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Art and Design PGCE

Trainees undertaking the Art and Design route develop a personal rationale for the importance and place of Art, Craft and Design in the secondary curriculum and engage critically with current subject specific debates and key pedagogies in an informed manner. 

They analyse what good teaching and learning looks like in the Art classroom and plan individual lessons and units of work/series of lessons that include learning objectives and outcomes, differentiation, inclusion, appropriate resources, pupil progress and assessment for learning. 

The Art trainees are encouraged and supported to make their own visual resources for lessons to inspire learners and help identify key objectives. Trainees has access to a wealth of materials and resources and subject studio space. Subject knowledge is developed throughout the programme using strategies such as an ongoing subject audit, subject knowledge development days with classroom applications (animation, painting, ceramics, printmaking, photography, Photoshop, critical studies), peer-led workshops, visits to galleries and exhibitions. 

The course culminates in a display and viva that is underpinned by the trainees own developing rationale and an understanding of subject knowledge relevant to and including classroom practice. 

Furthermore, trainees develop the skills to effectively acquire new subject knowledge when it is needed. Trainees secure a high level of subject expertise in order to become strong and effective specialists who know and understand their subject well and can teach confidently and creatively. 


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