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Archived Version 2021 - 2022

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NFQ level 99 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 student teachers to contemporary teaching, learning and assessment approaches in Computer Science Education 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 the curricular framework requirements.

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate a range of teaching, learning and assessment methods and resources relevant to Computer Science Education 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 technology appropriately and effectively into the delivery of Computer Science education.
6. Engage in personal and professional reflective practice and exhibit an informed understanding of practitioner-based enquiry in the teaching, learning and assessment of Computer Science Education.
7. Articulate a critical awareness of curriculum development in the area of Computer Science Education.

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

Schemes of work

Lesson Planning

Assessment for learning

Participative learning


Curricula and Syllabi

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment% Examination Weight%
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

  • Becker, B and Quille, K: 2021, Computer Science for Leaving Certificate,
Other Resources

45345, Website, Department of Education and Skills, 0, CompSci, https://www.compsci.ie/, https://www.compsci.ie/,
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