Huddersfield trains teachers and teacher trainers across the worl

staff and student China visit

Fri, 01 Mar 2013 11:01:00 GMT

News of two new initiatives mean that Huddersfield is training more teachers in other countries....

Firstly Dr Martyn Walker reports that following discussions with the Saudi government a few years ago, an innovative programme for Saudi government-backed students will mean that, following their three year undergraduate degree in architecture, business or engineering 15 students will move onto a pilot short teacher training course at the University.

The aim is to pilot teacher training qualifications for Saudis who teach vocational courses, as traditionally they only have a vocational qualification and no first degree or teaching qualification. They will join our CertEd/PGCE (Lifelong Learning) students in autumn 2013 and train alongside for a term, also providing a more international flavour to the course, along with some specifically designed, specialist training.

Secondly, following the success of the vocational education training project in China, lecturer Alison Ryan is teaching in China at the prestigious Beijing Institute of Education in March 2013, teaching two cohorts of teacher trainers who are staff of the Institute. It is hoped that this pilot, if successful as our other courses, will lead to further teacher training opportunities.

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