Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM042: Secondary English Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (12 weeks), term 2 (12 weeks) and term 3 (12 weeks)

Academic staff

Dr Annabel Watson (Convenor)




EDUM036 Education and Professional Studies

EDUM052 Professional Learning

Available via distance learning


English is a subject fundamental to learning and a core subject in the curriculum.  This module is structured to encourage collaborative learning, and personal development - collaborative, because schools are made of teams of professionals working collaboratively to support each other and to support the learners in their charge; personal, because the best teachers continue to learn and develop throughout their careers and possess a strong sense of their own development needs.   The module addresses not only what to do in an English lesson, but also why you are doing it. By understanding the principles underpinning the teaching of English, and through being introduced to the latest research in the field, you will be empowered both to evaluate your own classroom practices and the responses of the students you teach.   To take this module, you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class Honours degree in English or a closely related subject.

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