Key Features of the Teacher Development Programme include:
Exploring Alternative approaches to education
Building upon the Practical Skills Therapeutic Education model developed by Ruskin Mill Trust, the programme will explore alternative approaches to special education. This will involve experiential learning, research and reflective and reflexive practice.
Learning through doing
Through the programme, emphasis will be placed on experiential learning – learning through doing. Participants will be invited to explore existing pedagogic and human development frameworks through research, experiential learning and reflection.
There will also be the opportunity for participants to develop and deepen their artistic practice.
Focus will be placed throughout the programme on the child-centred pedagogic approaches. The programme looks at creating learning that is centred on human development and the development of the child which reflect the National Curriculum, rather delivering learning that is led by the National Curriculum.
As part of the programme, participants will be given an opportunity to explore the question ‘who am I?’ as part of their personal development. This is based on the premise that ‘before meeting the student I need to meet myself. Through this, participants will be given the opportunity to explore and reflect upon their own pedagogic approach and build confidence, skills and attributes of the teacher.
Throughout the programme, participants will be given the opportunity to explore and reflect on existing practice and personal professional practice.
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