You will have the opportunity to complete up to three of the module credits at Level 7 (master's Level) within this course. In 2016 these modules were:
The Excellent Practitioner where you will study the research behind excellent teaching and learning.
Key issues in Teaching and Learning where you will focus on the literature supporting one key issue affecting the education profession. For example this could be assessment without levels, or the Olympic legacy.
Supporting Evidence Informed Practice – a research piece on an educational topic of your own choice.
You will also complete:
School based training - The Oxford Brookes Primary Partnership of schools is well established and mentors and teachers are involved in all aspects of your training. You will undertake periods of school experience teaching across classes within your chosen age range, within at least two partnership schools. Please note that students will be expected to fund their travel costs to undertake school placements.
Curriculum Studies develops knowledge and understanding of the primary curriculum and the requirements of the national curriculum. This will cover English, mathematics, science, information and communication technology, design technology, geography, history, art, music, drama, physical education, computing and religious education.
As our courses are reviewed regularly as part of our quality assurance framework, course content may change from the details given here.
- the good attainment and outstanding progress of students, irrespective of their varied starting points
- communication across the partnership, which ensures high expectations and consistency
- very effective team working among enthusiastic, committed and knowledgeable trainers at all levels
- the commitment and enthusiasm of trainees, their outstanding professional attitudes to their development, and the capacity to identify their own learning priorities
- the outstanding support provided for individual trainees, particularly those who are at risk of failure.
Teaching and learning
Approaches to learning include lectures, directed reading, workshops, seminars, and practical and project work with professional tutor support.
Attendance at lectures, workshops, seminars and school based training is a compulsory component of successful completion of the course and is monitored throughout and reflected in trainee references.
Teaching staff are drawn primarily from the School of Education
. Visiting speakers from partnership schools, teaching unions, newly qualified teachers (NQTs) and other experts within the field of education provide further input.
Approach to assessment
Assessment is based on coursework, assignments and the achievement against the Teachers' Standards for the award of Qualified Teacher Status (QTS).
All academic modules are rigorously assessed, mostly by written assignments. The school based training is assessed against the Teachers' Standards during school placements
Specialist facilities The Harcourt Hill library has a very well resourced school experience centre which operates a loan system for a wide range of resources which can be used during your school based training.
Attendance pattern This is an intensive programme and attendance is full time, both while at university and on school placements.
On rare occasions we may need to make changes to our course programmes after they have been published
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Changes to programmes