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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Teaching & Learning in SPHE
Module Code HD593
School 76
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Paul Knox
Semester 2: Paul Knox
Autumn: Paul Knox
Module TeachersIrene White
Majella McSharry
Seline Keating
Paul Knox
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None

The purpose of this module is to equip student teachers with the ability to define, create and maintain an effective and creative learning environment. The module aims to introduce students teachers to contemporary teaching, learning and assessment approaches in SPHE at post-primary level. Participants will be supported in developing a range of teaching and learning skills through practical demonstration and analysis, group discussion, micro-teaching and peer review. Engaging with this module will facilitate the development of a detailed knowledge and understanding of how classroom practice meets curricular framework requirements for Junior and Senior Cycle.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources relevant to SPHE as part of the post-primary school curriculum
2. Develop differentiated teaching, learning and assessment strategies to generate student centred lessons that encourage students of all abilities to progress in accordance with their potential.
3. Implement a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods that support and encourage students to take ownership of their learning through individual and collaborative engagement
4. Articulate a critical awareness of practices that enable and enhance classroom relationships
5. Integrate ICT appropriately and effectively into the delivery of SPHE
6. Engage in personal and professional reflective practice and exhibit an informed understanding of practitioner-based enquiry in the teaching, learning and assessment of SPHE
7. Articulate a critical awareness of curriculum development in the area of SPHE
8. Demonstrate a capacity to promote numeracy and literacy in relation to subject discipline.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture36No Description
Group work12No Description
Independent Study77No Description
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

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

    Other Resources

    59213, Department of Education and Skills, 2018, Wellbeing policy statement and framework for practice 2018-2023, https://www.education.ie/en/Publications/Policy-Reports/wellbeing-policy-statement-and-framework-for-practice-2018%E2%80%932023.pdf,
    Programme or List of Programmes
    PMEProfessional Master of Education

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