Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM052: Secondary Professional Learning

This module descriptor refers to the 2023/4 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of the module is to enable students to provide reflection on their professional development and demonstrate evidence of achievement of the range of essential knowledge, skills and experience listed in the Teachers’ Standards required by the NCTL for QTS. These are available at:

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. recognise pupils’ learning needs and interpret these learning needs in order to plan, teach, assess and evaluate lessons and schemes of work;
2. demonstrate confident academic and pedagogic subject knowledge to teach in a Secondary school;
3. demonstrate secure understanding of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and assessment regulations for a specialist subject at Secondary level;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. critically evaluate personal professional learning;
5. plan future professional development needs;
Personal and Key Skills6. manage your own learning development;
7. learn effectively and be aware of your own learning strategies;
8. work productively in different kinds of teams (formal, informal, project based, etc); and
9. think creatively about the main features of a given problem and develop strategies for its resolution.