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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 - Michaelmas Term 2017

Registration is now closed for these modules. Further modules will run in Hilary Term 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

Class 1 - Thurs October 5th, 2017
Class 2 - Thurs October 12th, 2017
Class 3 - Thurs October 19th, 2017
Class 4 - Thurs October 26th, 2017
Class 5 - Thurs November 2nd, 2017

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.

Curriculum design and assessment in Higher Education

Facilitator: Dr Michael Wride

Time: 12:00 - 14:00

Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

Class 1 - Thurs November 9th 2017
Class 2 - Tues November 14th 2017
Class 3 - Thurs November 30th 2017
Class 4 - Thurs December 7th 2017
Class 5 - Thurs December 14th 2017

Registration is now closed for these modules. Further modules will run in Hilary Term 2018.


Handbook

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2017/2018 (PDF 1381KB)

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2017/2018 (Word Doc 13062KB)

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.