Doing Your PGCE at M-level: A Guide for Students

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Keira Sewell
SAGE Publications, Apr 4, 2012 - Education - 144 pages
What is PGCE at M-Level and what can you expect from the course? How can it help you to develop as a professional?

Master's-level study is now a well established component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of Master's level aspects in teacher education.

This Second Edition includes discussion of recent developments in education policy, greater coverage of reflective practice in school-based training and up-to-date advice on how to get a teaching job at the end of your course.

With new reflective activities designed to help students develop critical skills, and improved references to additional material, this book is essential reading for students on PGCE courses in primary and secondary education.

Keira Sewell leads Visionary Education (, an education consultancy covering teacher training, science education, strategic development and business and industry partnerships.

Contrbutors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton, Edge Hill University, the University of Dundee and an independent consultant supporting Higher Education Institutions.

Praise for the book:

"Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally.

Moving forward from the first edition in a way that incorporates education policy from recent fast moving times this enables trainees to critique and identify how the education arena is shaped. This new edition also enables trainees to develop many of the key skills of M-Level work; the development of reflective activities to enable deep reflection and critical analysis is a welcome development.

This comprehensive text will be a valuable resource for anyone training to be a PGCE teacher." - Tim Roberts, PGCE Programme Director, University of Hertfordshire


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1 What will the PGCE at Mlevel do for me?
2 What can I expect my PGCE at Mlevel to look like at subject level?
3 What can I expect my PGCE at Mlevel to look like during my schoolbased training?
4 What is the relationship between research and development as a professional?
5 How does academic writing at Mlevel make me a better teacher?
6 Getting a job with a PGCE at Mlevel
7 Continuing your studies

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About the author (2012)

Keira Sewell is programme director of the Primary PGCE at Southampton University.

Contributors to the book are members of the primary and secondary PGCE teams at the University of Southampton and the University of Cumbria.

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