What is subject knowledge enhancement?

What is subject knowledge enhancement?

What is a Subject Knowledge Enhancement (SKE) course? The aim of SKE courses is to make teaching an accessible and viable career path to a range of graduates. They are designed to bring a candidate’s knowledge of a subject up to secondary teaching level.

What is the SKE bursary for?

This training bursary is to assist with additional costs that are incurred while undertaking the SKE course. It is provided by the Department for Education and administered by Sheffield Hallam University.

Can you fail an SKE?

You can study some of the SKE programme alongside your PGCE, but your SKE needs to finish by the end of the autumn term so that you’re not at a disadvantage. If you fail your SKE programme, you won’t meet Teaching Standard 3 (Subject Knowledge), and this could mean you fail the course.

How many hours a week is a SKE course?

Part-time SKE courses It is recommended by the DfE that you should study 25 hours per week on a full-time SKE course to support appropriate subject knowledge development in preparation for your ITT.

What does subject knowledge mean?

Subject knowledge is the actual knowledge teachers are expected to teach, for example you may need to have a thorough understanding of a Shakespeare play in order to be able to teach it. ‘Subject pedagogy’ is understanding how the topic can be taught.

Why is subject knowledge important in teaching?

As a teacher it is important to “know your subject”, as quoted in the book- it makes it easier to teach, to translate and to encourage understanding. Read this great extract to see what happens when you don’t have good subject knowledge.

What is a subject knowledge?

Do you get paid for SKE?

SKE funding For all SKE courses in the 2021 to 2022 academic year: programme costs are funded at a unit fee up to £200 per week per participant. the participant bursary funding is £175 per week per participant.

Are SKE courses difficult?

Full time SKE is based on 25 hours study per week, which is challenging if students are also completing an ITT. If this is proving too challenging for students to keep up with their work, we are able to offer an extension, to spread their workload.

How do you gain subject knowledge?

How do I improve my gaps?

  1. Join a subject association or subject-specific websites and talk to other teachers who are experts in particular areas:
  2. FutureLearn has lots of online courses, some of them free.
  3. YouTube is your friend.
  4. Read books, listen to podcasts, or watch documentaries/films recommended by other teachers.

What is the form of subject knowledge?

These seven forms of knowledge were mathematics, the physical sciences, the human sciences, history, religion, literature and the fine arts, and philosophy and moral knowledge.