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Initial Teacher Training - History: Secondary with Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) PGDE

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    PGDE - Professional Graduate Diploma in Education

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This programme prepares you for a rewarding career as an effective and inspirational teacher of History. You will have opportunities to learn from current practitioners and external speakers who are at the forefront of History education. Working with experienced professionals you will explore how teaching and learning enables pupils to apply and understand the knowledge, skills and processes of History both inside and outside the classroom.

During your training you will focus on the various approaches and pedagogies for History, emphasising the practical application of theory. A sequence of micro-teaching experiences allow you to develop and share with peers, your understanding of learning and teaching strategies that support effective practice in the classroom. You will explore signature pedagogies such as interpretation and source analysis. These sessions will help to deepen your understanding of the role and nature of History in the curriculum and your own personal philosophy for your subject.

You will explore how History helps pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.

The subject knowledge sessions focus on common misconceptions held by Secondary History students and emphasise active learning and investigative teaching. As well as broadening your own historic knowledge, these sessions introduce you to strategies that allow you to make your subject knowledge as accessible and engaging as possible to students.

Tuition fees

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£ 16,100per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    66th

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    32nd out of 81 7

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    128 64%

    25th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    72 72%

    48th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.27 85%

    9th

    31

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