Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EFPM321: Reading the World
This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.
|Term(s) and duration|
This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks), term 2 (11 weeks) and term 3 (11 weeks)
Dr Anthony Wilson (Convenor)
Professor Debra Myhill (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.