What you will study:

To complete the International Postgraduate Certificate of Education (iPGCE), you will need to complete a total of 60 credits by studying the two 20 credit core modules and one of the two optional modules.

Curriculum Design and Development (Core)

Code: 7PE592

This module provides a basis for understanding pedagogy about the curriculum, theoretical approaches and classroom practice. The module provides the knowledge, skills, and knowledge for teachers to recognise and respond to the needs of learners, schools, and other stakeholders in designing and developing an effective curriculum.
You will explore a range of educational theories and research that will critically analyse and evaluate educational principles and practices. You will be expected to engage in the active synthesis of theory and practice.


Research-Informed Practice (Core)

Code: 7PE593

Through this research-based module, you will be challenged to engage critically with appropriate academic reading and research findings and synthesise their studies with a negotiated area of education related to their setting.

You will be encouraged to develop an analytical approach to understanding the nature of research methods and techniques and to assess their relevance to professional practice.

Assessment will be provided through formative online tasks such as a written proposal relating to the subject of your enquiry.

Inclusive Practice (Optional)

Code: 7PE594

This module focuses on critical debate and discussion exploring inclusion from a range of perspectives, including attitudes, policy and practice, to best serve the needs of all learners in classrooms today. Ensuring all learners achieve good outcomes is complex. This module offers a range of opportunities to explore the concept of ‘inclusive practice’, relating to areas such as Special Educational Needs and Disabilities, second language learners, children from a range of socio-economic backgrounds and the associated educational interventions designed to support learners with any exceptionality.

Consideration of strategies to reduce potential barriers to success, whilst promoting participation in the classroom, allows discourse around learning in diverse educational settings.

Innovative 21st Century Teaching (Optional)

Code: 7PE595 
The use of information technology is multiplying in education institutions locally, nationally and globally through a wealth of innovative tools and services that engage learners and educators in the study process. This unit highlights all aspects of innovative contemporary education technologies and skills which can enhance teaching and learning. It frees up classroom time for in-depth discussion, interrogation and practical application of the content, maximising opportunities for the productive application of contemporary skills.
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