Presentation on theme: "Open Learning Part-time Primary PGCE Aims of the seminar: To present an overview of the course; To begin to explore the concept of open learning; To identify."— Presentation transcript:
Open Learning Part-time Primary PGCE Aims of the seminar: To present an overview of the course; To begin to explore the concept of open learning; To identify how the course is supported by learning technologies; To demonstrate how trainee teachers might develop through use of learning technologies.
Overview of the Course Academic Linked to ITTNC (DfES 02) – core and foundation subjects, Foundation Stage areas of learning, ICT, and Professional Issues (including child development). Home and school based study tasks within the four themes: Learners & learning; Teachers and teaching; The content of teaching and learning; The monitoring, assessment, recording, reporting and accountability (MARRA) of teaching and learning.
School Experience Although the course runs over 5 terms, school experience is seen as having three phases: Term 1 Partnership placement 1 Partnership placement 2
Term 1 Trainee arranged school: Serial practice – 10 days. School tasks working within class teachers’ planning, possibly in more than one classroom across the age phase. There are no formal observations during term 1.
Partnership Placement 1 Terms 2 & 3 Institute of Education arranged school: Serial practice – 20 days. Working with groups on school tasks (pairs to whole class) for focused periods of time, e.g. literacy plenary session; group of 6 within the daily maths lesson. Three formal observations. (School and Institute).
Partnership Placement 1 Terms 2 & 3 Staying in the same school: Block practice – 4 weeks. Moving towards working with whole class responsibility by beginning of week 3. Four formal observations. (School and Institute)
Partnership Placement 2 Terms 4 & 5 Institute of Education arranged school: Specialism serial practice – 15 days. Working within specialism tasks. Two or three formal observations (School and Institute).
Partnership Placement 2 Terms 4 & 5 Staying in the same school: Final block practice – 6 weeks. Trainee takes responsibility for class by beginning of week 2. At least five formal observations (School and Institute). Final assessment against standards for practical teaching.
Assessment Formative (all terms): Study tasks for all academic areas Formative assignment Draft assignments School Experience formative assessments Summative (Term 5): Presentation of specialism (Term 4) Assignments in English, mathematics, science and professional issues (Term 5) Profile of final block School Experience Completion of the first part of the Career Entry and Development Profile
Open Learning Study tasks and readings handbooks Central Training Days – maximum of 5 a term FirstClass conferencing tool
Study and School-based Tasks Aims Process Action Review
Central Training Days Lectures Workshops Tutorials – in Cluster groups or as individuals Opportunity to visit the library
FirstClass Support Learning Informing Assessing Collaborating
FirstClass Conferences FOR TRAINEE TEACHERS Noticeboard (D or E) Cluster Group conference Subject focused conferences – English, mathematics and science knowledge Specialism conferences – Arts or Humanities Collaborative conferences – e.g. SEN, CD Rom reviews Hotline to IoE office!
FirstClass Conferences (cont) FOR TUTORS TutorsConference SMT Subject conferences for discussion and input e.g. Specialism Their own cluster group conference, which they oversee