Teacher Jamil was already working at City of Oxford College, part of Activate Learning, when the opportunity arose to enrol on a PGCE course to gain new skills: ‘The course has been extremely helpful in my teaching career, as it requires us to explore and learn about different learning theories, curriculum design, their application to learning and more. I have found it informative, creative and motivating.’
Jamil particularly enjoyed the innovative use of technology and the great range of facilities available to him at college: ‘Both the quality of teaching and facilities are excellent. Using Google Classroom as virtual learning environment is great. There is also a fairly big classroom in the library to suit our needs.’
‘I would say to anyone who would like to be a teacher to go for this course, as it is very collaborative and challenging in a positive way.’
Jamil is now hoping to apply the knowledge and skills learnt on the course in his own teaching, as well as exploring other higher studies options.