Opportunities in Education 26 October 2013 open day presentation


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  • First bullet point emphasises or commitment to current and future educatorsBreadth of our work means that our research interests and contributions are embedded within learning and teaching
  • Strive to achieve the highest standards – coupled with ambitious expectationsHighlight the adjectives we’ve used to define our partnerships – co-operative, collaborative and collegiate
  • Over 60% of our work is linked with teacher education – crucial that we articulate the attributes and distinguishing characteristics of a UoB teacherBullet points reflect views of schools (and especially head teachers who employ our graduates), current and former students
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  • Opportunities in Education 26 October 2013 open day presentation

    1. 1. Inspiring Learners, Enriching Communities Opportunities in Education Lorraine Harrison Tim Rose Head of the School of Education Senior Admissions Tutor
    2. 2. The School of Education
    3. 3. Our Vision We aim to: • Inspire and empower current and future educators in order to enrich the opportunities and experiences of children, young people, adults and their communities; valuing life changes and life long learning • Offer Higher education experiences that are based on a spirit of enquiry and the active generation of knowledge amongst staff and students in relation to learning, teaching and research.
    4. 4. We Commit to: • Achieve the highest expectations and standards in education and research • Critique theory, policy and practice and work together with students, partners and staff to design, facilitate and evaluate learning experiences • Promote creativity, innovation and enterprise across a range of learning contexts • Engage with and challenge others through co-operative, collaborative and collegiate partnerships • Respect, value and support colleagues and learners through a commitment to challenging social injustices, inequality and exclusion
    5. 5. Opportunities represented today 3 and 4 year routes leading to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS): • BA (Hons) Primary Education 3-7 • BA (Hons) Primary Education 5-11 • The prospect of a new specialist BA (Hons) Primary 7-11 route in English and Maths Plus a 3 year non-QTS route: • BA (Hons) Education
    6. 6. What defines a Teacher trained at Brighton?
    7. 7. University of Brighton teachers are: • Highly committed to their pupils’ learning and ambitious in what they want to help them achieve; • Inquisitive, critically reflective and motivated to keep learning and improving their own practice; • Quick to adapt to different learning contexts and confident to challenge inequalities; • An asset to the profession, willing to share their knowledge and experience and to collaborate with others; • Well prepared for the realities of teaching, with the confidence, resilience and skills to be innovative, to take risks and be creative.
    8. 8. BA(Hons) in Primary Education with QTS Exciting and innovative three or four year routes for 3-7 and 5-11 age ranges with many distinctive features. • Hands-on experience in many different partnership schools. • An advanced level of understanding and critical awareness of concepts and theories related to education. • Modules covering the full range of the new 2014 National Curriculum and other national priorities • A four year option with advanced study and leadership skills in a National Curriculum subject and the possibility to pick up further interests as well as Masters credits.
    9. 9. BA(Hons) in Primary Education with QTS Entry Requirements • GCSEs (Grade C or above) in at least 5 subjects. These MUST include English, Mathematics and Science • Typically ABB at A2 or equivalent (BTEC, IB, CACHE, ACCESS are all welcome) • Recent experience of working with children in a school setting • Professional Skills Tests
    10. 10. Potential New QTS Development for 2014 An exciting and innovative 3 or 4 year route for primary English and Maths Specialists (7-11) • An advanced level understanding and critical awareness of concepts and theories related to education. • Modules offering a broad working knowledge of the primary core and foundation subjects and National Priorities • Secure knowledge of your specialist subject beyond that which is necessary for teaching in Key Stage 2. • The capacity to respond to the changing educational context, including issues relating to cross-phase transition between KS2 and KS3. • Similar 4 year opportunities as other BA Primary routes
    11. 11. Primary English and Maths QTS route Proposed Entry requirements GCSEs (Grade C or above) in at least 5 subjects. These MUST include English, Mathematics and Science • Typically BBB at A2 or equivalent, including English or maths (BTEC, IB, CACHE, ACCESS are all welcome) • Recent experience of working with children in a school setting • Passing the Professional Skills Tests
    12. 12. Professional Skills Tests The University of Brighton recommend that you prepare carefully before attempting the tests, as you are limited to only three attempts per test. • You should apply for the tests as soon as you apply to UCAS • You need not have passed the tests before they come to an interview, although this would be an advantage. • Any offer of a place will include a timescale for passing the tests Details about the tests, including how to register and prepare for the tests, can be found on the DfE Get into Teaching website
    13. 13. BA(Hons) Education An exciting degree where students explore the nature and aims of education in broader national and global contexts Deepen your understanding of education through a range of learning experiences both at university and on placement Areas of study include:  philosophy of education  theories of learning and development  policy and government  international and comparative education
    14. 14. BA(Hons) Education Entry Requirements • • • Selection includes interview ABB or equivalent, including access GCSE (minimum grade C), or equivalent: at least three subjects, one to be English (or equivalent) OR Key Skills in communication, numeracy and IT at level 3
    15. 15. BA(Hons) Education Potential graduate employment destinations include; – educational research – international development, environmental change and sustainable development – museums, libraries and galleries education services – Postgraduate routes to teaching (PGCE and School Direct) – leisure services and the media – youth and community work
    16. 16. Why Choose Brighton? Inspiring and relevant teaching team offering distinctive and exciting courses Strong sense of school community with a fantastic campus and facilities A long established provider, 5th largest nationally, achieving the highest quality ratings (Ofsted) Retention / employment / achievement rates above the sector average Almost all trainees rated at least good by the end of their training and strong student satisfaction ratings
    17. 17. Any questions? Useful contact details: www.brighton.ac.uk/education 01273 643912 deped@brighton.ac.uk