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Contemporary Developments in Religious Education

Module Details
Contemporary Developments in Education will provide participants with a thorough professional knowledge and understanding of contemporary educational issues and enable them to analyse and critically reflect on the current challenges at system, school and individual levels.

A range of contemporaneous educational developments will be critically explored, such as legislation and policy, commercialism and the growing role of privatization; assessment, evaluation, quality assurance; school improvement; inclusion and diversity; challenging behaviour; multiculturalism; contemporary curricular developments together with issues relating to the teaching profession such as the Teaching Council, teacher professional development, organisational change and issues which relate to social justice.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.


1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela’s College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071/ 580


Module Structure
All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. All modules are completed within one semester.

Students may wish to exit with one standalone module or Postgraduate Certificate (completion of two modules or 30 ECTS), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four modules or 60 ECTS).

Participants may also progress to MA level on successful completion of three modules or 45 ECTS.

Assessment method

Module Assessment
Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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