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ProfDip Education Studies

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 30)

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme is aimed at students who have an interest in deepening their knowledge of education matters and professionals working in areas related to education. The programme encourages students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development. Students can select from a broad range of interdisciplinary subjects or develop their own strand within the diploma, such as focusing on the area of Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

On successful completion of the programme, students will have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world and have engaged with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines

Students will critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

Vision and Values Statement

The Professional Diploma in Education Studies programme offers development to professionals working in areas related to education. Students must complete 30 credits from a wide range of modules on offer in the School. The programme enables students to engage broadly with education sciences and professional development or to develop their own strand within the diploma, such as Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of the programme, students will

1) Have gained sufficient grounding in the theories and issues in the education world.

2) Engage with concepts, principles, and values from a wide range of academic genres and disciplines.

3) Evidence an enhanced aptitude for continued self-directed learning as well as collaborative learning.

4) Critically assess certain key theoretical, policy, and practical approaches to education as informed by the cognate disciplines of education and prevailing influences on educational practice.

5) Have the ability to integrate knowledge and to reflect on wider disciplinary constructs in the course of their study.

6) Develop appropriate academic writing and communicative skills.

Entry requirements

Candidates applying to this programme will normally hold an honours degree at undergraduate level from a recognized higher education institution. We welcome international applicants and advise that applicants, whose first language is not English, should have an IELTS overall score of 6.5, with no band below 6, or equivalent. Only applicants who have met the English language results will be considered.

Duration

1 year part-time.

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Sarah Conroy
Contact Number:01 716 7965

Subjects taught

Stage 1 - Option

How Computers Work
COMP47550

Coding & Software Engineering
COMP47560

Professional Development: Digital Learning Design
EDUC40270

Education Sciences: Psychology Applied to Schools
EDUC40310

Leading a Learning Organisation
EDUC40410

Responding to the Additional Support Needs of Learners : Theoretical and Practical Perspectives
EDUC40420

Educational Psychology and Positive Psychology
EDUC41510

Children's Rights & Participation
EDUC41520

Contemporary Issues
EDUC41620

School leadership and the quality of teaching and learning: actors, agency, activities
EDUC41640

Global Classroom
EDUC41990

Guiding Effective T & L
EDUC42090

Equalities and Social Justice for Children
EDUC42590

Philosophical Perspectives on Education and Childhood
EDUC42650

Children's Literature
EDUC42780

Mindfulness for Schools: Learning from the Inside Out
EDUC42870

Mental Health & Wellbeing
EDUC42880

Computational Thinking: strategies for teaching, learning & assessment.
EDUC42960

Application date

Part Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake:2018/2019 September

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