Developments in ITE
Sheila King
Secondary PGCE Course
Director: partnerships
1. Move to M level credits
90 transferable M level credits (see leaflet)
(180 credits= a full Masters qualification)
30 credits -Subject Studies
30 credits -Subjects in a wider context
30 credits -3rd module which is chosen from a
wide range of options (see next slide)
+ 30 credits (non transferable) at H level
Professional Practice with recommendation for
Qualified Teacher Status
30 credits gained from the 3rd
module which is chosen from a wide
range of options:
Professional Development Portfolio –
number of tasks relating to practical teaching
and whole school issues
Subject extensions e.g. fieldwork in
One module from existing Institute MAs e.g.
special educational needs
A PGCE with M level credits
3 progression routes
Route 1
A generic, professional master’s course with mixed mode
and face to face learning e.g. Master of Teaching.
Route 2
Subject specific master’s e.g. MA Art & Design in
Education - extra module plus dissertation based on art
Route 3
Specialist master’s course e.g. MA Educational
Foundations, Media Education, Teaching English to
Speakers of other Languages.
2. ITE requirements and influences
from TDA
• Primary (inc KS2/3) to have science
GCSE or equivalence tests.
• New Standards in place in September
• Link advisors
• Greater subject involvement(?)
3. Following the schools’ agenda
1. Personalised learning and Learning to
2. Assessment for Learning
3. Every Child Matters and AOT
4. Building in non-subject - literacy and numeracy, ICT,
citizenship (enterprise and work related learning) – short and fat not long and thin
5. Creativity and creative leadership especially in
middle management (NCSL links)
Local collaboration ( e.g. school phobia, learning outside
4. Ofsted – move to self evaluation
New framework since 2005
8 working weeks
Focus is M&QA
SED is lynchpin and then evidence required for all headings in the SED
Likely areas for focus: benchmarking, partnership, evaluations,
peer review
• Subject not necessarily seen – Appendix 3 plus
handout of documentation we have requested.
5. Greater international links
Beginning Teacher placements in Europe Pilot 06-7
• Develop a new experience for the Beginning Teachers
and add greatly to their training and “what it means to be
a teacher”
• Develop a European dimension to the Professional
Studies element of the course
• Provide an opportunity for differentiation
• Innovative for the IOE- marketing and recruitment, part
of the International Strategy
• Establish links with European teacher training institutions
and schools for tutor professional development
• and….see next slide!
Contribute towards the Bologna
Declaration 1999. In particular:
–“Student mobility and free
movement shall be promoted”
–“The European dimension shall be
promoted in HE through curricula,
inter-institutional co-operation and
mobility schemes for both students
and teachers/researchers”
• Timescale : 1 week in school/ training institution/both
• Period: January 2007
• Supervision: 3 IOE tutors to visit the BTs during the week- Staff
development funded
• Number of Participants: 10 BTs would be selected from different
subject areas and be prepared and de-briefed at the IOE. Host
institutions will also be involved in this process.
• Requirements: Completion of a reflective log based on the DfES
Standards to be included in the PDP. Tutors will feedback to
• Costs: Travel, accommodation, insurance and subsistence for BTs
and tutors will be covered. 600 Euros per BT and Tutor
• Funding: European Development have already offered a contribution
International links beyond EU
• 5 BTs 10 weeks in Mexico, Norway,
Russia, Canada.
• Organised by outside group
• Return to first placement for 3 weeks end
of course assessment.
6. ICT – where next?
• Very few beginners
• Communication by electronic means?
• Some exceptionally able BTs – how to
spread their expertise
• Huge variety of kit and access still in
schools – expect nothing and everything!
• Virtual lessons, e-assignments and emarking
7. Coaching – the buzz word
• ITE or ITE
• Mentors or coaches
What other changes do you see as

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