Teaching Practice 1
This course provides an intensive school-based opportunity for students to observe, plan and teach lessons in a secondary school setting. Students are expected to plan, prepare, teach and evaluate part lessons, progressing to a short sequence of whole lessons. The focus is on foundational teaching skills such as communicating clear instructions and explanations, preventative class management, setting up class activities, and relating to pupils in the class. As the teaching practice experience progresses, the students are expected to take a greater role in planning and teaching a sequence of lessons, building towards teaching a unit of work with at least one class. Students take an increased responsibility for class management including corrective management of students. Students are expected to develop and maintain a portfolio that includes evidence of reflection on their teaching experiences. Expected outcomes are described as a set of competencies that are assessed by associate teachers and college lecturers.