There are seminars examining the nature of Design and Technology education, and workshops designed to develop your subject expertise. By the end of the programme you must offer a second area of competence to teach to the end of Key Stage 3, as well as your specialist area at Key Stages 4 and 5.
You engage in two design activities: one in the first term, and the second throughout the year.
The first activity is mirrored by the same project being undertaken by Year 9 pupils in a local school, and culminates in a shared presentation.
The second activity culminates in a presentation of a personal design-and-make project to your peers, to consider and reflect on the nature of the process of designing.
During the Autumn Term you are placed in your first school, usually with a partner Design and Technology student teacher. The aim is induction, both into schooling and the teaching of design and technology, and into learning and teaching practices.
You do this by:
- observing teachers working and pupils participating in learning activities
- learning about whole school policies and practices
- studying the Design and Technology curriculum at Key Stages 3 and 4 (examinations)
- progressively taking on teaching activities, initially in tandem with the class teacher
- Spring and Summer terms are devoted to teaching practice in a second school, developing your competence to meet the Professional Standards.
You design a scheme of work for the Key Stage 3 curriculum, and develop your understanding of pupil learning styles, National Curriculum requirements, assessment and examinations.
Download the programme specification, for the 2019-20 intake. If you would like an earlier version of the programme specification, please contact the Quality Office.
Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.