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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

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Module Title Planning, Teaching and Learning for All, 2
Module Code SI717
School 74
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Leanne Connolly
Semester 2: Leanne Connolly
Autumn: Leanne Connolly
Module TeachersAnna Logan
Ann Marie Farrell
Audrey Halpin
Joe Travers
Fiona King
Rosie Savage
Kathryn O'Mahony
Ellen Reynor
Elizabeth Mathews
Neil Kenny
Aoife Brennan
Eamonn McCauley
Leanne Connolly
NFQ level 9 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Coursework Only
Resit: If summative assessment of observed lessons results in a ‘fail’ grade, students must resit the assignment.

This module focuses on teaching and learning with a view to: (a) Application of the skills and knowledge presented across the programme; and (b) Implementation of long and short term planning developed in the module entitled ‘Planning, Teaching and Learning for All 1’.

Learning Outcomes

1. Demonstrate teaching competencies appropriate to the areas for development of individual learners, groups and/or classes.
2. Implement appropriate learning plans, supports and teaching methodologies for learners with reference to their individual developmental levels, demonstrating use of inclusive pedagogy.
3. Support the implementation of differentiated curricula so as to respond appropriately to the strengths and areas for development of diverse learners.
4. Use assessment for and of learning to assess learners’ engagement in and evaluation of the teaching and learning situation.
5. Select appropriate pedagogical practices, methods of support, materials and resources (including digital learning, assistive and augmentative technology) to enable access to the teaching and learning situation.
6. Collaborate effectively with others where necessary.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture60Workshops/tutorials on teaching and learning in the following areas: personal/social development, communication and language, literacy, numeracy, motor development, creative arts and well-being
Independent Study130Application of knowledge and skills in the teaching and learning situation
Assignment Completion60Teachers will be observed on at least three occasions teaching prepared lessons to learners with additional needs. They will be assessed against a rubric (shared with students) in domain areas. Formative feedback will be provided on at least two occasions and a summative grade and band will be allocated in the third submission.
Total Workload: 250

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

Indicative Content
● Theories of Assessment and learning. ● Development and application of holistic profiling for individuals and groups. ● Establishing aims and learning objectives/outcomes/targets. ● Identification of appropriate teaching strategies. ● Selection and management of resources. ● Differentiation and universal design. ● Digital learning. ● Assistive and augmentative technology. ● Overview of and issues to consider when choosing curricula. ● Identification of methodologies, strategies and approaches to planning for and teaching literacy, language and communication, reading, writing, numeracy and Mathematics, creative arts, personal and social development and well-being. ● Models of teaching and support for learning. ● Teacher as professional (reflective practice, collaborative practices, evaluation).

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
AssignmentPracticum: At a minimum, three school visits (i.e. 6 observed lessons). Year long100%n/a
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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