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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Professional Identities & Roles in Teaching
Module Code ES575
School 71
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: James O'Higgins-Norman
Semester 2: James O'Higgins-Norman
Autumn: James O'Higgins-Norman
Module TeachersCiaran Dalton
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 30
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

This optional module will allow students on the Graduate Diploma in Education finish at level 9 through the completion of a professional e-portfoloio.

Learning Outcomes

1. demonstrate a systematic understanding of the inovative developments in teaching and learning.
2. show that they have a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, generally informed by new developments in foundational and professional theories of education.
3. demonstrate a range of standard and specialised research or equivalent tools and techniques of enquiry related to testing and analysing pedagogies in professional placement.
4. Select from complex and advanced skills across education studies.
5. develop new skills to a high level, including novel and emerging techniques in teaching and learning.
6. act in a wide and often unpredictable variety of professional levels and ill defined contexts related to post-primary education.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Independent Study75No Description
Professional Practice100No Description
Total Workload: 175

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

Foundations in Education
Emerging Discourses in Education

Professional Studies in Education
New Pedagogies for the Classroom

School Placement
Integrating theory and practice through implementation

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
PortfolioStudents will submit a portfolio which includes an overall statement (1500 words) about the integration of learning on the GDEd programme, an overall scheme of work and lesson plans relating to 100 hours of placement.100%Sem 2 End
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 2
Indicative Reading List

  • Louis Cohen and Lawrence Manion: 0, Research methods in education, Routledge, New York, 0415102359
  • Louis Cohen, Lawrence Manion and Keith Morrison: 0, A guide to teaching practice, 0415306752
Other Resources

Programme or List of Programmes
MSEDMSc in Education

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