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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Montessori

Award:BA (Hons)
NFQ Level:8
No. of Semesters:8
Official Code:CR_HMONT_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
Embedded Award:No

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

PO1Knowledge - BreadthAn in-depth knowledge of the Montessori Method of education which would enable them to formulate, implement, monitor, evaluate and review educational practices. Display competence in leading classes according to the Montessori Method. Capability to work in a supervisory capacity where management of classes is a core requirement, recognising the importance of the range and functions of the multi-disciplinary team in a variety of educational settings.
PO2Knowledge - KindThe competence and knowledge required to integrate the learning experience through the production of a research based project. Be able to apply the theoretical concepts to their own practice from the various subject areas such as Pedagogy, Ethics, Comparative Education and Psychology.
PO3Skill - RangeA strong ability to identify and analyse problems within the classroom and propose and implement solutions. Be able to play a leading role in teaching and educational development; have a major input in devising, implementing and evaluating individual education plans; design, deliver and evaluate appropriate lesson plans in keeping with the national school curriculum; fulfil a variety of roles in their schools or organisations including class teachers, resource teachers, team leaders and supervisors .
PO4Skill - SelectivityAn understanding of theoretical concepts as they apply to diverse learning environments; utilise the practical skills gained on the programme in a range of educational settings; have an input into identifying and solving problems in areas such as teaching, transition, assessment and monitoring educational progress.
PO5Competence - ContextThe ability to research challenges, and implement solutions, in special and mainstream education; apply the Montessori Philosophy to a variety of learning contexts; suggest creative and innovative solutions to education issues; relate work-based problems to learning from the programme and case studies/research investigated.
PO6Competence - RoleTheir ability to work alone or as a member of a team; be an effective and contributory member of a dynamic multi-disciplinary team; work effectively as a team leader; supervise and manage children and others in a variety of educational settings.
PO7Competence - Learning to LearnThe competence to take responsibility for his/her own learning as evidenced by research assignments and directed study; successfully share and transfer knowledge as part of a learning organisation; utilise their programme learning to deal with new experiences and unfamiliar situations and continue their path of lifelong learning.
PO8Competence - InsightThe ability to participate in the on-going education process of promoting ethical and social values; assist schools and related organisations in implementing policies and programmes in line with changing educational practices.

Semester Schedules

Semester 5

Module CodeModule Title
EDUC7007Montessori Materials 6-9
EDUC7008Montessori Theory 6-9 years
EDUC7009Special Education Needs
PLAC7012Montessori Intern Prep
EDUC7010ICT in the Classroom
Module CodeModule Title
CHLD6004 APA for the Young Child
LANG6014An Ghaeilge
FREE6001Free Choice Module

Semester 6

Module CodeModule Title
PLAC7013Montessori Work Practice
EDUC7011Montessori Theory 9-12 years
EDUC7012Montessori Materials 9-12
PSYC7006Child Psychology
Module CodeModule Title
CHLD7004Early Childhood Intervention
MUSC6004Theatre Production
FREE6001Free Choice Module

Semester 7

Module CodeModule Title
EDUC8029Educational Research Skills
EDUC8030Pedagogy in Practice
EDUC8031Ethics in Education
EDUC8032Linking Education to PE
EDUC8014Literacy & Inclusion Practices
Module CodeModule Title
CHLD8002Kodály-Inspired Education
EDUC8033Single Vs Coed Schooling
FREE6001Free Choice Module

Semester 8

Module CodeModule Title
EDUC8034Educ Research Dissertation
EDUC8035Comparative Educ. Practice
PSYC8010Psychological Adjustment
EDUC8012Multicultural Education
Module CodeModule Title
PSYC8004Social Psychology & Groupwork
MGMT8025Administration & Finance
FREE6001Free Choice Module

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