Succeeding on your Primary PGCE
- Graham Birrell - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Helen Taylor - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
- Hellen Ward - Canterbury Christ Church University, UK
Primary Professional Studies
Studying for a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) can be demanding, but this book will help you to succeed on this intensive and challenging course.
By showing you how to make the most of your time on the PGCE, the book encourages you to take a positive and proactive approach to your studies, and to reflect on and learn from your experiences. Packed with advice on how to make the most of your lectures, tutorials, assignments, placements, and time spent with teachers, the book highlights the need for reflection, professionalism, and strong personal commitment if you are to become a good teacher.
Designed to help you throughout the course, chapters cover:
- Using the time before you start the course to get a head start
- Making the most of your time on placements
- Being reflective
- Developing your own personal philosophy for teaching
- Applying for, and getting, your first job
This is an indispensable guide for those embarking on a Primary PGCE, and offers those considering applying for the course an invaluable insight into what to expect and how to get onto a PGCE. The advice is based on the authors' successful work with thousands of trainee teachers over many years, and there are case studies of successful students and students who struggled. This book is a lifeline for those working hard towards the ultimate goal of becoming a great teacher.
A good introduction in what to expect before you consider or start your PGCE.
This book was very effective when dealing with changing mindset of a student who was finding it difficult to engage with the course (PGCE).
good for our PE specialists want-to-be's considering a PGCE after their PE/Coaching degree
Many of the Foundation degree students progress onto a PGCE. This text has very useful case studies and encourages the students to be reflective practitioners.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2: Making the most of your time before the course begins