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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

This final core course in the MSc EPP provides opportunities to review and consolidate the skills, knowledge, values and practices developed across the earlier part of the programme as well as other aspects of ongoing professional learning. The course will focus on critical self reflection and act as a mechanism to provide a synopsis and synthesis, within participants’ current work based context, of key new learning, enhanced ways of collaborative/cooperative working; enquiry/research techniques planned/implemented, action research project findings and impact; and enhanced professional practice arising from experiences across the programme.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
  • Dr Dean Robson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Education (ED) (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

The following areas will be covered: - Enhanced approaches to self-evaluation - Enhanced techniques to support personal critical reflection - Enhanced portfolio management (including e-portfolios) - Enhanced practice in collaborative working practices and role of professional learning communities in supporting enhanced professional practice - Further examination and review of research methodologies and instruments and techniques of enquiry - Further exploration of the relationships between policy, research and practice - Further examination of professionalism and professional development within the current educational context and context of professionalism - Academic writing - Preparing for your synoptic report and integrative oral

In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers

In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

1st attempt: Formative assessment activities will be provided to prompt and structure regular participant-participant and participant-tutor contacts and to scaffold the final summative assessment activities. Summative assessment will be 3 parts (equivalent 8000 words) all parts backed up by a supporting portfolio of evidence (annotated and appropriately cross-referenced in report, presentation and action plan) pulling together journey through the programme, covering the Learning Outcomes highlighted above, and based on: 1. Synoptic report (4000 words) 2. Integrative oral (15 minutes) and discussion with panel (including field professionals) 3. Professional development action plan with reflective commentary (2000 words) Resit: There will be one opportunity to resubmit the work completed, as revised to take account of identified inadequacies in the original.

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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