Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM050: Secondary Religious Education Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 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

Dr Karen Walshe (Convenor)




EDUM036 Education & Professional Studies

EDUM052 Professional Learning

Available via distance learning


This module will prepare you to teach religious education (RE) in secondary schools. It will provide you with opportunities to strengthen your subject knowledge in key areas to enable you to teach with confidence.  Most importantly, this module will ensure that you have access to the latest thinking, current debates and research in the field. As a trainee teacher, you will examine the implications of theories of learning for different approaches to teaching (pedagogies). In this module you will be introduced to the best practice in RE and have plenty of opportunity to try out various teaching strategies. It will provide you with the opportunity to develop a secure understanding of issues surrounding the teaching and learning of religious education in secondary schools today. To take this module you will normally need to possess an upper second class or first class degree in a relevant discipline such as Theology, Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, Biblical Studies and Philosophy.

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