The CaBan (Chester and Bangor) Partnership builds on our shared rich history of developing highly skilled and knowledgeable teachers. This course, which has been designed in collaboration with our Lead Schools, is both practically rigorous and academically challenging. You will develop a critical appreciation of how educational research informs practice and impacts on the learning and well-being of secondary-aged children. Through dedicated commitment to the course, you will be well equipped for a career within the teaching profession.
The course is divided into three modules: Professional, Pedagogical and Core Studies; Subject Studies; and School Experience. Successful completion of the academic modules gives you 60 credits at Level 7 (Master's level) and Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) recommendation.
Your expertise and employability will be enhanced through access to different educational settings, e.g. secondary, special schools and centres for outdoor education.
Professional and academic learning takes place within University and partnership settings in lectures, seminars, practical workshops, tutorials and through innovative practices such as 'quality teaching rounds'.
You will be expected to be proactive in your approach to learning and to engage in professional dialogue with your peers, tutors and teachers in school. The emphasis will be on providing a constructive learning environment in which appropriate skills and knowledge for your future career can be fostered.
The School Experience module focuses on enabling you to develop confidence to teach groups and classes of children collaboratively and independently. You will do this through observing and working alongside experienced teachers, and you will reflect on your practice in relation to:
- pedagogy – the art and science of teaching, with a focus on securing the best outcomes for pupils
- collaboration – productive, professional working relationships with peers and teaching colleagues
- innovation – the ways in which you seek to move pedagogy forward
- leadership – of learning in and outside the classroom
- professional learning – your openness to be the best teacher that you can.
Academic learning is assessed through assignments and directed activities which will support your use of research to inform practice as well as developing your ability to undertake research of your own within the school setting.
The School Experience module is assessed against the Professional Standards for Teaching and Leadership.
This course is available in the mediums of both English and Welsh. It can be followed through the medium of Welsh through the CaBan partnership at Bangor University.