Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EFPM321: Reading the World

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.


NQF Level7
Credits30 ECTS Value15
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 2 (5 weeks) and term 3 (5 weeks)

Academic staff

Professor Debra Myhill (Convenor)

Dr Anthony Wilson (Convenor)





Available via distance learning


Reading is the core mechanism by which new knowledge and new understanding is acquired, and being able to read with confidence is an imperative for educational success. At the same time, the reading we do beyond compulsory reading helps us to understand ourselves and our world.  This module addresses the learning and teaching of reading, with a dual emphasis on reading for pleasure and reading in the curriculum. A significant element of the module includes the reading and study of books written for children, from the Early Years through to teen fiction. This module is aimed principally at participants with a BA/BEd/PGCE in Primary Education, a PGCE in Secondary English, or a PGCE in any secondary subject with high literacy demands. You will also normally need to be currently in a teaching post, or have access to an appropriate classroom setting for the school-based elements of the module.

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