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Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE)

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) program equips aspiring educators with the skills and knowledge to thrive in international teaching careers. This intensive six-month program utilises a blended learning approach with weekly synchronous activities. Core educational principles of curriculum design, pedagogy, assessment, and learning theories are explored alongside established and emerging trends in international education.  The program delves deeper into critical areas like sustainable practices, social justice within education, digital pedagogies, and the crucial process of internationalizing curricula. Through a focus on reflection and collaboration, the PGCE program fosters a deep understanding of global perspectives in education, ensuring graduates are at the forefront of the ever-evolving educational landscape.

Modules
Credit
Transformative Learning
10
Instructional Leadership
10
Critical Reflection in Educational Practice
10

The following are the modules to be offered and their respective descriptions.

Transformative Learning

Credits: 10  Status: Core Module

Module Description

The module aims to provide a critical perspective of the current state of education – transitioning from traditional architecture and practices to new ecologies of teaching and learning. The students will critically analyze various pedagogical paradigms didactic, authentic, and transformative learning in context to their own teaching philosophy and professional practice. The students will critically examine the sources and use of power within educational settings and investigate pedagogies for empowerment and transformation.

Learning Outcomes

LO1. Critically analyze the impact of contemporary social transformations on teaching and learning including in the areas of technology, media, globalization, diversity, changing learner needs, and sensibilities.

LO2. Critically evaluate and develop rapport-building techniques to enhance a positive, supportive, and inclusive learning environment.

LO3. Critically review principles and processes involved in developing a teaching philosophy and create a digital teaching portfolio.

LO4. Investigate backward design framework, and traditional and non-traditional teaching strategies to plan transformative learning experiences by incorporating active learning methods in lesson planning.

Instructional Leadership

Credits: 10 Status: Core Module

Module Description

In this module, students are introduced to the teacher leadership concept and the value it holds in the educational field. In the wake of current educational challenges students will learn the critical importance of expanding their knowledge of educational research

and theory to guide leadership decisions. They will explore and critically evaluate significant research and best practices in the fields of instructional leadership (e.g., learning theory, school climate and culture, effective teaching methods, professional development, and the relationship of instruction, curriculum, and assessment). To make a positive change in their learning community and cultivate the attributes and attitudes of a teacher leader, students will also engage in personal assessment and analysis.

 

Learning Outcomes

LO1 Critically analyzes research and theories on instructional leadership.

LO2 Critically evaluates principles and strategies for content evaluation, instructional approaches, and assessments within instructional leadership.

LO3 Conduct a critical self-analysis informed by the theories and best practices of instructional leadership.

Critical Reflection in Educational Practice

Credits: 10 Status: Core Module

Module Description

This module will help the students to understand the process and effective way of critical reflection as a tool that they will use in their present and future practices. The students will be introduced to different theories, philosophies, and practices of critical reflection. Through discussions on different theories and philosophies, students will be encouraged to critically evaluate the existing frameworks of critical reflective practice. They will question all their beliefs, principles, and practices to align it to the current challenges of the educational system.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this module, you should be able to:

LO1. Critically understand the process and ways of critical reflective practice.

LO2. Evaluate the different theories and philosophies of critical reflection.

LO3 Synthesize different frameworks of critically reflective practice and analyze their application in your practice with a view to improving it.

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Universidad Católica de Murcia, UCAM, is one of the fastest growing universities in the European region. Based out of Murcia, Spain, with learning centres in the UAE, Indonesia and Singapore, UCAM offers more than 163 courses, including business administration, health care, computer science, sports management and engineering. The university has strategic partnership with more than 360 international universities, including Stanford University, National University of Singapore and National Technological University. UCAM is also a member of Erasmus Mundus and Universia. The UCAM E-MBA program is ranked among the top 10 in the region and the university currently has over 21000 active learners. UCAM accredits and awards MBA program in General Management, MBA in Business Analytics, MBA in Operations and Project Management, MBA in Health and Safety Leadership, MBA in Global Banking and Finance, MBA in Agile Supply Chain Management, MBA in Global Healthcare Management, MBA in Energy and Sustainability, MBA in Accounting and Finance and MBA in Marketing Management

Applicants must have attained the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University

Documents Required

  • Duly filled application form
  • Academic documents (Diploma and bachelor’s degree with transcripts)
  • Resume
  •  A copy of your passport
  • A photograph
  • Statement of purpose
  • Experience/Employment letter.

Learning Outcomes

Live & interactive lectures by expert faculties

Recorded session for offline viewing

World-class curriculum by eminent faculty

Practical learning through seminars and workshops

Assignments for module assessments

Easy-to-use LMS accessible anywhere

Online library to further enhance your knowledge

Gain real-world skills, providing a well-rounded educational experience

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