Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM052: Secondary Professional Learning

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

This module relates directly to your professional development through 36 weeks of the programme, including 24 weeks on placements in school. The co-required modules provide taught sessions and tutorials based at the university to support your learning and a programme of seminars in school. The evidence presented in the IDP will be compiled during the taught university course and the 24 weeks of school-based work experience in two different secondary schools.  

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Guided Independent Study600Self-directed reading related to classroom practice; Critical reflection on professional learning.
Placement600A range of learning activities including: classroom observations and teaching; tutorials including discussion about professional learning; written critical reflection on progress towards achieving the required professional standards; and written action plans for further development.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).