Postgraduate Module Descriptor
EDUM048: Secondary Physics Subject Knowledge and Pedagogy
This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.
The module introduces students to current thinking in the teaching of Physics and develops students’ pedagogic and academic subject knowledge in the field of Physics education. Whilst the module’s precise content may vary from year to year, it is envisaged that key elements of the module will include:
• Lecture and Seminar Programme: This covers the theory and practice of secondary science pedagogy.
• Peer Teaching: These sessions give you an opportunity to practice your teaching in a safe and supportive environment.
• Seminar Days: Five days when students return to the university to share school-based work experiences and develop the links between the theoretical and practical aspects of teaching Physics.
On the Secondary PGCE, you will learn and reflect on the skills and knowledge required by the programme’s credit-bearing and non-credit bearing modules throughout the year. You will need to think about the modules in relation to each other. To facilitate this, the learning and teaching activities and guided independent study described below are scheduled to occur across all three terms both in the context of your university taught course and in the context of your 24 weeks of applied professional experience in schools.
Learning and Teaching
This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:
|Scheduled Learning and Teaching Activities||Guided independent study||Placement / study abroad|
...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:
|Category||Hours of study time||Description|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||78||Lecture and Seminar Programme|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||10||Peer Teaching|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||12||Seminar Days|
|Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities||1||Tutorials with academic tutor|
|Guided Independent study||199||Independent Study|
This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).
Web based and electronic resources: see PGCE Secondary Science page on ELE ( http://vle.exeter.ac.uk/ )