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Strathclyde, University of, Additional Teaching Qualification, Additional Teaching Qualification (Secondary)

 United Kingdom


Study mode Start date Duration
Part-time Aug weeks: 6
The course involves attendance at faculty seminars: Curriculum and pedagogy; modules operate for 4 hours on a Tuesday or Thursday, depending on the subject; on-campus class time is approximately 12 days over 2 terms; placement(s) in schools: if students are already teaching in a secondary school, they undertake a 6-week placement; the university negotiates placements for other course participants; if students are converting a qualification from another sector, a placement period amounting to the equivalent of 12 weeks is required; course assignment: students submit 1 assignment from a choice of 2; the main focus is on effective teaching and learning, supported by observations and practice in placement schools; reflective portfolio: this helps students to identify strengths and areas for development while on placement and encourages target-setting and evaluation of progress; independent guided self-study: coursework tasks allow students to explore current issues in their AT Q subject.

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