Doing Your PGCE at M-level
A Guide for Students
- Keira Sewell - Education Consultant
Masters-level study is an increasingly prevalent component of PGCE courses and this new edition of the best-selling student guide offers a clear and concise overview of M-level aspects in teacher education.
This Second Edition includes discussion of recent developments in education policy, greater coverage of reflective practice in school-based training and up-to-date advice on how to get a teaching job at the end of your course.
With new reflective activities designed to help students develop critical skills, and improved references to additional material, this book is essential reading for students on PGCE courses in primary and secondary education.
'Doing your PGCE at M level is a valuable guide designed to enable students to achieve success. Its approach, using clear explanations and case studies enable trainees to engage at a critical level and understand the potential benefits this can bring to them personally and professionally. Moving forward from the first edition in a way that incorporates education policy from recent fast moving times this enables trainees to critique and identify how the education arena is shaped. This new edition also enables trainees to develop many of the key skills of M-Level work; the development of reflective activities to enable deep reflection and critical analysis is a welcome development. This comprehensive text will be a valuable resource for anyone training to be a PGCE teacher' -
Tim Roberts, PGCE Programme Director, University of Hertfordshire
Praise for the first edition:
"An indispensable guide for anyone who wants to get the most out of new opportunities to study to become a teacher at M-Level. The book explains, in clear and accessible language, what studying at Masters level entails and the benefit it can bring in terms of career progression and continuing professional development" - James Rogers, Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers
"This book is a timely aid for students embarking on what they may perceive as being the doubly daunting prospect of becoming a schoolteacher and engaging with Masters level study. I enjoyed reading it very much and feel that it is an essential aid to beginning PGCE students. I am very pleased to recommend it to students and their tutors on Masters level PGCE courses in Higher Education Institutions across the sector" - Dr Alison Jackson, ESCalate ITE Leader, University of Cumbria
"As a PGCE student, I found this to be essential reading. A highly comprehensive yet very accessible text, it will be useful not only to those considering doing a M-Level PGCE, but also as a survival handbook for those already on the course" - Diane Troughton, PGCE student
"I was very impressed at the invaluable advice and support this book offers. It poses excellent questions that encourage personal reflection and offers helpful case studies to clearly illustrate ideas. It gives a complete picture in a clear, accessible manner" - Katie Pragnell, PGCE student
The masters level is clearly explained
Excellent resources for trainee teachers
This book contains several excellent chapters that helps support students making the transition from undergraduate to postgraduate level work.
A really important book for those undertaking a PGCE, especially as more providers are raising the bar and teaching at a Masters' Level
A very useful guide for any PGCE trainee to refer to during their PGCE year. Some students do not fully appreciate the depth of study required for the PGCE and this book provides a very useful and informative comprehensive reference source.
A useful text that supports parts of the first year of teacher training courses. The practical examples and activates are very useful for discussion. It is written in a user friendly style which students on their first year like.
this is an eay to read and v accessible book for the students - i have recommended at essential reading
A useful text book for students and staff alike.
User friendly - clear and concise. It gives straightforward explanation of the 2 awards available. It examines the development of a critically reflective teacher and the importance of research in the development of educational theory. A must to support PGCE students who are studying at M level.
Mrs. Lorraine Dunn - Lecturer Douglas macmillan Hospice.