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Developing Practice for Early Career Teachers

Duration: Flexible

Overview

This course supports the development of professional practice for those teachers in the early stages of their careers. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to becoming effective, informed and reflective professional practitioners.

The course will provide a context for participants to engage critically with their professional experiences within their NQT induction year and beyond. Participants will continue to develop the practical skills in teaching and learning gained in their QTS award, drawing on key research developments and readings, and with reference to current government priorities and directives.

Delivery & Content

Delivery

Delivery will be via a range of conferences and twilight sessions, blended learning, self-assessment and reflection activities.

Content

A brief summary of content covered would be:

• The development of knowledge and critical understanding of current and contemporary strategies/models/theories arising from key government priorities and directives.

• Application and selection of strategies/models/theories appropriate to teaching and learning contexts.

• Evaluating best practice and strategies used within the classroom and a range of settings.

• Developing the learning conversation.

• Utilising and applying strategies and tools in the classroom and a range of settings.

• Critical appraisal of strategies and self-evaluation.

Suitable for

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs)

Assessment

Candidates will complete two assessments including a critical reflection and a portfolio. This course can be accredited or non-accredited depending on individual needs and progression. If participants choose the accredited option they can gain 30 Masters level credits.

Progression

Participants may undertake further 30 credit Masters level CPD modules or may progress onto the full MA/MEd in Professional Practice.

Overview

This course supports the development of professional practice for those teachers in the early stages of their careers. It is intended to help participants to acquire the knowledge, skills and understanding essential to becoming effective, informed and reflective professional practitioners.

The course will provide a context for participants to engage critically with their professional experiences within their NQT induction year and beyond. Participants will continue to develop the practical skills in teaching and learning gained in their QTS award, drawing on key research developments and readings, and with reference to current government priorities and directives.

Delivery & Content

Delivery

Delivery will be via a range of conferences and twilight sessions, blended learning, self-assessment and reflection activities.

Content

A brief summary of content covered would be:

• The development of knowledge and critical understanding of current and contemporary strategies/models/theories arising from key government priorities and directives.

• Application and selection of strategies/models/theories appropriate to teaching and learning contexts.

• Evaluating best practice and strategies used within the classroom and a range of settings.

• Developing the learning conversation.

• Utilising and applying strategies and tools in the classroom and a range of settings.

• Critical appraisal of strategies and self-evaluation.

Suitable for

Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) and Recently Qualified Teachers (RQTs)

Assessment

Candidates will complete two assessments including a critical reflection and a portfolio. This course can be accredited or non-accredited depending on individual needs and progression. If participants choose the accredited option they can gain 30 Masters level credits.

Progression

Participants may undertake further 30 credit Masters level CPD modules or may progress onto the full MA/MEd in Professional Practice.

Course Contact Details

CPD/Professional Development Team

Faculty of Education

Hope Park

Liverpool Hope University

Liverpool, L16 9JD.

T: 0151 291 3093

E: cpd@hope.ac.uk