PGCE - Postgraduate Certificate of Education
Edge Hill University
This PGCE will equip you with a range of academic, professional and vocational knowledge, understanding, skills and values necessary to become a high quality and skilled teacher of Religious Education (RE). You will experience professional training, delivered to the highest standard, immersing you in the latest teaching and learning pedagogies. The programme aims to develop reflective and analytical skills as well as providing practical experience in planning effective RE lessons and learning strategies.
Hands-on classroom experience, and opportunities to further your own subject knowledge is an integral part of the programme and helps you develop useful contacts for the future, through meeting and talking with faith practitioners from a variety of world religions.
If you are a graduate and want to raise cross-cultural awareness and encourage empathy, enquiry and critical thinking in secondary school pupils aged 11 to 16, this is the programme for you.
What will I study?
You will start with an extensive subject knowledge and understanding audit. This will identify your main strengths and weaknesses, and enable your tutor to focus on your individual development needs.
During a significant period of study on campus, you will develop:
Understanding of the role RE can play in promoting inter faith dialogue and community cohesion;
Knowledge of essential educational and pedagogical theory in RE;
Awareness of appropriate and innovative teaching and assessment methods, including collage and display work, active learning strategies, role play, effective use of IT and presentations, videos, and the requirements of examination boards;
Strategies to develop students’ understanding of various religious and ethical issues through discussion and debate, research, and field trips to faith communities;
Understanding of the curriculum and Local Agreed Syllabi*, which influence the teaching of Religious Education according to the concerns and values of the faith communities within a particular area;
Ability to plan lessons effectively;
Excellent working knowledge of the latest ICT tools and software used in schools;
Greater subject knowledge, reflective professional and academic skills such as research methods and methodologies;
Wider awareness of your role within the teaching profession through study of professional values;
Knowledge and understanding of RE as Key Stage 3 and Religious Studies at Key Stage 4 and post-16.
This PGCE is accredited by the Department for Education. Successful completion of the programme will enable you to gain recommendation for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS). You will be well placed to progress into employment as a newly qualified teacher of Religious Education at secondary school level.
Our proactive careers advisory service can help you to find job vacancies and offers in-depth advice on teacher job applications and interviews, to help you secure work.
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