Why this course?
The Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Issues, Impact & Immersion will provide focused, research informed professional learning for international teachers.
This programme will develop the professional learning of participants in relation to the pedagogical, empirical, critical and contextual dimensions of the teaching experience. The course will reflect the educational priorities of the present and the future with the aim of enhancing the complex developmental process of teachers' professional learning.
Teachers who complete the PG Cert will emerge with a value system, secure and contextualised professional knowledge, and understanding and skills that meet the needs and aspirations of children and young people.
What you’ll study
Participants will cover:
- Professional Specialisation ELT (PS-Int)
- Educational Policy & Perspectives (EPP-Int)
- Principles & Policy in Practice (PPP-Int)
- Professional Placement (PP)
These modules provide students with opportunities to develop their understanding of educational issues in a broader intellectual context. The intention is to develop their capability for critical and informed professional engagement.
Students will experience the curriculum as woven and cumulative, with learning in the four modules planned in such a way as to incorporate theory and policy (EPP-Int), practical wisdom (PS-Int), knowledge for practice (PPP-Int), and the development of contextualised research and/or evidence informed understanding of practice (PP).
Participants will spend time at local schools where they will complete their Professional Placement module.
The teaching will be delivered within a carefully structured course which provides opportunities for flexible and personalised learning (where appropriate), and also ensures a comprehensive range of IT support and facilities.
PG Cert students make full use of Strathclyde's Virtual Learning Environment, Myplace, and the extended variety of resources available through that medium.
Participants will be invited to attend guest lectures.