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Postgraduate Module Descriptor

EDUM053: Primary Teaching and Learning Contextual Studies (School Direct)

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

The module introduces you to current thinking in primary education and develops your pedagogic and academic subject

knowledge in the wider field of primary education.

Key elements of the module include a seminar programme covering:

  • Planning, teaching and assessment
  • Behaviour management,
  • Working with Teaching Assistants
  • Transitions
  • Creativity
  • Art in the Curriculum
  • Curriculum design
  • Computers in Primary Education
  • Safeguarding
  • Working with Parents
  • Being a Subject Leader and Performance Management
  • Outdoor Education
  • Writing at a Masters level

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: Pedagogy & theory workshops, Peer Teaching and Subject Support Groups
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities8Seminar Days
Scheduled Learning & Teaching activities9Pathway activities
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 prep/ 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).