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Teaching food technology/ DT info please

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Dorisdolalee Fri 28-Feb-14 15:56:10

I am considering doing a PGCE in secondary education. My degree is a language but not one of the core ones (but bviously I could go down this route.)

What I am interested to know however, is what the situation is for teaching food technology in schools and whether I need to have a second subject ie textiles. I would really love to be involved in teaching food at secondary level but I'm not sure how and where I get information from.

Any info on this would be much appreciated.

IamMrsElf Sat 01-Mar-14 09:20:46

When I did my PGCE I range the course leader at the university, explained the degree I had and the subject I wanted to teach and he gave me lots of advice and pointers, I followed them all and a year later I was on the PGCE. Have you looked at a support role in a DT department in a Secondary School. Getting hands on experience is important. Also a lot of schools are offering a GTP style program now so you might be able to do the training from within the school.

Check the TES website for more advice and info

Hope this helps.

Dorisdolalee Sun 02-Mar-14 15:26:01

Thank you Elf -That helps a lot

Reastie Fri 07-Mar-14 19:20:59

I did a GTP a few years ago (trained in a school) and they only took me on (I'm food tech) on the basis I also did a second subject (graphics). They told me it was for my own good as it made me more employable being able to offer more than one subject. I had no qualifications or knowledge as to what graphics was! I taught myself/observed lessons and taught it to KS3 in my training year. Have never used it since though.

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