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This forward-thinking course will prepare you to teach music and music technology in an exciting and innovative way. The PCGE develops your expertise in a variety of teaching situations by exploring and sharing different traditions, teaching styles and materials.
Our tutors are committed to the delivery of interactive and thought-provoking sessions and to promoting a strong collaborative ethos that allows you to learn with, and from, your peers by sharing materials, ideas and resources. Music workshops are a key part of the programme and are led by professional musicians and music educators who specialise in areas such as conducting, improvisation, music technology and the teaching of composition. A number of activities are arranged in collaboration with learning and participation programmes such as London Symphony Orchestra (Gamelan) and the Kingdom Choir (Gospel). The course draws on current research at the IOE and elsewhere to inform your music teaching and encourage you to engage with recent debate and literature in the field. The programme is underpinned by the foundation disciplines, psychology, philosophy and sociology in music education. The course’s underlying aim is to develop you as a reflective and highly skilled teacher. The IOE provides excellent facilities, including a newly refurbished music technology suite and a range of classroom instruments from different traditions.
You will undertake two school placements during your PGCE training and these will be at two of our excellent alliance schools. Including: Alexandra Park School, Fortismere School, Woodside High School, Friern Barnet School, Park View School, Duke’s Aldridge Academy, Highgate Wood School, Mill Hill County High and Christ’s College Finchley.
UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is a global leader in teacher education. Their programmes are recognised by Ofsted as “outstanding” in every criterion across Primary and Secondary Education. All UCL School Direct students have full access to UCL student support services and facilities.
This programme follows the exact same structure as the PGCE route and awards the PGCE and QTS. The only difference is that students apply directly via UCAS to the school or alliance. Candidates will still attend the same university lectures.
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