What can we learn from the experiences of Education Studies students who applied for postgraduate initial teacher education programmes in 2015-16?

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2016-06-08

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This presentation reports on research into the experiences of undergraduate Education Studies students who have applied for initial teacher education courses starting September 2016. In particular, we hope to offer indications of how various types of teacher training provision are viewed by prospective applicants and how those perceptions interact with the on-the-ground experiences of the selection and interview processes. We will offer generalised reflections on participants’ experiences that will be of benefit to colleagues working in other areas of DMU. Findings may also be used to encourage future candidates to reflect on their own position in relation to our findings.

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Education Studies, Initial Teacher Training, Initial Teacher Education, Applicants' Experiences, HE Employability, National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL)

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Purves, R. and Pulsford, M. (2016) What can we learn from the experiences of Education Studies students who applied for postgraduate initial teacher education programmes in 2015-16?. presentation to the Great Ideas for Student Employability 2: DMU Mini-conference, 8th June 2016, De Montfort University Leicester.

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Institute for Research in Criminology, Community, Education and Social Justice