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EDUC6002 - Education

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Title:Education
Long Title:Education
Module Code:EDUC6002
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Fundamental
Field of Study: Education Studies
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2017/18 ( September 2017 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2021
Module Coordinator: TOM O CONNOR
Module Author: MARGARET O KEEFFE
Module Description: This module aims to develop an understanding of a range of relevant learning theories and models alongside related roles and responsibilities in education and training. It describes the developing education environment in Ireland and Europe and the qualification frameworks and credit systems within it. The module also introduces the students to process and practice in teaching and learning.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe and compare a range of learning theories alongside the associated models
LO2 Compare the Irish and European education environments
LO3 Outline relevant qualifications frameworks and relate them to credit systems in education and training
LO4 Explain and differentiate between the various roles in teaching and learning
LO5 Outline structures, processes and practices within learning, education and training regarding their relevance within a community setting
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named MTU module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).

None
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
None
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

None
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Learning Theories and Models
Introduction to learning theorists and theories: Constuctivism, cognitivism, behaviourism, tranformatism etc.
Development of the Education Environment
Policies at European and National levels and related structures and practices. Formal, non-formal, informal and lifelong learning.
Qualifications Frameworks
The Bologna Process. European Qualifications Framework and the European Area of Higher Education. National Qualifications Authority of Ireland and the National Framework of Qualifications. Credit Systems and the European Credit Transfer System.
Roles and Responsibilities in Learning
Learners and learning styles. Lecturing, teaching, tutoring, mentoring, training and coaching.
Structures, Processes and Practices in Education
The Irish education system. Education policies for higher education, adult education, community education and lifelong learning and associated practice.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work100.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Essay Written Assignment 1,2 25.0 Week 7
Essay Written Assignment 3,4,5 75.0 Sem End
No End of Module Formal Examination
Reassessment Requirement
Coursework Only
This module is reassessed solely on the basis of re-submitted coursework. There is no repeat written examination.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Lecture/workshop 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Study and reading 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Curaj, A., Scott, P., Vlasceanu, L., & L. Wilson (Eds) 2014, European Higher Education at the Crossroads - Between the Bologna Process and National Reforms - Parts 1 and 2, Ch. 1, 5 - 7 and 53, Springer [ISBN: 978940073939]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Palmer, J.A. (Ed) 2001, Fifty Modern Thinkers on Education: From Piaget to the Present, First Ed., Routledge New York [ISBN: 9780415224093]
Supplementary Article/Paper Resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_HCOED_7 Bachelor of Arts in Community Development 2 Mandatory
CR_HCOED_6 Higher Certificate in Arts in Community Development 2 Mandatory

Cork Institute of Technology
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