Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM036: Secondary Education and Professional Studies

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 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 Ruth Newman (Convenor)




EDUM052 Professional Learning

One of the Specialist Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy  Modules – EDUM037, EDUM038, EDUM039, EDUM040, EDUM041, EDUM042, EDUM043, EDUM044, EDUM045, EDUM046, EDUM047, EDUM048, EDUM049, EDUM050, EDUM051

Available via distance learning


Whilst taking this module you will examine the educational theories, policies and pedagogical frameworks that apply to all subjects in secondary education. The module comprises a suite of online self-study materials such as video and audio recordings with associated tasks and readings which cover a range of topics, with most being followed up in subject-specific seminars. There will be directed study tasks that will enable you to engage with literature and theoretical frameworks to extend and deepen your understanding of important aspects of education including research methodology.


This module will be taken alongside one of the Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy modules & EDUM052.

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