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The programme is designed for experienced teachers who wish to extend their career development by exploring the ways in which their different respective subject specialisms are taught in the UK school system. 

This programme is designed for international teachers of Mathematics, Science, Physics, Chemistry, Natural Science, History, English, IT, Music and Art. 

Teachers will have the opportunity to observe subject lessons and subject teachers in British schools. 

Professional Components Educational School Attachment Visits
Subject Teaching Pedagogy and the Basis of Subject Teaching Materials The Organisation of the Subject Teaching Curriculum Professional Language Development for Teachers  School Attachment Visits to Local Secondary and Primary Schools

Programme Content

The programme will focus on the pedagogy in the UK for subject content teaching.  The programme will therefore have a twin focus on both the subject area and aspects of teaching and learning. 

We will explore contemporary approaches to teaching and learning such as task-based learning, interaction-based learning, discovery learning, motivation, providing feedback to pupils and ways of engaging pupils. 

In addition, we will explore materials used in subject teaching and the pedagogic basis of the materials.

The programme will cover:

  • Contemporary developments in the relevant subject areas
  • The theoretical underpinning of pedagogic approaches
  • Conceptualising Content
  • Setting appropriate expectations for and monitoring the quality of learning and teaching
  • Creating and managing an environment for effective learning and teaching
  • The use of Information Technology in education
  • Assessing learners' progress and achievement
  • Differentiation

Aims

  • To focus on notions of teaching and learning in the relevant subject areas;
  • To examine the pedagogic basis of teaching and learning materials in relevant subject areas;
  • To develop an understanding of the relationship between materials and methodological considerations;
  • To examine models of lesson planning used in teaching;
  • To enable participants to understand the pedagogic basis of materials;
  • To examine what is meant by “rich” or conceptually-oriented learning resources for teaching and learning and to contrast these with instrumental learning resources;
  • To explore curriculum issues and ways of providing the best learning opportunities which can transform schools by engaging and motivating learners and teachers;
  • To introduce participants to specific strategies for classroom management for the purposes of student learning;
  • To consider the use of Information Technology in education;
  • To experience at first hand and take part in typical days in English schools. 

Learning Resources

Our Learning Resources Centre is a whole building dedicated specifically to learning resources, where far from the traditional materials of a library, participants will find resources from and to be used in schools, for every subject and curricular level.

Approaches to Learning

We will use active learning methods, involving practical activities, problem-solving strategies, reflection and developing Critical Thinking strategies.  Our programme will examine examples of good pedagogic practice both in the UK and elsewhere.  

Contact us

Gilly Lloyd 
International Short Programmes Unit Administrator 
Institute of Education, Bognor Regis campus, Upper Bognor Road, Bognor Regis, West Sussex, PO21 1HR
Tel: +44 1243 812081
Email: g.lloyd@chi.ac.uk