Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM042: Secondary English Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Beard R, Myhill D, Riley J. Nystrand, M.  (2009)  SAGE Handbook of Writing Development London: SAGE

Burn A, Durran J. (2007) Media Literacy in Schools London: Paul Chapman

Carter R, McCarthy M (2006) Cambridge Grammar of English Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

Gamble N, Yates S (2006) Teaching the Language and Reading of Fiction London: Paul Chapman

Gibson, R.  (1990) Secondary School Shakespeare  Cambridge: Cambridge Institute of Education

Goodwyn A and Stables W (2004) Learning to Read Critically in Language and Literacy Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications

Hopkins, D.  (2008) A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Research Maidenhead: Open University Press

Kempe A, Nicholson H (2007) Learning to teach Drama 11-18 London: Continuum

Mercer, N.  (2000) Words and Minds: how we use language to think together  London: Routledge

Myhill D, Jones S, Hopper R. (2005) Talking, Listening, Learning: Effective Talk in the Primary Classroom Maidenhead: Open University Press


Web based and electronic resources: see PGCE English course on ELE ( 


All students also receive a Course CD of Resources