Dlite as new teach­ers grad­u­ate

The Oban Times - - News -

ELEVEN High­land stu­dents have grad­u­ated thanks to a joint part­ner­ship. Aberdeen Univer­sity has col­lab­o­rated with the High­land Coun­cil to of­fer an 18-month dis­tance learn­ing post-grad­u­ate di­ploma in ed­u­ca­tion (PGDE) (Pri­mary) Pro­gramme.

The Dis­tance Learn­ing Ini­tial Teacher Ed­u­ca­tion (DLITE) PGDE pro­gramme com­pleted its sec­ond ses­sion last month (June), with stu­dents start­ing their pro­ba­tion year in Au­gust.

An­other eight stu­dents be­gan the third phase of DLITE in Jan­uary this year, and will qual­ify in June 2017.

Dr Yvonne Bain, Univer­sity of Aberdeen said: ‘The Univer­sity of Aberdeen is keen to con­tinue build­ing on the pos­i­tive part­ner­ship with High­land Coun­cil in or­der to re­tain and de­velop op­por­tu­ni­ties for teacher ed­u­ca­tion through ini­tia­tives such as DLITE.

DLITE PGDE Pri­mary grad­u­ates: from left: Bill Alexan­der, direc­tor of care and learn­ing, Jes­sica MacLen­nan, Siobhan Mil­lar, Yvonne Stod­dart, El­iz­a­beth Fuller, Sara Ri­ach, Rod­die Jamieson, Ann Ste­wart, Me­lanie McKay, Ni­cola Cope, Ca­tri­ona Smith and Louise Chisholm.

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