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Our Teaching studentsStudents on the Certificate in Education and Post Graduate Certificate in Education exhibited their findings to fellow students, staff and the wider University Centre St Helens community this week, as they displayed their research findings, in poster format, at the Heart of Glass gallery.

Completed as part of the compulsory Contemporary Issues module, students were required to undertake extensive research on a contemporary issue of impact; an issue that has arisen as a direct result of Government involvement or change. Key assessment criteria required the students to consider their chosen subject issue in the context of their teaching organisation, the teacher and students.

With a requirement that all work be displayed in poster format, all students chose to include a QR code as part of their presentation, allowing viewers to scan the poster to receive additional information, if required.
Speaking from the event at the Heart of Glass, lecturer and event organiser, Sue Mather said:

“The Contemporary Issues module considers the philosophies and ideologies that underpin the work of the Government, considering and exploring how changes impact upon the work of those in education. The reality of the workshop or classroom can often seem a world away from governmental departments, where decisions are made without our knowledge that can take time to filter to grass roots level or can impact more or less immediately. This module plays a vital role in enabling trainee teachers to understand the challenges shared by those involved in education from student to Government level.”

The one-day exhibition took place on Tuesday 1st May, before posters were returned to the classroom to form a wider part of individual assessments.

The Certificate in Education and PGCE at University Centre St Helens still have places available for September 2018 entry. Offered on a part-time basis, the courses are ideal for those already working in a learning environment, looking to take their next step to secure qualified teacher status.

Teaching Students Showcase Research