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Improving Practice in Initial Teacher Education. Ashley Reid University of Strathclyde PEPE 2008. Overview. Initial Teacher Education in Scotland Research Findings Implications Future research. Initial Teacher Education in Scotland. Past Present Future. Research questions.

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Improving practice in initial teacher education

Improving Practice in Initial Teacher Education

Ashley Reid

University of Strathclyde

PEPE 2008


Overview

Overview

  • Initial Teacher Education in Scotland

  • Research

  • Findings

  • Implications

  • Future research


Initial teacher education in scotland

Initial Teacher Education in Scotland

  • Past

  • Present

  • Future


Research questions

Research questions

  • Does the university-based aspect of the PGDE(S) Geography course equip students to meet the demands of their probationary year?

  • Does the PGDE(S) Geography course enable probationers to overtake the Standard For Full Registration benchmarks for Professional Skills and Abilities?

  • What are the implications of the research findings for the PGDE(S) Geography course co-ordinator?


Findings

Findings

  • Course content and design

  • Professional Skills and Abilities benchmarks

  • Continuous professional development


Course content and design

Course content and design

  • ‘Nuts and bolts stuff’

  • ‘More in depth focus on particular courses’

  • ‘More on practical skills what to do when this happens in a

  • classroom.’

  • So much to do so little time!

  • ‘Recall day too close to experience to be objective.’


Professional skills and abilities benchmarks

Professional skills and abilities benchmarks

  • Benchmarks - strengths

  • Benchmarks - weaknesses

  • Areas for further improvement


Continuous professional development

Continuous professional development

  • Probationers and mentors expressed a desire for CPD that was tailored to their needs.

  • There was little formal subject based CPD provided for probationers.


Implications for pgde s course

Implications for PGDE(S) Course

  • Home groups

  • Subject Support CPD

  • Early Professional Learning


Wider implications

Wider Implications

  • Models of ITE

  • Use of benchmarks

  • Continuous professional development


Future research opportunities

Future Research Opportunities

  • Data gathered for 2007 - 2008 PGDE(S) Geography probationer cohort

  • Narrative Case Study tracking EPL journey of Newly Qualified Teachers


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