KHDA Approved Mandatory Professional Development Courses
As a part of the KHDA Teacher Permit System, all teachers in Dubai have to undergo training on six mandatory professional development courses from approved providers. These six courses are based on the skills that have been identified by KHDA as mandatory skills for teachers in Dubai to be able to guide students on living harmoniously and peacefully in Dubai and the UAE. KHDA has created detailed module specifications on these topics that have been shared with schools as a preliminary step to define what to expect from these trainings.
The course will familiarise educators and school staff with best practices relating to protection and safeguarding of learners. Participants will learn about child protection legislation in the UAE and the develop their knowledge about different types of abuse, the signs and symptoms of abuse, and appropriate actions to be taken to protect learners.
The course will develop educators’ and school staff’s understanding of diversity and equality in education. It will also develop their understanding of different forms of inequality and discrimination and how these impact learners and staff. The course will further enhance their knowledge on different legislation and policies related to equality and diversity in UAE.
The course will develop educators’ and school staff’s understanding of the importance of a safe learning environment and its impact on learner wellbeing. The course will enhance their knowledge of health and safety and identification of risks and hazards. It will also enhance their knowledge of the school’s roles and responsibilities to provide a safe learning environment. It will further enhance their knowledge about the role of diet, nutrition and exercise in enhancing learner wellbeing.
This course will develop educators’ and school staff’s understanding about disability, impairment, special educational needs and inclusion. In this course, participants will explore different barriers and discrimination faced by people of determination and ways to reduce barriers to promote inclusion. Participants will also explore different legislations and policies that promote inclusion. The course will further enhance their knowledge about the different teaching and learning approaches to promote inclusion.
This course will enhance educators’ and school staff’s understanding of sustainability and importance of resource efficiency in supporting sustainable development. It will also enhance their knowledge of initiatives that can be integrated into the learning environment to promote sustainable practices among learners.
The course will familiarise educators and school staff with the UAE Moral Education Programme and its importance. It will enhance educator’s and school staff’s understanding of the curriculum framework of the UAE moral Education Programme and requirement for its implementation.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is a graduate level school-based teacher qualification. PGCTL is designed to equip educators, who already have subject matter expertise within their academic discipline with the knowledge, skills, and competence, to teach at the K-12 level. It provides a cutting-edge curriculum that blends international best practices with topics of particular relevance for teachers in the region. It combines theoretical studies and practical experience allowing participants to take what they learn in the course and immediately apply it to their teaching. The overall programme approach is grounded in experiential learning, critical thinking and reflective teaching
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is benchmarked against international teaching standards and covers:
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is validated and endorsed by educational experts internationally. It has been endorsed by UK Awarding Body ATHE at UK RQF level 6 (UAE Level 7) and is approved by KHDA, Dubai as a teaching qualification for school teachers.
The Teacher Standards package includes hundreds of videos and learning content created to enable the teachers to meet the requirements for teacher standards and teacher licensing internationally and in the UAE. The package includes 4 Modules:
The course will familiarise teachers with personal and professional ethics for the teaching profession. It will enhance teachers understanding of the UAE heritage and cultural values. The course will further enhance a teacher’s skills to collaborate and communicate professionally with stakeholders to promote and support learning. The course will develop teacher’s knowledge and understanding of organizational regulations, the emirate and national laws and regulations that are applicable to schools and school employees.
The course will familiarise teachers with knowledge about learning and development in relation to the diversity of learner characteristics and needs. It will enhance teachers understanding of and competence in the curriculum for the area(s) of responsibility, educational research, learning theories, pedagogical approaches, cultural values and relevant policies. The course will support teachers to apply knowledge in practice.The course will familiarise teachers with knowledge about learning and development in relation to the diversity of learner characteristics and needs. It will enhance teachers understanding of and competence in the curriculum for the area(s) of responsibility, educational research, learning theories, pedagogical approaches, cultural values and relevant policies. The course will support teachers to apply knowledge in practice.
The course will familiarise teachers with the importance of creating learning environments that are safe, supportive and motivating for learners. It will enhance the teacher’s knowledge about effective learner-centred teaching that is responsive to the needs of learners. The course will further enhance teacher’s knowledge about the use of technology in education. The course will develop teacher’s knowledge and understanding of different assessments and its importance to evaluate progress. The course will also develop the teacher’s knowledge about different ways to provide feedback on learner learning.
The course will enhance teachers understanding of the importance of taking responsibility for their own professional growth by reflecting on performance, identifying development needs, planning and engaging in professional development, and evaluating the impact on teaching and learning.
Early Birds will get promotional access to 4 mock assessments created to help you prepare yourself on the pedagogy test. The mock assessment has been created keeping in mind the pedagogy assessments for International and UAE teacher license exam.
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