Practical learning: achieving excellence in the human services

January 23-25 2008 Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Teachers learning for practice across, from and with other professions

Keywords: accreditation, registration, multi-agency working, integrated children's services

Presenter: Tom Hamilton (General Teaching Council for Scotland)

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) is the professional, regulatory body for Scottish teachers. To teach in a Scottish state, school teachers must be registered with the GTCS. The Council accredits all programmes of Initial Teacher Education (ITE) in Scotland and has ownership of the two relevant Standards for beginning teachers in Scotland. These are the Standard for Initial Teacher Education which students must meet on completion of their university ITE programmes and the Standard for Full Registration which new teachers must meet at the end of their one year Teacher Induction Scheme in order to gain full registration with the Council. Both Standards, and a set of Guidelines for Initial Teacher Education Courses in Scotland, have recently been revised and reissued. This symposium will look at how the revised publications reflect changing patterns of integrated children's services within Scotland and, in turn, give a lead to the development in initial teacher education of students and, in the early professional development within the teacher induction scheme, of teachers prepared to work more closely and effectively with professionals from other areas.


Date: Wednesday 23 January 2008, 3.30-4.30

Venue: Ochil Three

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Organised by the Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services in association with PEPE (Practical Experiences in Professional Education).