The School of Education at the University of Birmingham has a long-standing reputation as a centre of excellence for teacher training and research in a wide range of areas of educational practice and policy. Staff have been working closely with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is responsible for the growth and quality of education, on the development of this high-quality teacher training programme which leads to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) at secondary level.
This one year full-time PGCE in Secondary Arabic Education will prepare you for entry into the teaching profession as a reflective and critically aware practitioner through significant emphasis on research-led teacher education. The programme will include key elements delivered by staff from the University of Birmingham in Dubai supported by senior teachers in schools.
All key areas of teaching Arabic will be covered on the PGCE in Secondary Arabic Education, including speaking and listening, reading, writing and grammar. Whole school issues such as equal opportunities, catering for Special Educational Needs and assessment of learning in Arabic will feed through the main subject course.
As the teacher training course progresses, you will develop increasing confidence and expertise from a repertoire of learning activities that are supported by appropriate use of resources and technology.
School-based experiences are a central part of this programme which will also include a range of professional courses to help you plan, teach, and develop your classroom skills. During school placements you will apply what you have learnt and you will continue learning through observing experienced teachers, team teaching with peers and teachers, and supported solo teaching within classes. The high quality personalised support will ensure that the majority of students exceed the teachers' standards at an outstanding level (Ofsted report 2013).
- The programme, which has been approved by KHDA, supports the Ministry of Education's aim of enhancing the status of teachers in the UAE and will provide opportunities to share the School’s high quality provision internationally.
- Listen to The Conversation: Why are we facing shortage of Teachers? which discusses issues such as why go into teaching, how to train to become a teacher, and the realities of training to be a teacher with PGCE students.
The PGCE Teacher Training programme has an excellent and proven track record. It is rigorous and challenging, forming an excellent preparation for a successful career in teaching Arabic.
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