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Module Specifications

Archived Version 2018 - 2019

Module Title Modhanna Teagaisc Speisialta sa Gaeilge
Module Code ES564A
School 76

Online Module Resources

Module Co-ordinatorDr James O'Higgins NormanOffice NumberCA123
NFQ level 9 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 English 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 Irish as taught in second-level schools
2. Map an appropriate teaching scheme for the Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle Syllabus in curriculum Irish as taught in second-level schools.
3. Articulate and relate the appropriate teaching methods and specific challenges in delivering curriculum Irish as taught in second-level schools.
4. Design a range of resources appropriate for use in the teaching curriculum Irish as taught in second-level schools.
5. Develop critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights generally informed by the forefront of a Irish language education.
6. Learn to self-evaluate and to take responsibility for continuing academic/professional development in Irish language education.
7. Critically evaluate the theoretical and practical implications of choosing and applying a particular research method such as action research or observation in the classroom setting
8. Evaluate empirical and theoretical research in this domain

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Group work12Subject Based Collegial Activities
Independent Study12Research Emerging Pedagogy
Independent Study65Reflection and Research Related to 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
Role Play

Questioning for Learning
Lower Order Questioning

Questioning for Learning
Higher Order Questioning

Teacher Exposition

Concept Development

Teaching Texts

Varying Stimuli

Micro Teaching

Curriculum and Resources
Exploration and Analysis of Syllabi

Curriculum and Resources
Exploration and Development of Resources

Curriculum and Resources
Special Education and Diversity

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment100% Examination Weight0%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Reassessment Requirement
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
Indicative Reading List

    Other Resources

    28748, Website, 0, Áiseanna Teagaisc Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge, Comhar na Múinteoirí Gaeilge, http://www.cnmg.ie/,
    Programme or List of Programmes
    PMEProfessional Master of Education