Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EHUM009: Semi Specialist Humanities (Primary)

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

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module introduces students to current thinking in the teaching of humanities and develops students’ pedagogic and academic subject knowledge in the wider field of humanities education. 

Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that key elements of the module I will include: education theories related to good humanities learning and teaching; progression of graphicacy skills; humanities learning and teaching in out of school contexts (e.g. coastal fieldwork; using museums); using primary and secondary evidence to interpret the past; links with sustainable development and citizenship; a focus on a non-European History study unit; making effective use of assessment in the humanities; use of fictional texts to support humanities learning and teaching; the role of the coordinator.

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 activities33Practical classes and workshops: History and Geography Pedagogy & theory workshops; Fieldwork and Peer Teaching
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities8Seminar Days
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities9Specialist pathway activities such as coastal fieldwork and using museums
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities1Tutorials with academic tutor
Guided independent study40Reading set texts
Guided independent study50Wider reading
Guided independent study22Web-based activities
Guided independent study35Seminar/workshop preparation and follow up
Guided independent study12Peer teaching activity preparation
Guided independent study30Learning support group preparation
Guided independent study60Coursework assignment preparation

Online Resources

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

Geographical Association

Historical Association

Nuffield Primary History

Geography teacher training