The Centre for Research in Professional Learning is keen to hear from professional practitioners (e.g. teachers in primary, secondary, further or higher education; health care professionals; lawyers) who would like to undertake continuing professional development. This might take a variety of forms, which we will outline here, but which should not be seen as exhaustive – we would be happy to consider putting on or participating in other events as needed. Everyone is welcome to join the Exeter Professional Learning And Inquiry Network mailing list, which would mean receiving regular newsletters and invitations to attend CRPL events, such as Research Teas and Seminars. We aim to achieve a good balance of academic and practice expertise at these events and welcome suggestions about how to achieve that. Some of these events will have CPD points (or CME points for doctors) associated with them. For professional practitioners interested in further study, we offer a range of options depending on existing qualifications and experiences. At Masters level, we have the ‘Professional Learning’ modules that form part of the MA Education (Professional Learning), which can be taken as individual modules or used towards different qualifications (postgraduate certificate, diploma or Masters). These include modules on Effective Mentoring; Action Research; Educational Issues, Policies and Practices; and Professionalism (this last module is currently only available at level 8). There is also an Independent Study Module, which is a flexible module enabling the study of topics relevant to your own practice. The CRPL can also offer experienced supervisors for professionals undertaking their Masters thesis. For those wishing to undertake doctoral level study, there are opportunities to study for a Professional Doctorate or a PhD in Professional Learning. We would be delighted to talk to practitioners about possible topic areas prior to them submitting a formal application – please do contact the CRPL Co-Leads (Vivienne Baumfield or Karen Mattick) or any of the core members. Again we can offer experienced supervisors. For academics involved in teaching at the University of Exeter, there is the Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PCAP), and the credits from this award can be used directly towards the MA Education. For undergraduate students at the University of Exeter who are potentially interested in teaching as a career, we also offer individual modules called Learning for Teaching and Learning from Work Experience; and full programmes such as Primary PGCE, Secondary PGCE and School Direct. You can find out more at the Teacher Training Open Days

Undergraduate Modules

Learning from work experience