This course is for graduates who are interested in teaching Design and Technology (D&T) but who need to develop their subject knowledge in other areas of D&T in order to teach to secondary pupils. For example, candidates may have a Graphic Design degree but may wish to teach Resistant Materials or Electronics.
A broad base of Fundamental D&T concepts will be covered with particular emphasis on the Design and Make process that is inherent in the D&T Curriculum. All areas of D&T will be covered to develop the depth of understanding necessary to teach effectively across the curriculum at KS3 and KS4.
Teaching on the course will include a variety of approaches including individual and group work with a mix of practical and ICT-based activities to promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for Design and Technology Teaching.
You are eligible for a Design and Technology SKE Course if:
You are a graduate with a good class of degree in one of the related area’s of Design and Technology including: Food, Textiles, Resistant Materials, Graphic Products, Systems and Control, Engineering, Architecture or 3D Design.
You have applied and been excepted for a Design and Technology PGCE, GTP or SCITT course with a recognised provider of Initial Teacher training, by the time the SKE Course starts in September 2010.
The D&T SKE is a 10-day course which runs from 1 September 2010 to January 2011. The sessions include Design and Make tasks in the four main areas of D&T, including Food Technology, Textiles Technology, Resistant Materials and Electronics with Systems and Control.
Christine Quarshie, D&T Course Administrator on 0208 392 3892
Ruth Seabrook, D&T PGCE Coordinator
Find out more about the above issues on the Training and Development Agency for Schools website.