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LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE THREE PHASES OF THE PROGRAMME

1. INDUCTION PHASE (weeks 1 - 15)

The purpose of this phase is to introduce you to the basic skills of being a history teacher and to raise your awareness of key issues relating to history teaching and learning (such as the range of learning needs).  This will be achieved through a structured programme of university sessions and school experiences including observation, supporting teachers and collaborative planning and teaching. An emphasis will be placed on starting from your prior experiences and preconceptions of teaching and learning. 

By the end of this phase you should

  •  be aware of what will be required of you as a history teacher
  •  have begun to develop some important teaching skills
  •  have been introduced to the key issues relating to history teaching and learning

2. CONSOLIDATION PHASE (weeks 16 - 27)

The purpose of this phase is to consolidate what has been learnt by reflecting on school experiences and revisiting issues covered earlier in the light of increased experience.  You will also be introduced to new elements such as organising and using history trips, teaching controversial issues,  planning programmes of study, assessment for learning and preparing for interviews. In addition, there is an expectation that you build up your repertoire of teaching skills by trying out different teaching and learning activities in the classroom and by using a wide range of resources. This will be used to build up a group 'toolkit' for teaching purposes. You will also be expected to take more individual responsibility for teaching and evaluating lessons and identifying your own learning needs.

By the end of this phase you should

  • understand what is required of you as a history teacher and be able to meet these requirements 
  • have developed important teaching skills and developed your own teaching styles 
  • have developed a broader understanding of the contribution a history teacher can make to pupil learning 
  • be able to identify aspects of your practice and understanding you wish to develop

3. EXTENSION PHASE (weeks 28 - 36)

The purpose of this phase is to enable you to develop your understanding of the role of a qualified history teacher and to prepare you for ongoing professional development.  You will be encouraged to identify and develop aspects of history teaching and learning of importance and interest to you.

By the end of this phase you should

  • understand and be able to take on the role of a qualified history teacher
  • have identified what is important to you as a history teacher
  • have developed a framework within which you can continue to develop professionally
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