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The advantages of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) for Schools, Trainees and Tutors: New digital resource

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18 November 2009

What are the real benefits of ITE on school improvement and pupil learning outcomes? This new resource showcasing the advantages of ITE is the result of a Teacher Development Agency funded collaborative project between the Graduate School of Education and University of the West of England, and features their partnership schools, teachers and student teachers.

The advantages of Initial Teacher Education (ITE)

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What are the real benefits of ITE on school improvement and pupil learning outcomes? This new resource showcasing the advantages of ITE is the result of a Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA) funded collaboration between the Graduate School of Education and University of the West of England, and features their partnership schools, teachers and student teachers.

Filmed by the Knowle West Media Centre, it highlights some of the best features of what ITE partnerships can achieve and aims primarily to be a source of inspiration to trainees themselves, university tutors, schools mentors, and school leadership teams. This resource will soon be available nationally on the Teacher Training Resource Bank, and can now be viewed on our PGCE website.

This wide-ranging resource should be of interest to anyone involved in education, particularly at the Secondary phase.

Allison Bolster, Partnership Director for the PGCE at the University of Bristol and instigator of this project

Highlights include:

  • Senior and subject mentors in schools and student teachers discuss what they see as the advantages – and some of the challenges – of training partnerships between schools and Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).
  • What are the advantages of paired placements? A dedicated section tells us more.
  • A headteacher from a local Special School talks with authority and insight about the challenges and rewards for trainee teachers who undertake some of their teaching practice in a school like his.
  • Footage of three cross-curricular events run with large groups of pupils from local schools by PGCE students in History, Maths and Modern Foreign Languages (with a particular focus on Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) – teaching other subjects such as drama, history, PE and judo through the medium of the foreign language).

"This wide-ranging resource should be of interest to anyone involved in education, particularly at the Secondary phase." (Allison Bolster, Partnership Director for the PGCE at the University of Bristol and instigator of this project).

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