The Graduate program of Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Higher Education provides students with a comprehensive knowledge of educational theory, research and practice to support the development of thoughtful and competent learning professionals in the sector. In addition to academic modules, students also complete a specialized placement in higher education teaching. This is intended to develop relevant teaching skills and sectoral and professional knowledge for professional practice achieved as PE teachers.
The Postgraduate program of Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Higher Education is accredited by the Teaching Council of Ireland as an initial teacher education qualification for the Continuing Education and Training sector.
The program’s curriculum offers a rich, varied, and integrated set of teaching, learning, and assessment experiences that enable students to develop the values, knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for competent professional practice in diverse adult education settings and continuous training. It is structured around three core areas of professional development: theoretical foundations, professional studies, and educational practice.
Sequence of taught modules that introduce students to a variety of pedagogical strategies and assessment approaches, while developing the contextual, conceptual, and theoretical foundations for practice. A substantial teaching placement, completed under the supervision of a placement tutor, provides work-based learning that enables the student to integrate knowledge from all of these modules and develop professional practice skills and dispositions through application in an authentic environment. together with other professionals.
The Postgraduate Diploma of Arts in Educational Practice in Teaching for Higher Education is intended for teachers-in-training seeking a Level 9 Accredited Initial Teacher Training Qualification from the Teaching Council of Ireland for Higher Education and Training Sector . The program attracts teachers in training and, in some cases, in service.