This course aims to train you to become a capable, articulate teacher who can inspire children to combine designing and practical skills with in-depth knowledge and understanding.
We believe that Design and Technology is an essential and exciting subject that allows pupils to be innovative and creative when taught by inspiring and motivational teachers like you. We’ll enable you to become the committed, confident and creative teacher you want to be with the skills you need share your passion for your subject.
The course aims to explore and develop the links between designs, materials, science, nutrition, the needs of the user and the place of technology in the modern world. Through educational theory linked to creativity and its practice, we explore how products are designed to promote the needs of sustainable manufacturing processes and food provenance.
The University workshops and seminars facilitate a space for learners to explore technical understanding, skills related to manufacture and the teaching of design capability.
Our well-developed partnerships with schools and application of the Design and Technology Association’s principles in teaching methodologies support you in applying this gained knowledge in the pedagogy of teaching methodologies in schools.
You will experience working in all materials irrelevant of your specialism through both a range of modules and the opportunity to get plenty of hands-on practice in local schools. This is supported by colleagues in the school partnership and experienced University tutors. School experience is varied and supports the development of your knowledge across the range of subjects taught in technology departments. This approach ensures that you are offered a well-rounded teacher education.
All aspects of the PGCE including your school experience will be assessed through our Core ITE Curriculum.