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Using a strand curriculum model to design an initial teacher training programme

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Dom Shibli, Secondary Science PGCE Lead and Lead University Mentor, University of Hertfordshire, UK Chris Powell, Secondary Geography PGCE Lead and Admissions Tutor, University of Hertfordshire, UK Vicky Pateman, Head of Initial Teacher Education, University of Hertfordshire, UK For a novice teacher, stepping into the classroom can resemble a vast wilderness, navigating through uncharted territories. In contrast, for an expert teacher, it is a well-trodden path, each lesson a destination that they have reached many times before. At the University of Hertfordshire, we have designed a strand curriculum model to inform our postgraduate teacher training programme, facilitating a structured progression from novice teacher to early career teacher (ECT) readiness. What is the strand curriculum model? The strand curriculum model comprises five strands that align with the core content framework’s (CCF) core areas of practice: behaviour management, pedagogy, curriculum, assessment and pro

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