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BEd Primary

Academic Year 2017/18

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

BEd Primary

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Bachelor of Education

Programme Code

ENG-BED-P

UCAS Code

JACS Code

X120 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

Entrants to the BEd Primary Programme, other than those of mature age (i.e. not less than 21 years of age on October 1 of the proposed year of entry), must satisfy the General University Entrance Requirements and meet any specific entry requirements for particular options. Details of specific entry requirements may be obtained from the Academic Registry in St Mary's University College.

Programme requirements for all entrants: Grade C in GCSE Mathematics (or equivalent qualification); Grade C in GCSE English Language (or equivalent qualification); Grade C in GCSE Science or a Science subject (or equivalent qualification); GCE A Level (or equivalent qualification) in whichever subject is chosen for main subject study, where specified; satisfactory performance at interview, written test and practical; satisfactory confidential reports from referees and a satisfactory criminal record check (as required by the Department of Education); satisfactory medical fitness (as required by Department of Education).

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

Yes

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Satisfactory performance at interview is a requirement for all entrants.

Mode of Study

Full Time

Type of Programme

Single Honours

Length of Programme

4 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

480

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

St Mary's University College

Teaching Institution

St. Mary's University College

School/Department

St. Mary's University College

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 6

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

Education and Training Inspectorate, on behalf of the Dept of Education

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 02-03-09

General Teaching Council Northern Ireland

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit 01-03-11

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Professor Chris Morash

National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Dr Maura Cronin

The Oral History Centre, University of Limerick

Dr Marie Whelton

Coláiste Mhuire, Institiúid Oideachais Marino

Mr Richard Bowles

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Rev Dr Eugene Duffy

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Dr Neil Burton

University of Leicester

Dr Ailbhe Kenny

Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick

Dr Alison Jackson

University of Cumbria

Mr Mark Dabbs

Sheffield Hallam University

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

Yes 1. BEd students enrol for a specific subject option. For new students enrolling in 2017-18, these are English, History, Irish, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Religious Studies and Science. Once enrolled it is not normally possible to transfer to another subject option. 2.They must register for modules worth 120 Level 1 CATS points and 120 Level 2 CATS points in Stages 1 and 2 respectively before proceeding to take modules leading to 240 Level 3 CATS points in Stages 3 and 4. To graduate with a BEd honours degree students must receive credit for 240 CATS points at Levels 1 and 2 and at least 220 Level 3 CATS points including credit for all School-Based Work. 2. Students will normally be required to pass or be granted credit for all modules in each stage before progressing to the next stage. However, students may, at the discretion of the Programme Board of Examiners, be allowed to proceed from a Stage if they have received credit for modules worth at least 80 CATS points at that level. In such a situation students must subsequently pass the modules failed before they will be permitted to proceed from the next stage e.g. students who have not received credit for 120 Level 1 CATS points will not be permitted to proceed to Stage 3. 3. For students first enrolled on the programme prior to 2009/10 the regulations in force at the date of entry will apply and thus when calculating the honours classification the weightings given to modules will be in the ratio 40:60:75 for modules taken in Stages 2, 3 and 4. For students first enrolled on the programme in 2009/10 or later, the following module weightings should be used when calculating the honours classification: Stage 1 10%, Stage 2 15%, Stage 3 30% and Stage 4 45%. 4. If a student fails a module at the first attempt, repeat assessment, as determined by the Subject Board of Examiners, will be scheduled as follows: (a) where a student is required to resit an examination paper or repeat other assessment components (without class attendance), this will normally take place before the end of the academic year; (b) where a student is required to repeat assessment components (with class attendance), this will normally take place when the failed module is next available. If the failed module is no longer being offered, the student will have to take a substitute module approved by his/her Adviser of Studies; (c) where a student is not successful in school-based work, the Board of Examiners will determine if and when the student will repeat all or part of school-based work. The student may be required to repeat this school-based work during the following academic year.

Programme Specific Regulations

1. Applicants should note that all BEd programmes are designed to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the Department of Education for BEd programmes and may therefore have to be modified if these requirements change.

2 Attendance at school-based work, field courses and/or participation in other practical work outside the University Colleges or normal teaching time may be a requirement for certain modules.

3. In Stage 1 students must take MCS1011, MCS1012, MES1011, MSW1011 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are English (MEN1001), History (MMH1009), Irish (MCE1001), Mathematics (MMT1011), Music (MMU1001), Physical Education (MPE1001), Religious Studies (MRS1021) or Science (MSC1012).

4. Students in Stage 2 not participating in SOCRATES (ERASMUS) Outward Mobility in Stage 2 will take MCS2013, MCS2014, MES2013, MSW2013 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are English (MEN2003), History (MMH2012), Irish (MCE2002), Mathematics (MMT2012), Music (MMU2002), Physical Education (MPE2002), Religious Studies (MRS2006, MRS2023) or Science (MSC2012).

Students in Stage 2 participating in SOCRATES (ERASMUS) Outward Mobility will take will take MCS2080, MES2081, MEO2008 and the option module(s) in one of the subjects offered, in the first semester in the home institution. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are English (MEN2080), History (MMH2081), Irish (MCE2080), Mathematics (MMT2080), Music (MMU2080), Physical Education (MPE2080), Religious Studies (MRS2080) or Science (MSC2082). There will be an integrated Learning Programme, agreed by the home and host institutions, in the second semester. This Learning Programme shall merit 30 European Credit Transfer System credits and thus be equivalent to three modules.

5. Students in Stage 3 will take MCS3015, MES3015, MSW3015 and the option modules in one of the subjects offered. In 2017-18 the option modules in the subjects are English (MEN3005 + MEN3011), History (MMH3013 + MMH3014), Irish (MCE3003 + MCE3011), Mathematics (MMT3030 + MMT3031), Music (MMU3003 + MMU3011), Physical Education (MPE3003 + MPE3011), Religious Studies (MRS3009 + MRS3010 + MRS3031) or Science (MSC3013 + MSC3033).

6. Students in Stage 4 will take, MCS3017, MES3017, MSW3017, one module from the Education Studies Options (MPS3017, MPS3018, MPS3019, MPS3020, MPS3021, MPS3022, MPS3023, MPS3024) and modules equivalent to a total of 20 CATS points from the Curriculum Studies Options (MCS3018, MCS3019, MCS3021, MCS3022, MCS3024, MCS3025).

Students with protected characteristics

The Department of Education requires that “All entrants have the physical capacity and mental fitness to teach (having due regard to Article 5 of the Disability Discrimination (Northern Ireland) Order 2006)”.

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students are subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

The BEd Primary programme aims to promote in students the academic and professional abilities needed to be effective teachers in Primary Schools. This includes the development of the professional knowledge, skills, attitudes and values which are reflected in the competences required by the Department of Education (Northern Ireland).

The programme also aims to prepare students for (a) further professional development;

(b) progression to post-graduate study.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify, analyse and evaluate key concepts, skills and values.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Critically analyse and discuss recent research and innovations.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Use bibliographic and electronic search systems to locate resources and professional guidance in order to inform decision making and action and for personal and professional study purposes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Carry out self-evaluation and analysis of professional development needs.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Plan and carry out an investigation using a combination of literature search and empirical inquiry.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Develop hypotheses, question and verify results and produce coherent reports.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Cognitive skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials, workshops and practical, experiential activities. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the focus of the chosen topic.

Methods of Assessment

To assess capability in a range of cognitive skills, assessment makes use of course-work, written examinations, projects, and practical, experiential activities.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Organise people, resources and tasks in a variety of complex environments.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Communicate effectively by written, graphical, oral and electronic means, including presentations and discussions.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Make effective use of ICT in data handling, problem solving, information finding, study and presentation of results.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Apply numerical skills and make effective use of numerical data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Engage in group planning and problem-solving and in the implementation of a group enterprise.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Plan and produce various types of writing (e.g. digest of research, self-evaluation) using ICT where appropriate.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

To enhance their professional effectiveness, students will be involved in the processes of communication, using ICT, co-operative and collaborative working, problem solving and task management.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of transferable skills will be principally through course work designed to require demonstrations of particular skills and competence and through the assessment and evaluation of School Experience.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Understand key concepts and modes of enquiry in one selected (main) subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand key concepts and modes of enquiry in Educational Studies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the requirements of the NI curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the aims and values which underpin education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the potential of a range of resources and strategies to promote learning effectively across the primary school curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the Northern Ireland competences framework for teacher education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the various ways in which children learn and develop.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the potential of various strategies for assessing and recording children’s achievements for formative and summative purposes.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the processes that underpin education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand the processes by which the individual needs of children are identified and addressed.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Understand current issues in education relevant to the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Acquisition of core knowledge will be mainly through lectures and directed reading. Extension of knowledge and development of understanding will be promoted through seminars, tutorials, directed research assignments/projects and self-study packages. Students will be encouraged to develop techniques of private study. Where appropriate, students will relate theoretical knowledge to school placement experiences.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment of knowledge and understanding will make use of unseen written examinations, assessed coursework, including essays, assignments/projects and presentation of portfolios. The latter will test ability to gather and present relevant information and data to demonstrate knowledge and understanding in relevant areas.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify, analyse and evaluate key concepts, skills and values relevant to the primary school curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Identify, analyse and evaluate the components, strengths and weaknesses of a range of teaching, classroom management and assessment strategies which may be used in the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and interpret up to date reports of research, innovations, analyses of practice, educational materials, statutory and non-statutory guidance.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Engage in professional debate on topics and issues relevant to teaching and learning in the primary school.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Critically analyse and discuss recent research and innovations in the selected (main) subject and education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan lessons within teaching programmes in all areas of the primary curriculum.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan schemes and lessons to take account of continuity and progression.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Construct learning experiences which include the methodologies and procedures necessary for effective teaching.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Plan a wide range of teaching and classroom management strategies appropriate to the age, ability, interests, experiences and attainment levels of children.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Identify and respond to relevant individual differences and special needs using appropriate assessment and teaching strategies.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Assess and record pupils’ performance in a systematic manner using level descriptions or other methods (as appropriate) to monitor the progress of individual children.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and incorporate guidance from relevant organisations and professional sources into planning, teaching and assessment.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Locate and incorporate a range of educational resources, including ICT, into class, group and individualised learning experiences.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

Display practical skills where appropriate in the selected (main) subject.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Subject-specific skills are developed through private study supported by lectures, seminars, tutorials and practical workshops. Students are required to undertake assignments/projects requiring the use of these skills to varying extents dependent on the topic chosen. Practical skills will be developed through a range of activities presented to the students in the context of workshops, tutorials, School Experience and practical classes.

Methods of Assessment

Assessment makes use of written examinations, essays, reports, course-work assignments and activity-focused exercises. Assessment of practical skills will be based on a suitable combination of coursework assignments, tutorial presentations, reports, observation and evaluation by teaching staff and feedback from School Experience.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

European Outreach Primary 5

MEO2008

2

60

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Nature of the Church and the Celebration of the Sacraments

MRS2006

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Divine Revelation and Human Response

MRS3009

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Approaches to Understanding God

MRS3010

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Modern Irish Language and Literature 1

MCE1001

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Modern Irish Language and Literature 2

MCE2002

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Classical and Modern Irish Language and Literature

MCE3003

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Genre Study 1

MEN1001

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Genre Study 2

MEN2003

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

25%

0%

75%

Anglo - Irish Literature: Texts and Contexts

MEN3005

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Foundation Studies in Music 1

MMU1001

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Foundation Studies in Music 2

MMU2002

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

75%

0%

25%

Advanced Studies in Music 1

MMU3003

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

75%

0%

25%

Childhood Studies in Physical Education

MPE1001

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

65%

0%

35%

Movement Studies in Physical Education

MPE2002

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

65%

0%

35%

Investigations in Physical Education

MPE3003

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

65%

0%

35%

An Introduction to Religious Studies

MRS1021

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Introduction to the Study of the New Testament

MRS2023

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Aspects of American History 1919-1969

MMH1009

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Modern Irish Language and Literature (European Outreach)

MCE2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Curriculum Studies (European Outreach)

MCS2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Genre Study 2 (European Outreach)

MEN2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Linear Algebra and Analysis (European Outreach)

MMT2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Foundation Studies in Music 3 (European Outreach)

MMU2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Movement Studies in Physical Education (European Outreach)

MPE2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Introduction to the New Testament and the Sacraments (European Outreach)

MRS2080

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Calculus, Algebra and Discrete Mathematics - Primary

MMT1011

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Linear Algebra and Analysis - Primary

MMT2012

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Educational Response to Trauma - Primary

MPS3017

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Education and Disadvantage - Primary

MPS3018

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Pupil and the Special School - Primary

MPS3019

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Specific Learning Difficulties: Dyslexia in the Primary School

MPS3020

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Multiculturalism and Intercultural Education - Primary

MPS3021

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Special Educational Needs and Inclusion in the Mainstream School - Primary

MPS3022

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Leadership in Diversity and Mutual Understanding - Primary

MPS3023

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Early Childhood Education - Primary

MPS3024

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Active approaches to Teaching Literacy and Numeracy in the primary school

MCS1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Curriculum Studies: the Northern Ireland Curriculum in the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1

MCS1012

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Philosophical and historical perspectives on educational development and practice - Primary

MES1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

School Experience and Understanding pupils, schools and teachers-Primary

MSW1011

1

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Promoting high quality Literacy and Numeracy teaching and learning

MCS3015

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Sociological perspectives on teaching and learning: homes, schools and society - Primary

MES3015

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

School Experience and meeting the needs of learners 3-11

MSW3015

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish in the Modern World

MCE3011

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Making of Twentieth Century Literature

MEN3011

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Algebra - Primary

MMT3030

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

Geometry and Number Theory - Primary

MMT3031

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Advanced Studies in Music 3

MMU3011

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Performance in Physical Education

MPE3011

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Faith, Belonging and Worship in a Multi-Religious World

MRS3031

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

30%

0%

70%

School Experience and developing leadership for learning - Primary

MSW3017

4

30

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Psychological perspectives on teaching and learning: understanding how children think and learn

MES2013

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Promoting learning in schools and classrooms - Primary

MSW2013

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Issues in Literacy and Numeracy

MCS2013

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Aspects of the Primary Curriculum

MCS2014

2

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Ensuring achievement in Literacy and Numeracy

MCS3017

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

The Capstone Module - Primary

MES3017

4

30

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing the Primary Curriculum – Music

MCS3018

4

10

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing the Primary Curriculum – PE

MCS3019

4

10

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing the Primary Curriculum – History/ Geography

MCS3021

4

10

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Current Issues in the Primary Curriculum for Irish-medium Education

MCS3022

4

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

European History 1914-89

MMH2012

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

European History 1914-1945 (European Outreach)

MMH2081

2

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Irish and British History 1845-1939

MMH3013

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

The Northern Ireland Troubles 1964-1998

MMH3014

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

20%

0%

80%

Psychological perspectives and promoting learning in schools and classrooms - Primary

MES2081

2

20

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions

MSC3033

3

20

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Foundation Studies in Physical and Biological Sciences (Primary)

MSC1012

1

40

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Perspectives on Ethology

MSC3013

3

40

24 weeks

N

YES

60%

0%

40%

Biological, Physical and Chemical Interactions in the Environment (Primary)

MSC2012

2

40

24 weeks

N

YES

40%

0%

60%

Biological, Physical and Chemical Interactions in the Environment (European Outreach)

MSC2082

2

20

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

50%

0%

50%

Curriculum Studies: Art and Design Education

MCS3024

4

10

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Developing the Primary Curriculum: Science

MCS3025

4

10

24 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

MSW2013 - prerequisite MSW1011 MCE2002 - prerequisite MCE1001 MMT2012 - prerequisite MMT1011 MMU2002 - prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2023 - prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent MES2081 - prerequisite MSW1001 MCE2080 - prerequisite MCE1001 or MCE1051 MMU2080 - prerequisite MMU1001 MRS2080 - prerequisite MRS1021 or equivalent

MSW3015 - prerequisite MSW2013

MSW3017 - prerequisite MSW3015