Professional Development for Early Career Teachers Course - UEA (University of East Anglia)


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Program Description


Discover how to improve your teaching strategies and classroom management as you start your career as a teacher.

Become a better teacher and learn how to manage your workload at the same time

The early stages of a career in teaching can be as daunting as you’re faced with new responsibilities and challenges. Managing all of these, and your own professional development is difficult.

On this course, focused on professional development for teachers, you’ll get advice and support on improving your teaching strategies as well as managing your workload so you’re able to handle these challenges.

Through the course, you will reflect on and identify your professional development needs. You’ll also explore behaviour management strategies and pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning.

What topics will you cover?

  • Reflective practice and how this can be used to review and develop teaching and learning.
  • Strategies for managing workload.
  • Approaches to effective behaviour management in order to promote behaviours for learning.
  • The use of assessment for learning (AFL) strategies to effectively assess the progress and learning needs of children.
  • Approaches for providing appropriate challenge and differentiation.

When would you like to start?

Most FutureLearn courses run multiple times. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts.

  • Available now

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to:

  • Develop your understanding and use of the reflective practice to review and identify your own professional development needs.
  • Reflect on, develop and extend your understanding and application of a range of behaviour management strategies.
  • Reflect on and develop your assessment for learning (AFL) approaches to identify the learning needs of your students.
  • Reflect on and develop your pedagogical approach to teaching and learning, including providing appropriate challenge and support for your students.
  • Develop effective strategies for managing and prioritising workload.

Who is the course for?

This course is primarily for teachers starting out in their careers but will be of use to teachers at any stage of their career.

Who will you learn with?

Miriam Jones

I qualified to teach in 1997, and have taught all year groups, in addition to leading two primary schools. I am now a Lecturer in Primary Education. I specialise in science and professional studies.

Dave Jones

I'm a lecturer in Primary Education at UEA. I have taught across several year groups and held senior leadership roles in different primary schools. Before teaching, I was an analytical chemist.

Martin Smith

Lecturer in Primary Education (Mathematics) at UEA. Father of 2, living in North Norfolk. Experienced classroom practitioner enjoying the opportunity to make a difference.

Who developed the course?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

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$259.99 for one year

Join free and you will get:

  • Access to this course for 7 weeks

Upgrade this course and you will get:

  • Access to this course for as long as it’s on FutureLearn
  • A print and digital Certificate of Achievement once you’re eligible

Buy Unlimited and you will get:

  • Access to this course, and hundreds of other FutureLearn short courses and tests for a year
  • A printable digital Certificate of Achievement on all short courses once you’re eligible
  • The freedom to keep access to any course you've achieved a digital Certificate of Achievement on, for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn
  • The flexibility to complete your choice of short courses in your own time within the year
Last updated Sep 2020

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