MPD FOR EDUCATORS
MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
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.
Child Protection & Safeguarding
From identifing abuse signs to the UAE Child Protection & Safegaurding Law
People of Determination
From understanding disabilities to reducing barriers to promoting inclusion
Discipline, the physical arrangement of the classroom
From concepts of diversity & equality to legislation
Understand the UAE moral education programme and its importance
From understanding resource optimisation to supporting sustainable development
MPD - KHDA approved content that includes high quality multimedia and video content for all the courses with detailed pre-course, in-course and post-course assessments.
Module Details :
- Child Protection & Safeguarding
- People of Determination
- UAE Moral Education Programme
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.
At a glance
- Benchmarking & Endorsement
- Impact & Career
- Delivery Mode
The programme provides a professional qualification for existing teachers. The Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) combines relevant theory with real-world application, allowing participants to take what they learn in the course and immediately apply it to their teaching. Through a flexible online platform Suraasa, participants can access programme content and contribute to class discussions on their own schedule and at own pace.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) is benchmarked against international teaching standards and covers:
- Pedagogy: Teaching and learning principles, teaching skills
- Development and design: Curriculum, teaching and learning resources
- Learning assessment: Design, development, grading assessments (formative and summative)
- Human development: Psychology; cognitive, social and physical development
- Classroom Management: Discipline, physical arrangement of classroom
- Educational Technology: Computer applications in education, online learning and assessment.
- Teaching practice
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.
Professional Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning (PGCTL) will impact on teaching and learning by:
- Enhancing learning experiences
- Improving student learning outcomes
- Upskilling of teachers & hands-on learning experiences
- Having better engaged classroom
- technical, creative and analytical skills appropriate to solving specialised problems using evidentiary and procedural based processes in predictable and new contexts
- the skills to evaluate, select and apply appropriate methods, procedures or techniques while teaching and also to evaluate and implement appropriate tools and strategies in education and pedagogy
- Communication and informationtechnology skills to present,explain and/or critique complexand unpredictable matters
This programme, is designed to fit into the institutional commitments of busy professionals. The programme can be completed in 300 guided learning hours (60 Credits). It takes 10 Months for a working professionalto complete the qualification.
Blended. It includes weekly face-to-face classes (as minimum required criteria), research project, online learning and portfolio creation through our app ‘Suraasa’ (available on iOS/Android/Web).
PGCTL can be delivered in English or Arabic.
- Assessment & Grading
- Delivery Mode
KHDA approved content that includes high quality multimedia and video content for all the courses with detailed pre-course, in-course and post-course assessments. The content also comes with opportunities for reflective discussions for teachers.
The courses are verified and assessed internally on our online learning platform. There are multiple attempts for the final assessment.The grading is either pass or fail. All participants must achieve all performance criteria (PC) to obtain a pass.
We provide KHDA approved & attested certification for the courses to the successful participants.
The courses can be delivered using any mode of delivery i.e. face to face, online or hybrid that meets the participants’ need. The notional duration of the courses have to be 15 hours per module that can be sufficed in online delivery or a face to face delivery with around 4-6 hours of guided learning.
These courses are offered in both English and Arabic as per the requirements of the educational institution.
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