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PGCE International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Academic Year 2021/22

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

PGCE International Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate in Education

Programme Code

EDU-PGC-IE

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100511

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Social Sciences, Education and Social Work

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

Education Studies (2015)

Accreditations (PSRB)

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Programme Specific Regulations

It is important to note that successful students will not be awarded Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) in the UK.

Students with protected characteristics

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
All students must comply with regulatory requirements with regard to the safeguarding procedures within their host school and home country.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The international PGCE programme aims to enable students to develop the understanding, abilities and competencies needed to teach in international schools. It helps students to develop a sound knowledge and understanding of current thinking in their chosen specialist area and ensures that international initial teacher education is rooted in theory, research and practice. Those completing this pathway will demonstrate both their ability in the classroom and their ability to critically reflect on their own classroom practice and current theories around teaching and learning.


• To enable students to achieve high standards of professional learning through developing critical reflection, inquiry and collaboration.
• To develop pedagogical expertise alongside content and curriculum knowledge and the ability to apply these in international classrooms
• To understand and develop core competencies in relation to classroom and school issues (such as assessment, curriculum, TESOL and classroom management)
• To cultivate core values and professionalism towards colleagues, peers, students, parents and school management to respect the needs of individuals and respond to individual learning needs effectively.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

critically evaluate the relevance of learning theory to practice;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, and review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

draw on evidence from theory, research and practice to identify, apply and evaluate relevant educational concepts and issues in both a live professional teaching environment and in support of a viewpoint;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, and review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

develop skills for informed critical reflection in the evaluation of professional practice e.g. lesson evaluations and formative and career entry profile;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, and review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

critically evaluate broader educational issues raised in general lectures, online tutorials and workshops in the context of teaching their subject;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, and review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

develop their knowledge and understanding of wider educational issues and practices;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

consider issues related to teaching as a career (e.g. appointment procedures and career development, school organisation, membership of professional associations, legal issues in education, child protection issues);

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

understand how the curriculum is designed and assessed around the world;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities

understand how schools interact with and serve society;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

demonstrate confident academic and pedagogic subject knowledge/pedagogic knowledge of teaching in the relevant phase of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online support from QUB tutor, in class support from school experience tutor for School Experience

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

demonstrate secure understanding of teaching methodologies and how pupils learn in the relevant phase of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities

Develop emonstrate secure understanding of the use of ICT in teaching and learning their subject/learning areas in the relevant phase of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

demonstrate secure understanding develop a range of classroom management strategies and activities in the management of effective teaching and learning in the relevant phase of education to include practical work (where relevant), differentiation and transition phases;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

demonstrate secure understanding of methods of observing and assessing pupils in the relevant stage of education;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

demonstrate experience and skill development in relation to identifying and evaluating contextual factors which may influence the quality of teaching and learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online support from QUB tutor, in class support from school experience tutor for School Experience

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

identify and evaluate educational concepts and issues related to education and to engage in critical debate about current educational issues , drawing on evidence from theory, research and practice;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

reflect on classroom and group management issues;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

discuss and reflect on educational issues with other students in other subject areas and countries;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

discuss and reflect on school experience placements including issues related to preparation;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments, weekly online tasks, group discussion, self-reflection activities.

plan, teach, assess and evaluate lessons and schemes of work in the context of understanding and interpreting pupils’ learning needs;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

use ICT confidently to enhance teaching and learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

demonstrate that they can identify and evaluate contextual factors which may influence the quality of teaching and learning;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

demonstrate that they can use strategies for managing teaching and learning effectively in the classroom;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

demonstrate that they can assess pupils using a variety of strategies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

demonstrate an increased ability to form good working relationships with pupils and significant others

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

manage their own learning development;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

learn effectively and be aware of their own learning strategies;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

systematically develop their skills in essay writing at level 7 at masters level;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

express ideas and opinions, with confidence and clarity, to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes using appropriate technology, including ICT;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

work productively in different kinds of groups or teams(formal informal);

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Appreciate the need for, and commitment required, to undertake successful continued reflection on learning and teaching;

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Demonstrate an insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and the range of career opportunities within and outside academia.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online and face-to-face lectures, seminars, discussion forums, pair work, group work, independent learning, peer review of teaching, observation of teaching with oral and written feedback, ICT/internet, producing resources.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

Present one's skills, personal attributes and experiences through effective classroom teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Teaching methods include: online support from QUB tutor, in class support from school experience tutor for School Experience.

Methods of Assessment

Written assignments
Lesson evaluations based on direct observation by internal school based tutor. Online placement portfolio. Self-reflection.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Teaching in your discipline

EDU7292

7

20

YES

38 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Education, Learning and International Perspectives

EDU7291

7

20

YES

16 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

School Based Learning

EDU7293

7

20

YES

YES

38 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Due to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak, the structure of this programme of study has altered for academic year 2020-21 and your module choice may run in a different sequence. You should refer to the programme handbook / your School for specific module details or any queries.