Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM049: Secondary Physical Education Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module introduces students to current thinking in the teaching of PE and develops students’ subject content knowledge, pedagogical content knowledge, knowledge of learners and learning and knowledge of the curriculum in the field of PE. Key elements of the module include:

  • Lecture Programme: The theoretical basis of PE teaching;
  • Lecture Programme: PE teaching at GCSE and A Level;
  • Practical/Workshop Programme: A series of practical/workshop sessions to cover the practical basis of PE teaching ;
  • Residential experience: Outdoor and adventurous activities;
  • Day Conference: Presentation of degree level dissertation posters;
  • Collaborative Learning and Teaching (CoLT): A series of formalpeer collaborative approaches to learning between students;
  • Seminar Days: Five days when students return to the university to share school-based work experiences and deepen their understanding of the connections between theory and class-based practice.

On the Secondary PGCE, you will learn and reflect on the skills and knowledge required by the programme’s credit-bearing and non-credit bearing modules throughout the year. You will need to think about the modules in relation to each other. To facilitate this, the learning and teaching activities and guided independent study described below are scheduled to occur across all three terms both in the context of your university taught course and in the context of your 24 weeks of applied professional experience in 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
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities36Lectures: PE Lecture Programme
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities36Practical/workshop sessions:
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities9Outdoor & Adventurous Activities Residential
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities6Day Conference
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities9Collaborative Learning and Teaching
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities10PGCE Seminar Days
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities3Tutorials with Academic Tutor
Guided Independent Study191Independent Study

Online Resources

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