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Train to Teach - Coventry & Warwick

Updated: Apr 9

PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE SESSIONS HAVE BEEN POSTPONED.

‘Training to Teach’: aims of the course

We are delivering ‘Training to Teach’ sessions for social work practitioners wanting to develop their confidence and skills in teaching in higher education. This is to support one of the ambitions of the partnership; to enable more practitioners to become part of delivering the social work curriculum on pre-qualifying courses.


The course will be designed to develop and enhance a participant’s personal teaching practice and prepare them to teach on qualifying social work programmes. This will be achieved by providing participants with opportunities to critically reflect on their personal training/teaching practice experience contextualized within the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF), modern pedagogic theory, teaching observation and real student feedback.


This course will be designed to develop confidence, self-awareness and awareness of others when engaged with teaching and supporting students. The course will aim to support the development of effective teaching and learning practice mapped against key components of Descriptor 1 of the UKPSF. Successful participants will be ‘teachers’ who will demonstratively apply modern pedagogic theory in their practice.


Anticipated outcomes

On completion of the course the participant should be able to:


  • Design, plan, deliver and evaluate effective learner-centred learning activities appropriate for contemporary social work practice.

  • Demonstrate engagement with pedagogic theory, research and insights and the impact on their learning and teaching practice.

  • Identify their initial and on-going development needs informed by the UKPSF.


Venue:

The courses will be delivered at the University of Warwick with opportunities for participation in social work teaching both at Warwick and Coventry University.

Please note there are parking charges when parking on the university campus.

Available days to attend the course are detailed below (attendance is only necessary at one day).


Cohort A:

Tuesday 2nd June 10am – 4pm, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick

Then half-day teaching delivery in June, July or August*

*Participants will have opportunities to be involved on a Friday with teaching on the degree apprenticeship programmes either at Warwick or Coventry University.


Cohort B:

Tuesday 14th July 10am – 4pm, Westwood Campus, University of Warwick

Then half-day teaching delivery in July, August or September*

*Participants will have opportunities to be involved on a Friday with teaching on the degree apprenticeship programmes either at Warwick or Coventry University and/ or teaching on the BA or MA programmes at Coventry University (in September).

Note: We have a maximum capacity of 15 participants per cohort.


Please request an application by emailing westmidlandsteachingpartnership@coventry.gov.uk by the 13th April 2020.

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