In this week’s EDDi we return to our roots - international schooling.
The broad focus of EDDi has always been international education generally. However, as a team of writers and editors, we have lived, worked, and been involved in international schooling for over two decades. It informs our identities and, in turn, that of EDDi.
Which is where our first academic digest picks up the narrative:
Understanding Teacher Identity as an International Teacher: An Auto-ethnographic Approach to (Developing) Reflective Practice
It is a truism that every job you do changes you. All the more so if that job takes place internationally. This insightful piece examines how working overseas changes you - personally and professionally.
Our second digest tackles another hardy perennial: by being part of globalisation, are international educationalists complicit in perpetuating global social injustice?
Global Citizenship Education: Re-envisioning multicultural education in a time of globalization
This is an important article raising a great many important questions for anyone remotely involved in teaching the concept of ‘global citizenship’, especially in elite/exclusive international schools.
Digging deeper into our roots, the final piece takes us back to the classroom. Dr Mike Whalley asks whether:
Lesson Planning: Is it better to be consistently ‘Good’ or occasionally ‘Outstanding'
Finally, following last months EDDi Extra, we were inundated with questions about the new PGCE iQTS qualification. We intend to run a feature article on iQTS in the next edition. For now, if you are interested in the differences between PGCEi’s and the iQTS variant, Warwick University have a useful comparison table here.
The New PGCE…now with added iQTS
As you've no doubt read, the UK Government is piloting a new PGCE iQTS programme, recognised by the Department for Education as equivalent to English qualified teacher status (QTS).
The University of Warwick is delighted to be one of a select few providers offering this exciting new programme for August 2022.
As you’d expect, the course is rigorous and robust. For an overview of the requirements, there is an outline (and individual eligibility checker) HERE.
The introduction of PGCE iQTS also means a few changes for Warwick's highly successful PGCEi programme. The admissions and placement criteria have been simplified; head HERE for further information.
A useful comparison of the PGCE iQTS and PGCEi courses can be downloaded HERE.
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