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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Advanced Teaching Strategies
Module Code ES208
School 78
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Jane O'Kelly
Semester 2: Jane O'Kelly
Autumn: Jane O'Kelly
Module TeachersTrudy Corrigan
Irene White
Jane O'Kelly
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To facilitate students to understand, explore, examine and select advanced teaching strategies. To develop an awareness of, and appreciation for the presence of diverse learning styles in relation to the sectional and adoption of an advanced teaching strategy To accommodate the development, structuring and sequencing of the various strategies to meet the needs of a diverse range of learners in a range of educational contexts. Becoming a critically reflective practitioner (active teacher/trainer/learner)

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify procedures for planning, designing and implementing various advanced teaching strategies
2. Identify and assess a range of learning styles and the multiple intelligences profile of individual learners
3. Summarise teaching models and classify teaching strategies accordingly
4. Combine practice and theory to plan specific learning episodes for delivery in a range of educational contexts including further and adult education.
5. Design, deliver and critically reflect on a learning episode that utilizes a predetermined advanced teaching strategy.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Assignment Completion16No Description
Independent Study50Study and research
Independent Study35Independent study/Reading around core themes
Total Workload: 125

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

Advanced Teaching Strategies

Teaching and Learning Theory

Recognition & Appreciation of Diverse Learning styles

Appreciating Multiple Intelligence

Explore Different Teaching Models (Inductive Thinking, Concept Attainment, Picture-word Inductive Model, Scientific Inquiry & Inquiry Training, Memorization, Synectics, Advanced Organizers Model)

Teaching Strategies
Coopreative Teaching/ Main + Assistant Teacher Roles

Learning Centers/Differentiation Teaching & Learning

Whole-class/Selective Sectional Grouping Teaching/Inclusive Learning

Peer Tutoring/Partnership Working


Group/Cooperative Learning

Role-play, Drama and Simluations

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
EssayGeneral Theme: Exploration of particular teaching models and comparing and contrasting the teaching strategies advocated by each model.60%As required
Practical/skills evaluationGeneral Theme: Using a pre-determined methodology, students will design and deliver a structured sequence of learning activities which demonstrates their understanding a advanced teaching strategies.40%As required
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

  • Wisker, Gina; Brown, Sally: 1996, Enabling student learning: systems and strategies, Kogan Press, 0749417900, 9780749417901
  • Freiberg, H. Jerome; Driscoll, Amy: 2000, Universal teaching strategies, 3rd ed., Allyn and Bacon, Boston,
  • Killen, Roy: 2009, Effective teaching strategies: lessons from research and practice, Cengage Learning 2009, Victoria, Australia, 0170183289, 9780170183284
  • Joyce, Bruce, Weil, Marsha and Calhoun, Emily: 2009, Models of teaching,
  • Joyce, Bruce and Weil, Marsha: 1996, Models of teaching,
  • Snowman, Jack, Biehler, Robert F: 2005, Psychology applied to teaching,
  • Biehler, Robert F.: 2000, Psychology applied to teaching,
  • O'Neill, Cecily and Lambert, Alan: 0, Drama structures : a practical handbook for teachers,
  • Neelands, Jonathan and Goode, Tony: 0, Structuring Drama Work: A handbook of available forms in theatre and drama,
Other Resources

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Date of Last Revision12-OCT-10

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