The practicum for the 2-year Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Physical Education) [PGDE(PE-Pri)] programme is spread throughout the entire programme and is developmental in nature. It comprises two school attachment periods, i.e., Teaching Practice 1 (TP1) and followed by Teaching Practice (TP2).
Practicum Structure of the PGDE(PE) Programme
||No. of CT lesson observations
||No. of NIES' visits1& lesson observations
||Before Semester 1 of Year 2
||Pass / Fail*
||2 school visits,
1-2 lesson observations2
||Semester 2 of Year 2
||Distinction* / Credit / Pass / Fail*
2 school visits and
2 lesson observations
* Moderation required.
1 The 2 “school visits” refer to the courtesy call and the end-of-practicum visit (not necessarily an assessment meeting).
2 For BA/BSc(Ed), Dip Ed and PGDE PE (Pri/Sec) TP1, the NIES can make the first lesson observation on (or by) the fourth week. If the student teacher is failing, the NIES will suggest ways of improving teaching – which the student teacher should act on. The NIES will conduct a second lesson observation to follow-up as soon as possible. Thereafter a moderator is appointed if need be.