Professional Development Qualification [PDQ]
Cambridge International Diploma In Teaching & Learning (CIDTL)
The Diploma is designed to help teachers develop their professional thinking and practice, and enhance the quality of their teaching and learning. Reflective practice is enriched by critical engagement with new ideas and approaches.
Who are the qualifications for?
The Certificate and Diploma are for practicing teachers. They focus on the development of knowledge, skills and understanding in the key aspects of teaching and learning. They are inclusive and relevant to all teaching and learning contexts: from primary and secondary general education, to adult and higher education. They help teachers to explore and apply new ideas in their own context, integrate new approaches in their own practice, and demonstrate their professional development as reflective practitioners.
Oasis offers the following value-added components to ensure a premium educational experience:
- Option to choose only Certification CICTL (Module 1)
- Cambridge-certified trainer
- Small facilitator/participant ratio (no more than 20 per cohort)
- 21st-century learning and innovative pedagogy
- Follow-up conversations and discussions
- Techniques on teaching with technology
- Assistance in pre-reading assignments prior to submission.
CIDTL Programme Leader Profile
Dr. (Ms) Ambar A. Qaiyum, is an educationist on the board of trustees of Oasis International School (OIS). She has completed the Cambridge Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) with a distinction and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Bath, UK. She is presently pursuing her masters in Educational leadership. She is also a qualified dentist.
As part of the OIS Strategic Leadership Team for the past 15 years, she has been primarily involved in networking for the school and leading and managing the school’s educational projects especially those for nurturing positive school culture directed toward holistic social and emotional learning and pastoral care. To encourage parental involvement in the school’s development and for bringing the stakeholders voices to the board she chairs and directs the school’s Parent Volunteer Association.
She has presented her study on Transformational Leadership Emergence in Faith schools’ at the Opus conference, London as part of a Practitioners’ Certificate Course in Psycho-social Interventions. The paper has been published in The Journal of Creative Writing, Vol 1 Issue 2.
“As a Director of Studies, I am so happy to see the change in the attitudes of the teachers. I see a great change in the teachers who have done their PDQ. They now talk about active learning,formative assessments and use the language of the teaching community. This is now motivating other teachers to do the course. I feel that the whole teaching -learning culture has changed in the school. Now there are teachers who think ‘What can I do to involve the students?’ Rather than ‘Oh! the students are not capable.’ The teachers are now trying to differentiate tasks and instruction to suit individual learners.”
“I know I can use different teaching strategies, use engaging activities for learning to take place, include formative assessments for any learning that takes place in class and also to keep in mind the solo taxonomy while planning a lesson plan. Above all to reflect, reflect and reflect. ”
“At the CICTL course I have experienced a variety of teaching and learning strategies and principles. The impact of CICTL is that now I am able to better understand the needs of my learners and provide them with various opportunities to develop themselves. I have personally started reflecting on each and every activity I do in my life. And this has proved to be a boon for me.“
“An excellent program, this course made me think critically about various aspects of teaching and I’m now inspired to rethink the way I conduct my classes. The program leaders were excellent, combining learning concepts with real life classroom examples. This was also a great opportunity to learn from a diverse group of experienced and talented teachers. I’m very happy to have been part of this and would definitely recommend this course to all those who are passionate about teaching!“