9781446208298

Doing Your PGCE at M-level : A Guide for Students

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  • ISBN13:

    9781446208298

  • ISBN10:

    144620829X

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-04
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
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Summary

What is PGCE at M-Level and what can you expect from the course? How can it help you to develop as a professional? Masters-level study is an increasingly prevalent component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best-selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of M-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 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. 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

Table of Contents

What Will the PGCE at M-Level Do for Me?
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?
What Can I Expect My PGCE at M-Level to Look Like at Subject Level?
The Subject Specialist and Competent Teacher
The Professional Educator
Suggestions and Answers to Activities
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?
The Role of the Mentor
What Does my Mentor Get out of It?
What Is the Relationship Between Research and Development as a Professional?
What Role Does Research Play in My Professional Development?
Educational Theory
Reading Research
How Do I Research My Own Practice?
Problems with M-Level Research Assignments
What Has This to Do with My Professional Development?
How Does Academic Writing at M-Level Make Me a Better Teacher?
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 Make Me a Better Teacher?
Getting a Job With a PGCE at M-Level
So How Do I Sell Myself to Potential Employers?
Filling Out the Application Form
Planning a Sample Lesson
Being Interviewed
After the Interview
Continuing Your Studies
Why Should I Continue My Studies?
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
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