Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM321: Reading the World

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

Module Aims

The principal aim of this module is to enable you to develop a stronger theoretical understanding of reading and the teaching of reading. This will have a direct impact on your own pedagogical practices and a direct impact on your students’ outcomes in reading assessment and in using reading to access the curriculum. The module also aims to broaden and extend your familiarity with a wide range of literature for children.

 Specifically, the module aims to:

develop your understanding of theoretical models of the reading process;

clarify the respective roles of phonics and comprehension in becoming an effective reader;

support your ability to make connections between research in reading and your own classroom practice;

develop your subject knowledge of literature written for children and young people;

enable you to understand readers’ perspectives on reading;

support your ability to manage effective classroom practice in reading.

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. demonstrate systematic understanding of theoretical models of the reading process;
2. identify students’ learning needs in reading and interpret these learning needs in order to plan, teach, assess and evaluate lessons and schemes of work which involve reading;
3. evaluate critically and analyse a wide range of books written for children and young people;
Discipline-Specific Skills4. critically evaluate the relevance of reading research to classroom practice;
5. synthesise relevant reading research literature in support of an argument;
6. use appropriate technologies for data handling and writing in education;
7. present data and findings in a form appropriate for educational contexts;
Personal and Key Skills8. manage your own learning development;
9. learn effectively and be aware of your own learning strategies;
10. express ideas and opinions, with confidence and clarity, to a variety of audiences for a variety of purposes;
11. think creatively about the main features of a given problem and develop strategies for its resolution.