What is PGCE at M-Level and what can you expect from the course? How can it help you to develop as a professional?
Master's-level study is now a well established component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of Master's level aspects in teacher education.
This Second Edition includes discussion of recent developments in education policy, greater coverage of reflective practice in school-based training and up-to-date advice on how to get a teaching job at the end of your course.
With new reflective activities designed to help students develop critical skills, and improved references to additional material, this book is essential reading for students on PGCE courses in primary and secondary education.
Keira Sewell leads Visionary Education (www.visionary-education.co.uk), an education consultancy covering teacher training, science education, strategic development and business and industry partnerships.
Contrbutors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton, Edge Hill University, the University of Dundee and an independent consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions.
Praise for the book:
"Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally.
Moving forward from the first edition in a way that incorporates education policy from recent fast moving times this enables trainees to critique and identify how the education arena is shaped. This new edition also enables trainees to develop many of the key skills of M-Level work; the development of reflective activities to enable deep reflection and critical analysis is a welcome development.
This comprehensive text will be a valuable resource for anyone training to be a PGCE teacher." - Tim Roberts, PGCE Programme Director, University of Hertfordshire
Keira Sewell is programme director of the Primary PGCE at Southampton University. Contributors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton and the University of Cumbria.
What Will the PGCE at M-Level Do for Me? - Keira Sewell and Liz Lakin What Is the Difference Between the Postgraduate Certificate in Education and the Professional Graduate Certificate in Education? What Does a PGCE at M-Level Look Like? How Do I Decide Which Route Is for Me? Education in Scotland Qualifying to Teach in Scotland What Can I Expect My PGCE at M-Level to Look Like at Subject Level? - Liz Lakin The Subject Specialist and Competent Teacher An Introduction to the Curriculum and Its Supporting Literature Developing Your Subject Knowledge Taking Ownership of Your Subject Knowledge and Understanding The Professional Educator The Learning Process: Theories The Learning Process: Application What Can I Expect My PGCE at M-Level to Look Like During My School-Based Training? Context What Exactly is Reflection? So How Can I Develop My Reflective Skills and What is My Role in This Process? How Should I Record the Process of Reflection? Directed Activity Example The Role of the Mentor What Does my Mentor Get Out of It? What Is the Relationship between Research and Development as a Professional? - Tim Cain What Role Does Research Play in My Professional Development? Educational Theory Reading Research Why Should I Research My Own Practice? How Do I Research My Own Practice? Problems with M-Level Research Assignments What Have Assignments to Do with My Professional Development? How Does Academic Writing at M-Level Make Me a Better Teacher? - Kate Domaille What is My Tutor Looking For in My Academic Study? From H-Level to M-Level And so to Reading... Using the Library Two Case Studies, Starting with Excellent! Writing Well How Does Academic Writing at M-level Make Me a Better Teacher? Getting a Job With a PGCE at M-Level - Keira Sewell So How Do I Sell Myself to Potential Employers? Filling Out the Application Form Planning a Sample Lesson Being Interviewed After the Interview Why Should I Continue My Studies? - Keira Sewell What Further Study Options are Available? What Part of My PGCE at M-Level Can I Use to Transfer into a Masters Award? What Course Should I Choose? When Should I Continue with My Studies? Potential Barriers to Further Study