The strong implementation of teacher education and training in schools has led to a number of university-school partnerships. One area of concern for universities is how to monitor the quality of teaching, learning and administrative activities to which future teachers are exposed in their partner schools or direct schools. Here are four tips to ensure quality assurance in direct school centers.
Tip 1: Monitor procedures by:
1.1. Verify the continuous effectiveness of current procedures, with a focus on improvement and improvement.
As a result of verifying the continued effectiveness of the procedure for informing prospective teachers used by the mentors, and to improve and improve this procedure, I created and implemented the Reflective Approach to Teaching the Practical Questioning Strategy (RATPD). The RATPD allows school mentors or collaborating teachers to contribute to the development of the reflective capacity of future teachers.
1.2. Verify compliance with agreed procedures
For the person in charge of this responsibility, it involves contacting the partner schools to ensure that they were adhering to all policies and procedures of the accreditation of programs and universities with respect to teachers in training. This will include: visiting various schools to meet with senior leaders to get their views on the program and / or to address issues raised; ensure that content, delivery methods and learning materials meet defined objectives; where appropriate, the replacement of lost or destroyed copies of the relevant documents; Examine sample lesson plans for pre-service teachers and train school mentors to use the University-designated assessment rubrics.
Tip 2: Diligently engage in determining and analyzing student feedback, course and module feedback, and feedback from partners and other stakeholders.
The key reason for diligence in this area is that the feedback informs various future reports and actions that ultimately lead to the maintenance of program quality, standards, and student support.
Did you mean: 3 Make sure people at the center can access and know how to access key information in hard copy and / or electronic format.
The information may take the form of a student teacher course manual, student teacher VLE sites, the university website, and other relevant documents.
The key reasons for ensuring that information is accessible to people in the center is that students and mentors know the current expectations, but more importantly, this will maintain the standards of the program. That is, ensure that the strategies and procedures at the center mirror those of the “main” site.
Tip 4: Communicate policy and procedure changes to hub members.
The key reasons for this are to ensure that students, mentors, and other stakeholders are aware of and can make personal adjustments to accommodate changes in procedures. This also contributes to the quality of the student experience.
Verify the continuous effectiveness of current procedures, with a focus on improvement and improvement.
· Verify compliance with the agreed procedures.
Participate diligently in determining and analyzing student feedback, course and module feedback, and feedback from partners and other stakeholders.
Make sure people at the center can access and know how to access key information in hard copy and / or electronic format.
Communicate changes in policies and procedures to members of the center.