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, ICT-based activities and some distance learning to promote enjoyment and enthusiasm for Design and Technology Teaching.
You are eligible for a Design and Technology subject knowledge enhancement (SKE) Course if:
The D&T SKE is an eight week course which runs from 26 June 2016 to 19 August 2016. The course will support you to audit and develop your subject knowledge, practical skills and understanding to teach all areas of DT from KS3-KS5. Subjects included are: Product Design, Resistant Materials, Systems and Control, Textile Technology and Food Technology. The course is of particular use to those whose degree background does not directly relate to what is taught in school and provides excellent preparation for your PGCE. The first three weeks will be at the University of Greenwich and the second three at the University of Roehampton, with two self-study weeks which will be flexible.
For further details, please contact:
Ruth Seabrook, D&T PGCE Coordinator