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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Teaching Studies - Advanced
Module Code ED3300
School 78
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Elaine McDonald
Semester 2: Elaine McDonald
Autumn: Elaine McDonald
Module TeachersElaine McDonald
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Repeat examination

This module will consider the relationship between theory and practice in Religious Education and the Elective area. It considers the relationship between teacher, learner and content with a particular focus on teaching strategies and methodologies for Religious Education and the Elective. It pays particular attention to the diverse needs of learners and considers how these needs might be addressed within the context of the NCCA key skills (junior cycle).

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate the appropriate professional skills necessary to investigate and research suitable content for Religious Education and the Elective.
2. Evaluate, using internal and external criteria, a range of teaching strategies for Religious Education and the Elective.
3. Demonstrate the appropriate professional skills necessary to source, design and employ suitable resources (AV, ICT) for Religious Education and the Elective.
4. Consider the way in which the NCCA key skills address the diverse needs of learners.
5. Demonstrate the ability to apply appropriate strategies in relation to differentiation and assessment of and for learning.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Total Workload: 0

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Students will investigate a range of general and subject specific strategies that are suitable for the post-primary school.

Students will explore a range of ICT and AV resources that can be adapted for the needs of learners.

Critical and Creative Thinking
Students will explore the implication and application of the NCCA key skills for the classroom.

Design, planning and implementation of appropriate forms of assessment and differentiation for post-primary school pupils.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Assignmentn/a100%Every Week
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • 1998: Inside the black box : raising standards through classroom assessment /, King's College (University of London) Dept. of Education and Professional Studies,
Other Resources

0, Website, NCCA, 0, NCCA Assessment Toolkit, https://ncca.ie/en/junior-cycle/assessment-and-reporting/focus-on-learning/, 0, Online REsourcee, National Council for Special Education, 2016, A Study of the Experiences of Post Primary Students with Special Educational Needs, https://ncse.ie/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/NCSE-A-Study-of-the-Experiences-of-Post-Primary-Students-with-Special-Ed-Needs.pd, 0, Online Rsource, Comhairle na N'Óg/ Department of Children and Youth Affairs (, 2017, SO, HOW WAS SCHOOL TODAY? Report of a survey on how young people are taught and how they learn,
Programme or List of Programmes
BREBachelor of Religious Education &English
BRHBachelor of Religious Education &History
BRMBachelor of Religious Education & Music
SMPESingle Module Programme Education

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