TE7064 - Professional Enquiry in Teaching and Learning

What will I learn on this module?

This module will develop your knowledge and understanding of Equality, Inclusion & Diversity in education. You will develop a critical insight into the challenges faced by schools and the teaching profession as they seek to ensure all pupils have equal opportunities to make progress and achieve individual success as part of a broad and balanced curriculum.

How will I learn on this module?

You will learn through a combination of university-based and school-based opportunities that aim to underpin professional learning with academic knowledge and critical understanding. During your university days, you will have opportunities to reflect on your school-based experience and develop an appreciation of the importance of integrating practice and formal theory. Your immersion within school, supported by the expertise and experience of University based tutors will ensure your learning is grounded in current best practice and research Key note lectures will be led by University staff with research expertise in Social Justice, Equality & Diversity and Inclusion; and supported by lead school practitioners where appropriate. You will be supported as you engage in further reading and study to extend your critical understanding of the issues related to the topics introduced throughout the module and this will help you to develop a response to the associated assessment task.

How will I be supported academically on this module?

Successful academic achievement requires a system of robust support and guidance to help you focus on your learning needs. In addition to the pastoral support you will receive, the tutors involved in delivering this module will provide guidance and academic counselling to ensure that you are able to confidently engage with the academic rigour of this module. This dialogue will be face to face in lectures, seminars or tutorials and is an essential aspect of the programme assessment for learning strategy. Extensive support is also accessible online as part of the University’s commitment to technology enhanced learning. This employs the use of the e-learning portal (Blackboard including Pebble+) and social networking and collaborative tools.
A central feature the academic support available to you is the service provided by the University Library. This 24/7 service caters for all your learning needs, has extensive access to electronic texts and tutorials that will directly support the development of academic skills aimed at improving your critical thinking and analytical writing.

What will I be expected to read on this module?

All modules at Northumbria include a range of reading materials that students are expected to engage with. The reading list for this module can be found at: http://readinglists.northumbria.ac.uk
(Reading List service online guide for academic staff this containing contact details for the Reading List team – http://library.northumbria.ac.uk/readinglists)

What will I be expected to achieve?

By the end of this module you will have:

Knowledge & Understanding:
1. demonstrated knowledge and critical understanding of theories and models of learning in relation to current education;
2. developed a critical understanding of the relationship between policy, pedagogy and professionalism;
3. developed knowledge and critical understanding of contemporary issues and how they impact on your practice and children’s learning;
Intellectual / Professional skills & abilities:
1. systematically investigated and critically reflected upon the underpinning ideologies, philosophies and perspectives of education and how these impact upon education;
2. critically analysed and debated the role of the teacher and the nature of professionalism in this context;
Personal Values Attributes
1. reflected on and improved your practice, taking responsibility for identifying and meeting your developing professional needs;
2. be able to identify and comment reflectively upon the values which underpin education in the UK.

How will I be assessed?

Formative Assessment
University based days will be structured to provide opportunities for you to consider and explore the topics introduced. Feedback on your interpretation and developing understanding of these concepts will be formative, informal and be central to the discussion and interactions you have as part of your engagement with the academic and practice focused aspects of your training. You will draw upon this as you consider your response to the summative assessment in this module.
KU (1,2,3) IPSA (1,2) PVA (1,2)
Summative Assessment
Summative assessment will be through submission of a reflective and analytical assignment of 4,500 words that focuses on one of the topics introduced as part of this module
KU (1,2,3) IPSA (1,2) PVA (1,2)





Module abstract

This module complements TE7063 and will help you to fully understand the role of the teacher and its complexities within a dynamic education system. You will learn about some of the key social and political contexts within which education sits and how these influence your school based practice. You will be guided and supported by the university tutor team, as well as your school based mentors. Both teams will help you to reflect on your school-based experiences and develop an informed perspective as you learn about specific issues facing education. Your professional understanding and employability will be strengthened as a result of your learning in this module and you will develop a critical understanding of how research at the forefront of the discipline supports your professional capacity and effectiveness in the classroom.

Course info

UCAS Code Various - please refer to DfE

Credits 30

Level of Study Postgraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing

Location Various Locations

City Newcastle

Start September 2023

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Full time Courses starting in 2023 are primarily delivered via on-campus face to face learning but may include elements of online learning. We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Contact time is subject to increase or decrease in line with additional restrictions imposed by the government or the University in the interest of maintaining the health and safety and wellbeing of students, staff, and visitors, potentially to a full online offer, should further restrictions be deemed necessary in future. Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.


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