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Learning & Teaching

This is a 30-credit Level 9 programme. It comprises the first two modules of the Master of Arts in Learning and Teaching, which has been running in DkIT since 2010. Those who successfully complete these modules will have the option to transfer to the MA programme, subject to meeting entrance requirements and scheduling.

These modules are:
Student-centred Learning and Teaching: Models and Strategies (Module 1) This module focuses on the strategies teachers may use to develop student-centred learning and teaching. It also examines student-centred assessment and feedback strategies and appraises the most effective ways to design and write module learning outcomes. In addition, the module provides opportunities for participants to share their experiences through reflection on practice, peer learning and professional collaboration. A collegial approach is adopted throughout. The content of the module draws extensively upon international and national research findings and perspectives. A blended approach, characterized by face-to-face and online delivery methods, will be used.

Enhancing Learning through Technology (Module 2)
At a time when technology is providing increased opportunities for flexible learning, it is imperative that teachers develop their technological competence allowing them to develop their curricula in flexible and creative ways, so as to render learning more accessible and therefore more student-centred. This module will therefore develop the e-learning expertise of participants while affording opportunities for them to appraise new developments in e-learning practices. The aim of the module is to provide participants with an understanding of appropriate theory, technologies and tools to enable them create student-centred online resources and activities which can supplement face-to-face delivery or can be delivered in a blended learning environment. The emphasis will be on linking theory and practice through engagement with and appraisal of a range of teaching tools and technologies.

Entry requirements

Applicants for the Certificate of Arts in Learning and Teaching should normally have an Honours degree. The programme is practice focused so applicants must be engaged in sufficient teaching to allow them to meet the programme learning outcomes. For example, in the IOT sector an average of approximately 8 hours teaching per week across two semesters typically would be sufficient.

Applicants are not required to teach at any particular level but the nature of their teaching should be conducive to meeting the learning outcomes, for example, involving the assessment (formal or informal) of learning.

Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Duration

1 year

Further enquiries

Laura McKenna
Centre for Learning and Teaching
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Dublin Road Dundalk Co. Louth

t 042 9370320
e laura.mckenna@dkit.ie

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Who Should Apply?
This programme is designed to support participants in improving their own practice. It is aimed at those involved in teaching and/or training, for example in post-secondary or Further Education, or within organisations such as the HSE.

Awarding Body: Dundalk Institute of Technology - Level 9 Certificate (30 credits)

Application date

If you wish to apply for this programme please contact Laura Mc Kenna, CELT co-ordinator at 042 9370320 or laura.mckenna@dkit.ie

Further details can be viewed via www.learn.ie. Potential students may be interviewed.

Course fee

€1,500 (payable in 2 instalments)

Enrolment and start dates

January 2017 (subject to demand). See www.learn.ie for details.

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