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Developing Professional Practice Module

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PDT 4170
September and January
One year via online distance, at your workplace or on campus learning

Develop your teaching practice and research the impact of your work in this practice-based short course designed for a wide range of educators, with opportunities to study at a convenient location such as your school, local authority or theme-based group (subject to arrangement).

Why study the Developing Professional Practice Module at Middlesex University?

Available through online distance learning, your workplace or at our state-of-the-art London campus, this course will challenge you to negotiate and plan your own learning programme, with evidence of implementation into your own practice and the impact this has on your professional work. Guided by experienced practitioners, you will pursue focused postgraduate professional development with high quality support, recognition and acknowledgement for your achievements.

Used by individuals, groups and schools for a variety of projects, such as developing effective AFL or Introducing 'pupil voice strategies', this course will enable you to develop as a reflective teaching practitioner and skilled self-managed learner, whatever your particular field of education is. Armed with these reflective skills and practical insights you will not only boost your career prospects for the future but enhance your current teaching practice while gathering research that may be of significant value to your organisation, students and colleagues.

How is the Developing Professional Practice Module taught?

This short course is structured to enable you to maintain your professional employment while advancing your learning through part-time study sessions at our London campus or online via distance learning.

Through a series of study sessions you will receive expert guidance in exploring your chosen project. This project could explore such subjects as:

  • Developing effective AFL
  • Developing effective learning styles
  • Introducing 'pupil voice strategies'
  • Developing strategies in PE to involve pupils


You will be assessed through a portfolio (supervised by the module leader over the course of the year). The portfolio may include:

  • Needs analysis and justification
  • Planning professional learning activities, implementation/application to practice, and evaluative research
  • Evidence that the planned programme has been implemented
  • An analysis of personal learning and impact
  • Ways forward

This module is suitable anyone in education interested in developing their practice.

Apply today

Applications to this module should be made directly to the university. Please visit our CPD page to download an application form and for more information on the application process.

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