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Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice 2017-18

 


About

The Professional Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice is a level 9, non-major award that focuses on professional development in academic practice, integrating four interrelated facets: teaching, learning, research and leadership. It carries a credit volume of 15 ECTS.

This course offers a professional qualification in academic practice for staff in Trinity and is designed to be flexible, research-informed and practice-based. It encourages candidates to select their own professional development agenda in academic practice, and allows them to develop and evidence their academic practice, knowledge and values throughout their careers at times that are appropriate to them. The Course is based on the premise that everybody educating our students in Trinity should be committed to and supported in achieving an excellent student learning experience.

Upon completion of the certificate staff can undertake further modules to facilitate lifelong learning and help maintain high quality practice throughout their careers.

Progression

Participants who are awarded the Certificate may apply to the Postgraduate Diploma/M.Ed in Higher Education within the School of Education; such participants may secure an exemption from one of the four modules within the Diploma.

https://www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/research/schools/education.php

Informal enquiries about the partial exemption from Diploma modules should be made to Dr. John Walsh (M.Ed Co-ordinator) at walshj8@tcd.ie


Modules - Hilary Term 2018

Assessment and Feedback in Higher Education

Facilitators: Dr Michael Wride & Dr Cicely Roche

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

  • Class 1 – Tuesday 9th January 2018
  • Class 2 – Tuesday 30th January 2018
  • Class 3 –Tuesday 6th February 2018
  • Class 4 – Tuesday 13th February 2018
  • Class 5 - Tuesday 20th February 2018

On Friday 23rd February 2018, from 10-1 NUI Maynooth are running the following seminar: Responsibility Sharing in the Giving & Receiving of Feedback. You can register for this separately through Event Brite when this opens for registration. This is an option only and attendance at this seminar is not required.

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Curriculum Design in Higher Education

Facilitators: Dr Michael Wride & Dr Cicely Roche

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

  • Class 1 – Wednesday 10th January 2018
  • Class 2 – Wednesday 17th January 2018
  • Class 3 – Wednesday 24th January 2018
  • Class 4 – Wednesday 7th February 2018
  • Class 5 – Wednesday 14th February 2018

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Reflecting on and Evaluating your Teaching in Higher Education

Facilitator: Dr Cicely Roche

Time: 10:00 - 12:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

  • Class 1 – Monday 15th January 2018
  • Class 2 – Monday 22nd January 2018
  • Class 3 – Monday 29th January 2018
  • Class 4 – Monday 5th February 2018
  • Class 5 – Monday 12th February 2018
  • Class 6 – Monday 19th February 2018

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Embedding Reflection in the Curriculum

Facilitator: Dr Cicely Roche & Mr Kevin O’Connor

Time: 12:00 – 14:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

  • Class 1 – Tuesday 27th February 2018
  • Class 2 – Tuesday 6th March 2018
  • Class 3 – Tuesday 13th March 2018
  • Class 4 – Tuesday 20th March 2018
  • Class 5 – Monday 23rd April 2018
  • Class 6 – Tuesday 1st May 2018

Registration will open in January 2018

Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (previously called Introduction to teaching in Higher Education)

Facilitator: Dr Michael Wride

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

Classes TBC – Start April/May 2018

Early career academics should complete Module 1 - Perspectives on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education as one of their 5 ECTS modules and select two more modules of 5 ECTS each, thereby contributing to the total credit volume of 15 ECTS.

Registration will open in Hilary Term 2018

Examining Research Degrees

Facilitator: Dr Michelle Share

Time: TBC

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

Classes TBC – Start April/May 2018

Registration will open in Hilary Term 2018


Handbook

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2017/2018 (PDF 1.35MB)

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2017/2018 (Word Doc 12.76MB)

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (PDF 257KB)

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement (Word Doc 158KB)


Who is the course for?

This Professional Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice is for academics or academic-related professionals in Trinity, including researchers with teaching responsibilities, part time or adjunct teaching staff, or staff with roles in supporting learning. This module is not open to graduate teaching assistants, who have a separate programme. As the course focuses on application of theory to practice and on reflection and evaluation, all candidates should be in an active teaching or supporting learning role while participating in the course. Applicants to this course would normally hold a minimum of an honours degree or equivalent in any discipline.

Please note these modules are open to and free of charge to Trinity staff members only. Please note that if you are not a Trinity staff member and you register you will be billed. For any queries please contact capsl@tcd.ie or call (01) 896 3601.