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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Special Methods Mathematics
Module Code ES463A
School 71
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: James O'Higgins-Norman
Semester 2: James O'Higgins-Norman
Autumn: James O'Higgins-Norman
Module TeachersTeaching Practice practice
Irene White
James O'Higgins-Norman
Sean McDermott
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

To equip student teachers with the ability to define, create and maintain an effective learning environment. To introduce students to contemporary approaches in a range of teaching & learning skills. To develop confidence in a range of initial teaching skills through reviews, analysis, demonstration, peer coaching and guided feedback To provide students with a detailed knowledge and understanding of the content and assessment methodology of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle curricula in curriculum Math in second-level schools. All students are required to participate in Micro-teaching as part of this module.

Learning Outcomes

1. Describe the content, methodology and assessment techniques of the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle syllabus in curriculum Math as taught in second-level schools
2. Map an appropriate teaching scheme for the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle Syllabus in curriculum Math as taught in second-level schools.
3. Articulate and relate the appropriate teaching methods and specific challenges in delivering curriculum Math as taught in second-level schools.
4. Design a range of resources appropriate for use in the teaching curriculum Math as taught in second-level schools.
5. Work in collegiality with colleagues in the interests of sharing, promoting, developing and supporting best professional practice in the teaching of Math in second level schools.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36Input and Reflective Discussion
Group work12Subject specific collegial groups
Independent Study12Research and Resources
Independent Study65Reflection on Experience
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

Yearly Scheme of Work
Junior Certificate

Yearly Scheme of Work
Leaving Certificate

Yearly Scheme of Work
Leaving Certificate Applied

Lesson Planning
Aims and Objectives

Assessment for Learning
Evaluation and Assessment

Participative Learning
Group Work

Participative Learning
Pair Work

Participative Learning

Concept Development

Teacher Exposition

Curricula and Resources
Exploration and Analysis of Syllabi

Curricula and Resources
Exploration and Development of Resources

Curricula and Resources
Special Education and Diversity

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
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

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    PDEProfessional Diploma in Education

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