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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Montessori Education

BA (Hons)
Programme Code: CR_HMONT_8
Mode of Delivery:Full Time, ACCS
No. of Semesters:8
NFQ Level:8
Embedded Award:No
Programme Credits:240
programmeReviewDate:September 2021
Field of Study:Education Studies

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this programme the graduate will be able to demonstrate... :

PO1 Knowledge - Breadth
  (a) An 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.
PO2 Knowledge - Kind
  (a) The 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.
PO3 Skill - Range
  (a) A 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 with relevant curricula; fulfill a variety of roles in their schools or organisations including class teachers, team leaders and supervisors.
PO4 Skill - Selectivity
  (a) An 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.
PO5 Competence - Context
  (a) The 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.
PO6 Competence - Role
  (a) Their 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.
PO7 Competence - Learning to Learn
  (a) The 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.
PO8 Competence - Insight
  (a) The 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

Stage 3 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
EDUC6012 Creative & Critical Thinking
EDUC7007 Montessori Materials 6-9 years
EDUC7008 Montessori Theory 6-9 years
EDUC7010 Embedding ICT in Education
EDUC8032 PE: Moving and Learning
PLAC7012 Montessori Internship Prep

Stage 3 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
EDUC7011 Montessori Theory 9-12 years
EDUC7012 Montessori Materials 9-12
PLAC7013 Montessori Work Practice
Module Code Module Title
CHLD7007 Outdoor Learning in ECEC
EDUC8044 Leadership in Practice
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 4 / Semester 1

Module Code Module Title
DESI6030 Process-Led Arts
EDUC8012 Multicultural Education
EDUC8029 Montessori Research Skills
EDUC8031 Ethics in Education
Module Code Module Title
PSYC8010 Psychological Adjustment
EDUC8043 Inclusion: Partnerships
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

Stage 4 / Semester 2

Module Code Module Title
CHLD8006 APE for the Young Child
EDUC8030 Teaching Process & Practice
EDUC8034 Montessori Dissertation
EDUC8045 Children's Rights in ECEC
Module Code Module Title
MGMT8025 Enterprise for ECEC
LANG6014 An Ghaeilge
FREE6001 Free Choice Module

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