An Insider’s Guide to Subject Knowledge

Session 371 - #UKEdChat - Thursday 14th September 2017


Subject Knowledge – #UKEdChat Session 371 – Hosted by @dailydenouement on the @UKEd_NW Twitter account

Do we regularly review our subject knowledge? Can you be a great teacher if you’re not a subject expert? How much weight do school leaders give to subject knowledge in terms of CPD & budgets?

This is a conversation for all, whether you’re new to the profession or you’ve seen more exam specs and curriculum initiatives come and go than seems even viable!

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  1. How often do you update your subject knowledge?
  2. What proportion of your CPD is subject specific?
  3. If you have a Masters is it in your subject specialism or teaching/education?
  4. Do you think more importance should be given to Masters level subject knowledge?
  5. Do you teach outside of your subject? Do you have non-specialists in your department? How are they supported?
  6. Has your subject knowledge kept up with recent curriculum changes? What more needs to be done to support this moving forward?
  7. Does/should subject knowledge be audited regularly?
  8. Does/should subject knowledge feature in performance management?
  9. What resources are out there to help develop subject knowledge?
  10. How can primary colleagues be supported to develop subject knowledge across the curriculum?

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