Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM066: Secondary Education and Professional Studies (School Direct)

This module descriptor refers to the 2021/2 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

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

Academic staff

Dr Annabel Watson (Convenor)




EDUM064 Secondary Subject and Curriculum Studies (School Direct)
EDUM030 Professional Learning (School Direct)

Available via distance learning


This module will introduce you to educational theories, policies and frameworks relevant to teaching in the Secondary subject that you have chosen for your School Direct programme. In addition, you will learn how to conduct a small-scale, classroom-based, educational research study. Resources for the module, including recorded lectures, will be available online using the University of Exeter’s virtual learning environment, ELE.  Seminars and directed tasks will enable you to relate your developing professional practice in school to scholarly literature and theoretical frameworks to deepen your understanding of a range of topics in education including research methodology. The content of the module is strongly inter-dependent with the Secondary Subject and Curriculum Studies module in the PGCE School Direct programme.

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