The modules are undertaken in succession.
Learning, teaching and research
This module will create an opportunity for you to investigate and research your teaching in relation to numerous issues. For instance, (this is not intended to be an exhaustive list) behaviour management; motivation; being a class teacher in a primary school; being a form tutor in a secondary school; working in a special school; working in an educational setting; working in an international setting; rewards and sanctions; mixed ability classes; set/streamed/banded classes; more/less able learners; older/younger learners.
Curriculum development and research
The curriculum development and research module will allow you to identify and investigate an aspect of your professional practice as a qualified teacher with the aim of improving that practice. The focus for this module will normally be your work as a subject teacher in an educational setting and the development of curriculum and how you create lessons and other opportunities for your learners to learn the subject most effectively.
Team work and mentoring
The Team work and mentoring module will allow you to identify and investigate an aspect of your professional practice as a qualified teacher with the aim of improving that practice.
The focus for this module will normally be your work with other staff in your school and how you contribute to overall school improvement as a member of the school staff.
Students who successfully complete the PGDip Teaching Studies can apply to the MA Teaching Studies which is an opportunity for you to develop in-depth understanding of an educational topic of personal and/or professional interest. The dissertation research culminates in a formal, written report of an original investigation.