About us

Tim Lucas
Dr Tim Lucas, Associate Dean for Teacher Education

As Associate Dean for Teacher Education I would like to introduce you to our suite of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) programmes here at Edge Hill University.

We are delighted to be able to offer a series of programmes, modules and themes for a variety of phases and age ranges, which provide a holistic approach to teacher development.

At the core of our programmes is a commitment to nurture teachers who have a heightened sense of the contexts in which they will work in the future, and equip them with the tools they will need to make a difference to children and young people’s lives and life chances.

There are three core pillars which are central to all our ITE provision at the different phases:

  1. Personal and professional attitudes, values and beliefs.
  2. Subject and curriculum knowledge.
  3. The craft of teaching and pedagogy.

Engagement with the themes below will enable the teachers of tomorrow to shape their own identities as informed and committed members of both academic and professional communities. We very much look forward to working with you and supporting you on that journey.

Initial Teacher Education pillars

Personal and professional attitudes, values and beliefs:Subject and curriculum knowledgeThe craft of teaching and pedagogy
Integrity, trust and respect

Social justice, political awareness,
regional/social context of teaching

Wellbeing, workload and mental health

Equality and diversity and inclusivity

Commitment to lifelong learning (for self
and profession)

Personal and professional conduct

Safeguarding and safe working practices

Ecological justice, stewardship and
sustainability

Commitment to the improvement of
everyday human life and well-being
Foundations of educational philosophy

Child and adolescent development

Curriculum subject knowledge

Curriculum leadership, design and sequencing

Web schemas

Specialisms/Expertise

Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
Research based practice

Planning and workload management

Authentic assessment

Behaviour and attitudes for learning

Notion of continuity and progression

Leadership and management

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