Assistant teacher program/Forum/Advanced courses for assistant teachers

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Advanced courses for assistant teachers[edit | edit source]

One problem with advanced courses for assistant teachers is that groups of assistant teachers may qualify during a longer time and not at once and some assistant teachers may also lose their qualification for several month. This is the about the worst scenario for an advanced course; new assistant teachers who arrive continually want to participate and the course could have to repeat material that has already been treated earlier almost continually.

Participants from different grades[edit | edit source]

Courses can allow participants from different grades to join a course in order to correct for different levels of academic proficiency and different individual curricula.

Entry phase[edit | edit source]

Courses that heavily rely on knowledge from earlier lessons of the course (e.g. mathematical-scientific courses) can offer an entry phase for beginning the course. A new assistant teacher may still be able to follow the course after missing one or two month but could have to wait for the next course to begin after missing a whole semester or more. If courses launch in eighth grade, ninth grade and tenth grade assistant teachers can join almost at any time (or very soon). A disqualified assistant teacher could be allowed to remain in an advanced course for a limited time.

Another reason for offering continual entry phases can be changing interests of young pupils.[1]

Entrance examination[edit | edit source]

The new participant could possibly have to prepare the missing content as voluntary work at home or in a learning group and pass an entrance examination before being admitted.

Learning groups[edit | edit source]

Instead of regular courses assistant teachers can also be allowed to join smaller self-organized learning groups if a sufficient number of pupils to warrant a course isn't available at the time. Learning groups can receive guidance and tuition from tutors.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Allowing for changing interests

Discussion[edit source]