School Self Evaluation - A data informed approach - Micro-credential

The ambition of this micro-credential is to support teachers and school leaders in understanding how school self-evaluation (SSE) may be used as an effective means for school improvement. It will assist participants in understanding the rationale behind SSE and the core principals of using a datainformed approach to reflect on practices within their schools.

The micro-credential will assist participants in understanding how data-informed reflection and evaluation may be used to identify areas for improvement, and attention will be given to the development of the data literacy knowledge and skills required to access and use data within an SSE context. Issues of organisational change leadership which are fundamental to the successful execution of improvement plans will be addressed from a school perspective and the micro-credential will draw on organisational effectiveness research to identify how to set effective objectives and targets, and how to put in place and successfully implement plans for school improvement. Particular attention will be paid to SSE within the Irish context and participants will be supported in understanding that context and critiquing it, both at policy and school level. This micro-credential will also be very relevant to DEIS school planning and the stages and processes involved in that.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be over 21 years of age.

Must be a qualified teacher or be in a leadership role in a school.

Application dates

From the 1st April 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal.

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPC18 (Postgraduate Education) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: ED2105


12 weeks.

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended Learning (in-person and online).

Enrolment dates

Academic Year 2024/25 - Semester TBC

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    Part time,Blended

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