Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM053: Primary Teaching and Learning Contextual Studies (School Direct)

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

Miss Harriet White (Convenor)




Educational & Professional Studies module (EPSM000)

Primary Professional Learning module (EDUM034)

Primary Curriculum Studies module (EDUM033)

Available via distance learning


This module will develop the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for you to teach primary aged children in both Key

Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, and to understand how to understand the curriculum in related phases.

The module will increase your overall understanding of primary education and will be additional to the teaching and learning

you will experience in the Educational and Professional Studies, Curriculum Studies and Primary Professional Learning

module. The module will be led by University of Exeter academics with input from outstanding teachers who are part of our School Direct programme.

There is an emphasis within the module to develop in a more in-depth and practical manner, some of the concepts taught theoretically during your Educational and Professional Studies and Curriculum Studies modules. Linking theory to practice within a school context will prepare you to become an outstanding primary school practitioner.  The module will enable you to achieve the depth of understanding required to reach the Teachers’ Standards (2012) at a level

acceptable for Qualified Teacher Status.

Taught sessions will be delivered via lectures, seminars, and workshops (on and off-campus).

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