Using the Great Teaching Toolkit as part of an ITT programme

Teesside University’s ITT programme uses the Great Teaching Toolkit to integrate additional analysis and critique of theory, research and expert practice into their curriculum. All trainees and tutors have a GTT account, giving instant access to courses and feedback tools that help them set goals, build understanding, develop skills and embed the habits of effective teaching.

At a launch event of the Great Teaching Toolkit, at Teesside University, we spoke to Oliver Harness to find out why they had chosen to use the Great Teaching Toolkit.


Why did you choose to use the Great Teaching Toolkit as part of Teesside University’s ITT programme?

“The two main reasons for us are around the fact that the Great Teaching Toolkit aligns with the CCF, the core content framework, which is a key thing that we need to get across and our trainees need to be familiar with. But on a more practical level, I think what the Great Teaching Toolkit offers is a way for us to enhance our feedback.

“So when we’ve done a lesson observation, and there’s an issue, for example, around questioning or even feedback, we can say we found that you need to work on that (questioning). Log on to the Great Teaching Toolkit, have a look what’s there, and then when I come back and observe you again, I need to see something different.”

If you are interested in learning more about how the Great Teaching Toolkit can support ITT requirements, Professor Rob Coe and Professor Stuart Kime deliver a webinar exploring ITT requirements and ideas to support the design and delivery of teacher training. You can watch it here.

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