Succeeding on your Primary PGCE (Paperback)
  • Succeeding on your Primary PGCE (Paperback)

Succeeding on your Primary PGCE (Paperback)

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Paperback 136 Pages / Published: 19/07/2010
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Studying for a Primary Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) can be demanding, but this book will help you to succeed on this intensive and challenging course.

By showing you how to make the most of your time on the PGCE, the book encourages you to take a positive and proactive approach to your studies, and to reflect on and learn from your experiences. Packed with advice on how to make the most of your lectures, tutorials, assignments, placements and time spent with teachers, the book highlights the need for reflection, professionalism and strong personal commitment if you are to become a good teacher.

Designed to help you throughout the course, chapters cover:

- using the time before you start the course to get a head start

- making the most of your time on placements

- being reflective

- developing your own personal philosophy for teaching

- applying for, and getting, your first job

This is an indispensible guide for those embarking on a Primary PGCE, and offers those considering applying for the course an invaluable insight into what to expect and how to get onto a PGCE. The advice is based on the authors' successful work with thousands of trainee teachers over many years, and there are case studies of successful students and students who struggled. This book is a lifeline for those working hard towards the ultimate goal of becoming a great teacher.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
ISBN: 9781849200301
Number of pages: 136
Weight: 210 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 10 mm

'If I'd had this book handy during my PGCE, I wouldn't have hit the panic button as much! It highlights the importance of being positive, and approaching teaching with the right attitude. There were many times during my PGCE when I wondered if I might be having it 'harder' than other students. The questions and case studies here would have eased any worries or concerns that I had. Teaching throws up so many questions! This book answers them in a fun, interesting and enjoyable way' - Dan Port, Primary School Teacher

'I would advise all prospective PGCE students to read this book. It highlights that the PGCE course is not there to give you tips for teaching, but to help you develop along the way after observing, recording, reading and learning for yourself about the world of teaching. Helpful throughout the PGCE year, it covers writing critically, finding a job, the interview process and more, making you realize what the next nine months will entail' - Kerry Crane, Primary School Teacher

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