS programme (which might also be shared for example, with NQTs). This course guide therefore also provides a useful reference point for school-based Professional Coordinating Mentors when organising their own in house professional studies programmes. Any of the topics in the University based programme can be given a school-based perspective. While we hope that all topics in this course can be given a school-based perspective, there are certain topics relating to the Standards which would particularly benefit from school based input. These are:

    The Safeguarding agenda/ e-safety info /Child development (mental health)/resilience from the perspective of the secondary school (Reference Part 2 of the Standards & TS5)

    Supporting inclusion and individual needs in school (Reference TS2 & 5)

    Working with others in school (Reference TS8)

    School policies e.g Part 2 of the Teachers Standards Personal & Professional Conduct & more recently The Prevent Duty (including Radicalization)

    The use of local and national assessment data to inform practice & promote pupil progress (Reference TS2 & 6)

    We would appreciate if schools could prioritise these issues as part of their induction procedures and ongoing PS programme.

    This handbook will contribute to the successful integration of school and university based inputs in professional studies.

    Roz Hornsby PGCE Professional Studies Co-ordinator Secondary Education 0208 331 9459

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    PGCE Programme Structure

    Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) 150 credits @ levels 5, 6 and 7 (Masters) Professional Graduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) = 150 credits @ levels 5 and 6

    Professional Graduate Certificate in Education Post Graduate Certificate in Education

    School Experience A = 15 credits @ Level 5

    School Experience B = 15 credits @ Level 6

    Subject Knowledge & Pedagogy 1 = 30 credits @ Level 6

    Subject Knowledge & Pedagogy 2 = 30 credits @ Level 6

    Professional Studies & literature review/ critical analysis of trainees own practice = 45 credits @ Level 6

    Professional Studies & literature review/ critical analysis of trainees own practice = 45 credits @ Level 7

    E-portfolio = 15 credits @ Level 6

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    Introduction to the Professional Studies & School Based Research Course ACAD 1320 level 7 & ACAD 1319- level 6

    This course represents the professional studies and critical analysis of an area or topic of professional or pedagogical interest of the PGCE Programme which complements and is integrated with the Subject Studies and School Placements (see programme structure on page 4). This course covers those aspects of teaching and learning and the wider role of the teacher which all secondary teachers need to understand and engage with, whatever their subject. It also emphasises the fact that, although belonging to a departmental team of teachers, you will also be expected to contribute to the work of the whole staff, to whole-school systems, ethos, events and practice. The content of the course engages with many of the Teachers Standards especially those which relate to the Safeguarding agenda. The timetable in this handbook indicates a breakdown of how each session engages with the Standards. These are: (Part One) TS1 -Set high expectations TS2 Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils TS3 Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge TS4 Plan and teach well -structured lessons TS5 Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all children TS6 Make accurate and productive use of assessment TS7 Manage behaviour effectively TS8 Fulfil wider professional responsibilities (Part Two)

    Upholding public trust in the profession and maintain high standards of ethics and behaviour within and outside school

    You should ensure that, as you move through this course, you use your participation in PS and school-based enquiry to develop your knowledge, skills and understanding in the Standards areas. We would also hope that this course will contribute substantially to your reflective work. The Professional Studies sessions run throughout the year, interspersed with university-based subject work and your school placements, and you will be expected to base your professional studies and PS assignment on observations and inputs you carry out during your school placements. In this way, PS supports, underpins and provides a holistic background for your subject-based teacher education.

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    Most PS sessions at university last a whole day. The university-based PS programme is a combination of sessions which might begin with a keynote followed by a seminar or workshop in smaller cross-subject tutorial groups. This enables you to work with colleagues who are teaching subjects other than your own and to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration and gain insights from outside your own subject area. Collaborative and shared learning are important features of the work of these groups and can be employed as teaching/learning strategies in your own teaching. Some of the keynotes and some seminars are provided by practising professionals from schools. For each session there is required reading which will need to be done in advance. This will mean that you are able to maximise the learning experience. The readings are posted on Moodle. You are expected to check the professional studies area on Moodle regularly. These notes can be used towards showing how you have met some of the Teachers Standards in your Portfolio of Evidence. You are expected to attend every session. If you do not attend at least 80% you could be required to repeat the entire course.

    If you do miss any sessions you must complete the missed session proforma and send this to you PS tutor alongside the work missed . This will need to be agreed and signed your PS seminar tutor.

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    SECONDARY PGCE

    Professional Studies

    Programme for 2017-2018 (please note some sessions are subject to change and this will be reflected on Moodle)

    (all information for lectures and seminars is uploaded onto Moodle)

    14/9/17

    Thursday

    (week 0)

    10-12

    Lecture

    1-4pm

    Seminars

    Lecture

    i) Introduction to the course ii)A background to the nature of secondary education:

    history, ideology and policy Keynote Speaker- Keith Evans

    UoG

    iii) Post graduate level 7

    Seminar

    Ice breakers -getting to know each other

    Curriculum, different curricula, model and purposes

    Planning a curriculum

    Cross curricular models

    Working at level 7 literature review, exploration of an area of

    professional or pedagogic interest and critical analysis

    Rooms

    (Tbc on

    Moodle)

    LT M140

    M131 RH

    M132- KE

    S010 - LS

    M056- MB

    21/9/17

    Thursday

    (week 1)

    10-12am

    Lecture

    1-4pm

    Seminars

    Lecture

    Child Development and Mental Health Keynote Speaker-

    Health lecturer Amanda Collins Eade

    Seminar 1

    Social and mental development issues in adol