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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM918: Reflecting on Educational Practices

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

Module Aims

  • To support and develop your skills as a critically reflective and professional observer
  • To provide experience as a means of supporting the development of knowledge and skills in practice
  • To critically explore and problematise the issues and challenges professionals face in real-life education settings
  • To enrich your existing experience of professional settings and your understanding of the places where education might take place
  • To develop your understanding of experiential learning and what it means to learn through reflection
  • To develop employment related skills which will prepare you for future work in the field

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. Gather relevant practical data and critically analyse it for purposes of reflection;
2. Demonstrate ethical professional practices;
3. Critically reflect on your experience and observations and develop a comprehensive and sophisticated argument about what you learnt in relation to theory and policy;
4. Demonstrate detailed knowledge and understanding of: key themes in education practice; areas of interest to you; and their enactment.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. Construct organised, structured, critically reflective and analytic writing;
6. Critically engage with relevant sources of literature and current debates in education;
7. Reflect on and problematise theory, practice and/or policy with regards to experiences of educational practices.
Personal and Key Skills8. Demonstrate independent learning, self-management and organisation;
9. Critically reflect on your experiences of educational practices and discuss the implications for future practice;
10. Demonstrate oral and written communication skills.