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PGCEInformation Technology and Computer Science (IT&CS)

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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The Information Technology and Computer Science Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) course prepares you to teach the subject to all ages and abilities in the secondary school system (KS3 and KS4). The central aim of the course is to produce confident, competent and professional teachers of IT and computing, with a good grasp of effective approaches to teaching, and the enthusiasm and skill to help pupils understand, enjoy and apply their learning.

Programme structure

The course aims to prepare you for the ever-changing world of school based computing and IT, digital literacy and the use of computing across the curriculum including Technology Enhanced Learning. The course itself focuses upon the role of computing in the classroom, teaching and learning theory, moral and social issues arising from the widespread use of computers and, of course, the teaching of the Computing National Curriculum and examinations at both GCSE and GCE level.

Your tutor is a member of the Royal Society advisory group for ‘computing in schools’ and a founder member of Computing at School and has written several articles and books on computing and safety in the classroom:

• E-safety Know IT All for trainees

• Psychology for the Classroom: E-Learning

• Computer Programming in Key Stage 3

• Evaluation of e-safety materials for ITT:

• Learning and Teaching Using Computing in Secondary Schools

• Computing – A curriculum for Schools

The course aims, in a combined effort by the University and our partnership schools, to develop your subject knowledge through a range of approaches: workshops, seminars, lectures and demonstrations, simulations and micro-teaching activities, independent and group research.

The central focus of the course is on teaching computing in a challenging yet accessible way and understanding how children learn. The university-based sessions often consist of practical workshops, where students can develop their computing skills, knowledge and understanding, as well as learning the pedagogical knowledge needed to teach.

The course aims to ensure trainee teachers have the skills, knowledge and understanding to meet the challenges of a changing curriculum based on developing technologies.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States