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Dr Tim Lucas, Associate Dean for Teacher Education

Welcome from the Associate Dean for Teacher Education

As Associate Dean for Teacher Education I would like to introduce you to our suite of Initial Teacher Education 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:

  • Personal and professional attitudes, values and beliefs
  • Subject and curriculum knowledge
  • 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 beliefsSubject 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

  • SEND
  • Research based practice

  • Planning and workload management

  • Authentic assessment

  • Behaviour and attitudes for learning

  • Notion of continuity and progression

  • Leadership and management
  • Click below to find out more about our ITE provision:

    Primary Early Years Phase Primary Phase Secondary Phase Further Education and Training Information for ITE Partnership
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