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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2007 - 2008

Module Title Teaching Practice
Module Code ES538
School School of Education Studies

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr Brendan WalshOffice NumberCA122
Level 1 Credit Rating 10
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Module Aims
On completion of this module students will be able:? To facilitate the application of the concepts of reflective practice, developed in a laboratory situation.? To a real school and classroom situation.? To allow students to plan, teach and assess lessons in a secondary school.? To facilitate students in their practising of the various roles and duties of a class teacher.? To allow students become part of a school community.? To provide a group setting for the students to reflect constructively on his/her placement.? To help students identify and articulate areas of needed personal and professional growth which emerge out of their teaching placement. ? To enable a students to reflect on his/her role as a teacher in an online environment.? To enable students develop the ability to utilize an online environment as a method for creating the peer group for support, confrontation and clarification that will assist the integration of personal attributes and teaching style.

Learning Outcomes
Students will:1. Demonstrate a competence in the core teaching skills identified during the laboratory skills phase of the programme including planning, implementation and evaluation of a series of classes2. Develop a professional relationship with designated co-operating teachers 3. Apply the concepts of reflective practice to real school and classroom situations4. Successfully integrate into a living school community 5. Successfully plan, teach and assess a series of lessons at Junior and Senior Cycle6. undertake the various roles of class teacher7. take part in an online, reflective community of practice

Indicative Time Allowances
Independent Learning Time 150

Total 150
Assume that a 10 credit module load represents approximately 150 hours' work, which includes all teaching, in-course assignments, laboratory work or other specialised training and an estimated private learning time associated with the module.

Indicative Syllabus
Indicative Syllabus: Planning school based teaching:Introduction to schemes of work; the link between schemes of work and lesson planning; reflection and evaluation on classroom teaching- issues and structures Applying Learning Theory: Key concepts of adolescence- exploration of relevant issues in the psychology of learning; adolescence and behaviour- implications for classroom management Working in the school community: The role of the co-operating teachero building professional relationships with an experienced practitioner; Working in a community of professional educators- issues of professionalism, behaviour and etiquette Teaching in a secondary school:o Reflecting on school based teaching; Developing, implementing and reflecting on junior and senior cycle classroom teaching; Undertaking and reflecting on the various roles of the class teacher: Keeping registers, following absences, break/lunch/games supervision etc
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Indicative Reading List
? O?Hara, J., Byrne, S.J & McNAmara, G. (2000) Positive Discipline: An Irish Educational and Pracitcal Guide Department of Education : Dublin ? Cohen,L & Mannion,R & Morrisson, K (2004) A Guide To Teaching Practice (5th ed) London:Routledge? Cooper, J.M. (1999) Classroom Teaching Skills (6th ed) New York: Houghton Mifliin? Dillon, J, & Maguire,M. (2001) Becoming a Teacher Buckinghamshire: OUP? Murphy, D., Walker, R. & Webb, G. (2001) Online Learning and Teaching With Technology Kogan Page: London? Norman, J. (2004) At The Heart of Education (Dublin: Veritas). ? Reece, I & Walker, S. (2003) Teaching, Training and Learning a practical guide (5th ed) Sunderland: Business Education Publishers? Joyce, B., Weil, M, & Calhoun, E. (2000) Models of Teaching 6E. New York: Allyn and BaconSupplementary? Goodlad and Hirst, B. (ed) (1996) Exploring Peer Tutoring, Basil Blackwell? Johnson, D and Johnson F (1996) Joining Together, Allyn and Bacon? Porter, L (1996) Student Behaviour: Theory and Practice for Teachers: Allyn and Unwin: NSW? Sugrue, C (1997) Complexities of Teaching: Child Centred Perspectives London: Falmer Press
Programme or List of Programmes
GDEDGraduate Diploma in Education