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1 Consider Teaching! Professional Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE)

2 Introductions - Myra Pearson, Head of School Why Teaching? – Chris Munro PGDE Overview – Jayne Bruce & Archie Graham The Student Experience – Eoin Maloney (Primary) Chris Payne (Business Ed) Gemma Clare (Modern Studies) Shona Taylor (History) Application Process – Chris Munro Cheese & Wine Reception in MacRobert Building Programme

3 Why teaching? Chris Munro Depute Programme Director (School Experience & Recruitment)

4 Why teach? Rewarding Enjoyable Ever changing Challenging Sociable You can make a difference!

5 What makes a good teacher? A good teacher has patience and can be a bit of a laugh. Eimear, 13, Waterford Basically, someone who can control the class and truly inspire young people to fulfil their true potential. It sounds really cheesy and everything but it's true! Jamie, 13, Newcastle

6 A good teacher must be patient, understanding, confident and fair. They must be willing to repeat things and listen when you need help. One of the MOST important things though, is that lessons are made fun and interesting, we tend to learn more if they are! Kim, 10, Glasgow Source: What makes a good teacher?

7 Some statistics about teaching The average age of a teacher is 44 years (Sept 2004 census). 16% of teachers are over 55 years In Highland Council 50% of the teaching workforce is due to retire over the next 5 to 10 years. The last Scottish Executive aimed to have 53,000 teachers by 2007 Scotland still needs you to teach!

8 Teaching as a Career Secure employment (for permanent posts) Good career structure Entitlement to professional development Very good benefits - 13 weeks holiday - Generous pension Subject to change

9 How much does a teacher earn? Scale PointApril £20,427 1£24,501 2£25,956 3£27,432 4£29,435 5£30,864 6£32,583 Chartered Teacherup to £39,942 Head Teacherup to £78,642

10 Professional Development Initial Teacher Education: 36 weeks PGDE Induction Year: full-time for one academic year Continuing Professional Development

11 PGDE Overview Jayne Bruce PGDE Programme Director & Archie Graham Depute Programme Director (Learning and Teaching)

12 The New PGDE at Aberdeen A completely new ITE programme Accredited by GTCS Primary and Secondary students together Inclusive Practice at the centre Innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning New school experience pattern Strong partnerships with Local Authorities

13 PGDE Programme - Components and Connections Learning Through the Curriculum School Experience Professional Studies Further Professional Studies School Exp Assessments Learning & Teaching in Schools Summative Assessments Induction Year APS & CPD SITE Pastoral Support Ways of Working Programme Review & Research

14 Learning & Learners Social Justice The Active Professional Studies Unit 1 The Active Professional: Who am I? Unit 2 Education, Learning & Social Justice Unit 3 Learning & Learners Unit 4 Emotional, Social & Educational Literacies Unit 5 The Active Professional: Where am I now? Professional Studies Themes and Units

15 School Experience Direct Practice (guided by teachers & Uniiversity) Direct Practice (guided by teachers & Uniiversity) Alternative forms of good practice (observation, critical reflection & evaluation) Alternative forms of good practice (observation, critical reflection & evaluation) Critical study of practice (ongoing analysis, reflection & evaluation of own practice) Critical study of practice (ongoing analysis, reflection & evaluation of own practice) Critical Study (of theory & research in context to inform practice) Critical Study (of theory & research in context to inform practice) Model of Practice SE Tutor SE Tutor School Link Person (TR/SC) School Link Person (TR/SC) Teacher Supporter Teacher Supporter Assessment Observation Assessment Observation Student Campus Wider Aspects School community visits SE File & Portfolio SE File & Portfolio 18 weeks – ½ of the course in schools 2 school experience placements: SE1 = 1wk + 4wk + 4wk SE2 = 4wk + 5wk

16 The Student Experience

17 Quality of Education recognised The Times Good University Guide: Aberdeen ranked 1st in the UK for Education Good University Guide: (Price-Waterhouse-Coopers sponsored) Aberdeen ranked 2nd for Education behind Oxford.

18 Routes into Teaching Full-time Programme –Starts end of August –Not all subjects offered –Only cognate subjects offered as a joint qualification 2 yr Part-time option subject to LA support/demand –Primary, English, Gaelic, Home Economics, Maths and Physics High priority subjects: Maths, Gaelic, Physics, Technological Education, Home Economics High demand subjects (with limited places): Biology, Business Education, History and Modern Studies

19 Entry Requirements A degree with a minimum of 80 credit points in the specialist subject – 40 of which must be at SCQF level 8 Higher English (or equivalent) Standard Grade Maths (grade 1 or 2) – Primary only Full details of individual subject requirements noted online at Teaching in Scotland website:

20 Selection Criteria Communication: Interpersonal Skills Verbal & Non-verbal Characteristics: Personal Qualities Realistic Perspective Knowledge:Learning/Learners Curricular Scottish Education Interest in young people Enthusiasm

21 How to Apply PGDE – Primary & Secondary –All applications must be made through the General Teacher Training Registry (GTTR) –http://www.gttr.ac.uk/http://www.gttr.ac.uk/ –Primary applications still being considered –Secondary applications for specific subjects ongoing until full

22 Further Information Chris Munro PGDE Depute Programme Director (School Experience & Recruitment)

23 Thanks for listening! Any questions? Please join us over in the MacRobert Building for refreshments and an informal chat with Tutors and students


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