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Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice 2018-19

 


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 2018

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ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Facilitators: Dr Ciara O’Farrell, Dr Mike Wride, Dr Cicely Roche, Ms Catherine Kane
Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place
Tuesdays 12 pm – 2 pm

Dates:
Class I: Nov 6: Intro (CO), Feedback (MW)
Class II: Nov 13: Peer Feedback & Assessment (MW)
Class III: Nov 20: Online Assessments and Feedback (CK)
Class IV: Nov 27: Assessing Graduate Attributes (CR)
Class V: Dec 4: Programmatic Approach to Assessment (CO)
Class VI: Dec 11: Assessment Literacy (MW)

Registration is now open for this module

DEVELOPING CREATIVE TEACHING AND LEARNING APPROACHES IN YOUR DISCIPLINE

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride
Venue: Room 1.20 Computer Science Lloyd Institute
Dates: Wed 12 Dec and Thur 13 Dec, 10 am – 4 pm

Runs over two days and covers topics including: What is creativity? Developing creative approaches to teaching, exploring personal and professional creativity, creative curriculum, assessment of creativity, creativity and the graduate attributes, creative case studies, transdisciplinary approaches to creative curriculum design.

Registration is now open for this module

EMBEDDING REFLECTION IN THE CURRICULUM

Facilitators: Dr Cicely Roche, Mr Kevin O’Connor, Ms Maeve O Regan
Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place
Tuesdays 12 pm – 2 pm

Dates:
Class I: Sept 11: Module introduction and Reflection in the curriculum (CR)
Class II: Sept 18: Using Technology to Embed Reflection (KO)
Class III: Sept 25: Through the students' eyes (MO)
Class IV: Oct 2: Peer presentations and feedback I (CR)
Class V: Oct 9: Peer presentations and feedback II (CR)
Class VI: Oct 16: Rubric Development and Assessment Support (CR)

Registration is now closed for this module

PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING AND LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride
Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place
Wednesdays 12 pm – 2 pm

Dates:
Class I: Oct 3: Introduction, Assignment, Teaching as a Scholarly activity, Student Centred Learning
Class II: Oct 10: Learning Theories & Active Learning
Class III: Oct 17: Developing a Teaching Philosophy Statement
Class IV: Oct 24: Constructive Alignment & Session Planning
Class V: Nov 7: Micro-Teaching I
Class VI: Nov 14: Micro-Teaching II

NB 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 additional modules of 5 ECTS each, thereby contributing to the total credit volume of 15 ECTS.

Registration is now closed for this module

TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED LEARNING IN HIGHER EDUCATION

Facilitator: Dr Tim Savage
Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place
Thursdays 12 pm – 2 pm

Dates:
Class I: Oct 4: Technology Enhanced Learning in Higher Education - Teaching and Learning in a Digital Age
Class II: Oct 11: Designing Technology Enhanced Learning - Pedagogy and Instructional Design
Class III: Oct 18: Digital Learning Content - Multimedia and Open Educational Resources
Class IV: Oct 25: Communication and Collaboration - The Social Learning Experience
Class V: Nov 1: Assessment - Formative, Summative, Digital
Class VI: Nov 8: Evaluating Technology Enhanced Learning - Evaluating Your Practice

Registration is now closed for this module

Handbook

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2018/2019 (PDF 1.44MB)

Special Purpose Certificate in Academic Practice - Handbook, 2018/2019 (Word Doc 12.7MB)

Teaching Philosophy Statement

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.