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Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL)

Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Learning (CIDTL) is offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE), UK and is a professional teacher certification program recognized in 140 countries across the world. The Diploma is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice, and enhance the quality of teaching and learning. In the Diploma, teachers will have the opportunity to understand the principles of learning and teaching and relate these critically to their own practice. They will critically engage with educational theory and research evidence to inform and develop their professional thinking. Teachers in the programme will design coherent lessons and programmes that focus on planning for active learning and teaching, and use a variety of approaches to teaching and learning appropriately to help learners learn more effectively. They will be able to develop their personal 'reflective practice' skills enriched by ideas and experience from external sources and learn collaboratively, supporting and supported by their colleagues.

 

The CIDTL, a dynamic teacher-development course, is designed to incorporate international best practices in Education. The Diploma syllabus and assignments provide a framework which includes a range of teaching and learning methods making intensive use of technology. The focus is on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching and learning. It also helps teachers explore and apply new ideas in their own context, integrate new approaches in their own practice, and demonstrate their professional development as reflective practitioners. Teachers can work towards the Diploma at their own pace. This will depend on their priorities and circumstances. Certification provides an international quality mark, enhancing their professional profile, and will help open pathways for their further professional and career development.

 

Curriculum Course plan

The Diploma is designed so that candidates can demonstrate their professional thinking and practice as clearly and efficiently as possible. The evidence required matches the learning outcomes. In their portfolio, candidates provide evidence of their:

  • Practice − actual teaching practice
  • Learning − newly-acquired knowledge, skills and understanding
  • Reflection − skills in analysing, synthesising and evaluating their experiences to develop their future professional practice

All modules are marked on the basis of its creativity, authenticity and reflective thinking by examiners from the CIE, UK.

Cambridge Diploma in Teaching and Learning
  Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
Topic Exploring Teaching and Learning Teaching and Learning in Action Developing Professional Practice
Sequence of Learning Guided Learning Work Based Learning Individual and Collaborative Learning
Evidence length: Portfolio- Evidence of Practice Learning and Reflection
Module 1  Module 2 Module 3

Assessment is through a portfolio of evidence, examined by Cambridge. In their portfolio, teachers demonstrate their knowledge, skills and understanding in the context of their own work, from a variety of sources:

  • classroom observations
  • materials that arise naturally out of the teaching process
  • feedback from colleagues, learners and others
  • the teacher’s own reflections on their practice.
 

Highlights

Face-to-face sessions: The five modules are covered through 120 hours of classroom based sessions.

One-to-one Mentoring: Expert mentoring support during and after the completion of the course.

Support materials: All candidates receive the required study and support materials for the course. The candidates will have access to the ITARI library for reference work.

The contact sessions for these units shall take place at ITARI study center, Bangalore
with the University of Bath tutors leading the session.

Eligibility

Graduate degree from a recognized University. The Diploma is intended for full-time or part-time practicing teachers in educational establishments, training organizations and companies.

Duration

1.5 years part-time (Three Phases including 20 Saturday workshops, practice teaching and three reflective research assignments)