Continued Professional Development (CPD) education modules are aimed at qualified teachers currently working in primary schools,early years settings or special schools.
The CPD modules will enable you to develop advanced knowledge, understanding and skills within the module subject area.You'll be prepared for future career development, for example subject management roles in school; enabling you to manage the work of others and the strategic planning of your chosen subject across the whole school or specific age phase.
The option to gain 30 Masters Level credits per module through assessment is highly recommended as a route towards achieving higher degree qualifications.
- English: language, learning and culture
- Exploring mathematics
- Raising achievement in mathematics (RAiM)
- Inquiry based science
- Connect, consume, create: ICT in the primary school
- Performing arts
- Working inclusively with special educational needs and disability (SEND)
- Study a CPD course purely for your own professional development, with no assessment element.
- Study a CPD with masters level assessment allowing you to gain 30 masters level credits per module.
Masters level credits gained through the CPD modules can be used to count towards the award of full Masters qualifications such as the LSBU MA in Education.
See the website http://www.lsbu.ac.uk/courses/course-finder/continuing-professional-development-education
Each module outline below will give you an idea of the content and any prior experience and/or qualifications required in order to take the module.
- English: Language, Learning and Culture
This module focuses on spoken language as a key area of the English curriculum in order to explore culture and deepen learning in the classroom. You'll explore related areas of the oral traditions of storytelling; drama; play and popular culture as well as an in-depth analysis of effective talk for learning.
- Exploring Mathematics
Exploring Mathematics will challenge and engage your interest in mathematics, as well as develop knowledge which underpins confident mathematics teaching. Leave behind misconceptions and anxieties about mathematics and enter into an historical, investigative and creative journey.
- Raising Achievement in Mathematics (RAiM)
The RAiM module will help you gain knowledge and understanding to successfully teach mathematics with competence and confidence, and begin to develop as a specialist in this area. You'll explore progression and application across different strands of primary mathematics and at Key Stage 3.
- Inquiry Based Science
This module draws from current research dealing with inquiry based learning in an international context. Sessions include practical workshops where you'll actively cooperate in groups to design and carry out scientific investigations.
- Connect, Consume, Create: ICT in the Primary School
This module provides you with the opportunity to explore the most up to date research, knowledge and understanding that underpins ICT and the computing curriculum in primary schools. It enables you to consider the creative and innovative way ICT can be used to support children's learning.
- Performing Arts
This module prepares you to teach the performing arts subjects in a culturally diverse society. It addresses the design and content of the performing arts curriculum in addition to related issues such as creativity and exploration. The style of the module is highly interactive with an emphasis on practical engagement.
- Working inclusively with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)
This module explores theory and practice to enable children with Special Educational Needs and/or Disability (SEND) to achieve in their learning, what constitutes appropriate support and intervention strategies in the Early Years and beyond; and developing inclusive practice.