Early Career Framework

Early Career Professional Development – Mandarin Teacher Micro-programme

Saturday 23rd October 2021 & Friday 18th February 2022, 10:30AM – 4:30PM (UK Time), on campus at UCL.

This unique Mandarin-specific professional development micro-programme provides first-and second-year Early Career Teachers (ECTs) in the country with tailored and subject-specific support to further develop their learning and teaching practice. This will enable them to complete their induction period to a high level and meet Teachers’ Standards. Built on Initial Teacher Training and in line with the DfE’s Early Career Framework, this two-day micro-programme complements the ECT induction programme developed by DfE-funded providers, the core ECT induction programme developed by school leaders with DfE-accredited materials, and the school-led ECT induction programme.

Developed by UCL IOE Confucius Institute for Schools – the specialist teacher training provider and the representative organisation for Mandarin teaching and learning in UK schools – the programme stimulates ECTs’ reflection upon and reconsideration of their practice. With subject experts and highly experienced school teaching practitioners, ECTs will optimise their practice within and beyond the curriculum through talks, workshops, peer observation and joint practice development.

Open to
First-Year and Second-Year Early Career Teachers of Mandarin in UK-based Schools

Availability
Yes (Limited Places Available)

Cost
Free*

Organiser
IOE Confucius Institute for Schools
chinesenetworks@ucl.ac.uk

Programme Information

Programme Aims

  • To provide subject-specific support (complementary to full/core induction programme) to first- and second-year Early Career Teachers
  • To support further development of teaching and learning practice (built on Initial Teacher Training and in line with Early Career Framework) within and beyond the curriculum
  • To stimulate reflection upon and reconsideration of current practice and new ideas in order to further develop pedagogical knowledge and skills
  • To promote joint practice development within the subject-specific ECT community

Who the programme is for

This programme has been developed specifically for first- and second-year Early Career Teachers of Mandarin who are currently working in UK-based schools. All participants are expected to have completed their Initial Teacher Training (through a university-led ITT course, i.e. PGCE, or school-based ITT, i.e. School Direct) and be holders of Qualified Teacher Status.

Programme Content

The programme consists of a range of interconnected areas and subject-specific topics. These are in reference to the knowledge and skills outlined in the Early Career Framework and in line with Teachers’ Standards.

  • Setting expectations for Mandarin learning with high quality planning
  • Developing Mandarin-specific skills with scaffolded learning sequences
  • Increasing the depth and breadth of Mandarin learning with active and collaborative learning
  • Adapting Mandarin teaching and learning with differentiated instruction
  • Monitoring learning with questioning and promoting metacognition in the Mandarin classroom
  • Enhancing independent learning and problem-solving skills with feedback through Mandarin learning
  • Planning mid/long-term learning and teaching programmes for GCSE Mandarin
  • Working with others within and beyond school to promote Mandarin learning

Programme Structure

The programme will be delivered with two full-day face-to-face sessions on campus at UCL. The venue for each session will be confirmed in the enrolment confirmation and welcome letter. In the event of COVID-related restrictions, the programme may be delivered through a series of online synchronous sessions, equivalent to two full days.

  • Day 1: Saturday 23rd October 2021, 10:30AM – 4:30PM
  • Day 2: Friday 18th February 2022, 10:30AM – 4:30PM
    Total professional development time: 10 hours.

Certificate

A programme completion certificate will be issued provided that both full-day sessions have been fully attended and the pre-session tasks have been completed.

Fees

Free of charge for first- and second-year Early Career Teachers of Mandarin in UK-based schools.

How to apply for this programme

The deadline to apply for this programme is Friday 24th September 2021.

Please click «Apply Now» below and fill out the application form. The application form should be fully completed by the Early Career Teacher or Early Career Teacher’s Induction Tutor or line-manager.

We anticipate high demand for the limited places available on the programme. Therefore, potential participants should complete the application form below as soon as possible. Please contact Kate Wilson (chinesenetworks@ucl.ac.uk) if you have any questions.

Once your application has been received, an initial admission letter will be sent to you within 10 working days. Given the limited number of places on the programme, we may seek further information from the ECT and the ECT’s Induction Tutor or line-manager, in order to make the final decision on the application. If the ECT is accepted onto the programme, the enrolment confirmation and welcome letter will be sent to the ECT and the ECT’s Induction Tutor or line-manager at a later date, before the start of the programme

Programme Coordinator

Victor Wu

Teacher Training and Professional Development Coordinator
chinesenetworks@ucl.ac.uk