Professional Practice 2 (X1030)
15 credits, Level 7 (Masters)
In this module, you will be given the opportunity to develop and apply your knowledge and understanding in a phase/subject specialism in a school and classroom context. This is a current statutory requirement for Initial Teacher Training (TDA, 2007). You will be working towards the standards for Qualified Teacher Status in your professional practice.
The module will include the following: an induction week programme, providing an introduction to school policies and procedures; opportunities to observe experienced practitioners in the your specialist subject/phase; one hour of dedicated mentor time per week, focusing on subject knowledge and pedagogy; regular professional studies seminars organised by the school's professional tutor; phased introduction to teaching, including a negotiated timetable of classes across KS two, three, four and Post 16 (where appropriate), amounting to a total of 12 hours (eight hours classroom teaching and four hours other professional duties); one formal observation once a week by the mentor or designated other teacher in the department, with written and oral feedback; where required, one observation by the school's professional tutor, with written and oral feedback; one or two observations by the university curriculum tutor, with written and oral feedback; access to school resources, including ICT; opportunities to take part in wider school life, eg trips, clubs, tutor groups and parents' evenings.
Contact hours and workload
This module is approximately 150 hours of work. This breaks down into about 150 hours of contact time. The University may make minor variations to the contact hours for operational reasons, including timetabling requirements.
This module is running in the academic year 2020/21. We also plan to offer it in future academic years. It may become unavailable due to staff availability, student demand or updates to our curriculum. We’ll make sure to let our applicants know of such changes to modules at the earliest opportunity.
This module is offered on the following courses:
- Primary PGCE
- Secondary Art and Design PGCE
- Secondary Business Studies PGCE
- Secondary Classics PGCE
- Secondary Computer Science PGCE
- Secondary Design Technology PGCE
- Secondary English PGCE
- Secondary Geography PGCE
- Secondary History PGCE
- Secondary Mathematics PGCE
- Secondary Media Studies PGCE
- Secondary Modern Foreign Languages PGCE
- Secondary Music PGCE
- Secondary Physical Education PGCE
- Secondary Psychology PGCE
- Secondary Religious Education PGCE
- Secondary Science with Biology PGCE
- Secondary Science with Chemistry PGCE
- Secondary Science with Physics PGCE