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Gateway Graduate School

Jul 2, 2011 3:20:44 PM - thesundayleader.lk
  • Edexcel Professional Diploma In Teaching

David Davies, Head of Stakeholder Relations, Edexcel, Premila Paulraj Canitius, Territory Manager India Subcontinent, Edexcel, Suriya Bibile – Regional Development Manager, Edexcel, Dr. Harsha Alles – Director, Gateway Group and Michael Dobson, Head, Gateway Graduate School, along with the initial group of teacher trainees.

The Gateway Graduate School has commenced the Edexcel Professional Diploma in Teaching which is an exciting new course designed to offer a recognized qualification to all teachers and to improve the standards of teaching throughout Sri Lanka. The first intake began training in June 2011 and the next intake is due to commence in September 2011. David Davies, Edexcel’s Head of Stakeholder Relations, said that the new course will not only benefit persons who are already teaching but also those who wish to make teaching their career. The course will be taught by well-qualified and experienced educators, led by Michael Dobson, the Head of the Graduate School.

The Diploma will consist of eleven modules:
•    Introduction to Teaching and Learning
•    Soft Skills for Teachers
•    Support and Advise Learners
•    Develop Assessment Practice
•    Manage Review and Evaluation
•    Design Learning Programmes
•    Develop Creative Approaches to Learning
•    Develop Resources to Support Learning
•    Use ICT to Support Learning
•    Promote Independent Learning
•    Teaching in Practice        The course will be conducted at the Gateway Graduate School in Rajagiriya, mainly on Saturdays from 9.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m., although there may be some days extra during the holidays. Details on the Gateway Graduate School can be obtained from the Registrar by writing to ggs@gatewayworldwide.com or by calling 0772256356, 2888858 or 2877277.