Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education

Description: Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education
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Duration: 1 year
NFQ Level: Level 9
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The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education programme provides learners with a comprehensive knowledge of educational theory, research and practice to support the development of reflective and competent learning professionals in the sector. In addition to academic modules, learners also complete a specialist placement in further education teaching. This is intended to build relevant teaching skills and sectoral and professional knowledge for accomplished professional practice as FE teachers.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Further Education programme is accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland as an initial teacher education qualification for the Further Education and Training sector.

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The programme curriculum provides a rich, varied and integrated set of teaching, learning and assessment experiences that enable students to develop the values, knowledge, skills and dispositions required for competent professional practice in diverse adult and further education settings. It is structured around three core areas of professional development: theoretical foundations; professional studies; and educational practice.

It sequences taught modules that introduce students to a range of pedagogic strategies and assessment approaches, while developing the contextual, conceptual and theoretical foundations for practice. A substantial teaching placement, completed under supervision of a placement tutor, provides work-based learning that enables the student to integrate understandings from across these modules and to develop professional practice skills and dispositions through application in an authentic setting alongside other professionals.

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