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School of Education Academic Programmes 2020-21 FAQs

 

 

UNDERGRADUATE

FAQs | CERTIFICATE IN ARTS SCIENCE AND INCLUSIVE APPLIED PRACTICE (ASIAP)

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: For new first year students, orientation week will begin on the 28th September. Teaching will begin on Monday 5th October 2020. For returning students, teaching will begin on Monday 28th September 2020.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: Some small group classes will take place in the TCPID (4th floor, 3 College Green). There will also be some online classes using Zoom.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: Some projects will be completed individually. Some assessments will involve small group-work activities. There will also be presentations (such as PowerPoint / Posters / Mind Maps). Note – you will need access to a laptop and internet connection to complete these assessments.

Q: Will I get a timetable for the ASIAP programme?

A: A timetable for the programme will be given to you at the start of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to happen to these plans for the ASIAP Certificate next year?

A: The School of Education is trying to make plans so all our students can be safe in college in 2020 and 2021. We do not know what will happen next with the Coronavirus. We may need to change our plans again if there is a phase 2. You can check the School of Education website any time. The FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the TCPID webpage.

 

Contact details:

Professor Michael Shevlin, Director TCPID

 

Dr John Kubiak, Teaching and Learning Officer, TCPID

FAQs | BACHELOR IN MUSIC EDUCATION (B.Mus. Ed.)

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: For new entrants, the B.Mus. Ed. programme will begin on Monday 5th October 2020. For continuing students (Senior Fresh, Junior & Senior Sophister) the B.Mus. Ed. programme will begin on Monday 28th September. Inductions for all years will take place online.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: Modules

The B. Mus. Ed. Programme will employ a modified, or hybrid approach to teaching and learning. For the first semester teaching will be primarily online with some possibility of face-to-face teaching in RIAM and TU Conservatoire for practical music sessions. For the second semester it is anticipated that face-to-face teaching will resume for most modules, subject to public health advice closer to the time.

School Placement

School Placement is subject to ongoing review and it is not certain yet how schools will reopen in September. Placement will take place in line with public health advice and at the discretion of the Boards of Management of partner schools. It may entail face to face and online teaching components.

Junior Fresh: It is expected that School Placement will continue throughout the year on alternative Mondays. This may be undertaken face-to-face. Alternatively, it may be structured as an online experience in Semester 1, depending on access to schools.

Senior Fresh: School Placement will take place as normal in Semester 2.

Junior Sophister: School Placement will take place in Semester 2 starting in January 2020.

Senior Sophister: School Placement will take place from August 31st to September 18th.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: Modules:

This will vary from module to module. All written assessments will be submitted online. Presentations may be face-to-face or online.

School Placement

Assessment approaches in relation to the School Placement will depend on the access to schools. Details will be communicated closer to the time.

Q: Will I need to attend the University?

A: The course is taught in partnership with TU Conservatoire and the Royal Irish Academy of Music. Students may be facilitated to attend for some elements of the programme, particularly some practical music components, subject to social distancing and other public health regulations at the time. A timetable for the programme will be published at the beginning of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Bachelor in Music Education webpage.

Contact details:

Dr. Marita Kerin, Course Coordinator

Ms Linda McHugh / Ms. Dearbhail Gallagher, Course Administrators.

POSTGRADUATE

FAQs | PROFESSIONAL MASTER OF EDUCATION (PME)

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: The PME programme will begin on Monday 28th September 2020. Inductions for all strands/years will take place online. Year 1 PME students will start in schools on a short observation period on the 6th January. They will commence teaching on the 22nd January 2021 (5 days per week) having completed the observation period. Placement will continue until April 23rd 2021.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A (1): Foundation modules

Lectures and associated tutorials will be taught online.

A (2): Subject pedagogies

In Year 1, pedagogies will be taught mainly face to face on the Trinity campus with some online components.

A (3): School Placement

Year 2 PME School Placement (Block placement):

Year 2 PME students will be placed in schools in Semester One and timetabled for online pedagogy sessions in Semester One. Year 2 students must be available to attend lectures and tutorials (face to face and online) every Tuesday of Semester Two.

School Placement dates:

  • Monday 28th September to Friday 18th December 2020
  • Mid-term break: Monday 26th October 2020 to Friday 30th October 2020

Assessment of School Placement will be conducted on Blackboard

Year 1 PME School Placement (Block placement):

Year 1 PME students will not be placed in schools in Semester One but will be timetabled for lectures and tutorials from Monday to Friday (face to face and online).

In Semester Two Year 1 PME students will be placed in schools. They must be available to attend online lectures in Semester 2.

School Placement dates:

Year 1 Observation:

  • Wednesday 6th January to Friday 22 January 2021

Year 1 Block Placement:

  • Monday 25th January to Friday 23rd April 2021
  • Mid-term break Monday 15th February to Friday 19th February 2021
  • Easter Holidays Monday 29th March to Friday 9th April 2021

Assessment of School Placement will be conducted on Blackboard

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A1: Modules

In the first semester, all assessments for modules will be conducted/submitted online. Depending on public health guidelines later in the year, some face-to-face assessment may take place later in the second semester.

A2: School Placement:

Due to expected restrictions on University staff visiting schools, assessment of 2nd Year School Placement in the first semester will take place online. This will likely involve discussion with University staff and reflection on lesson planning and related documentation.

Q: Will I need to attend the University?

A: Most students will need to attend for some elements of the programme. This includes subject pedagogy sessions. Year 2 students will need to attend schools for the School Placement component.

A timetable for the programme will be published at the beginning of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the PME next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Professional Master of Education webpage

Contact Details

Dr. John Walsh, | PME Registrar

Dr. Melanie Ní Dhuinn | School Placement Co-ordinator

Ms. Linda Mc Hugh/ Ms. Dearbhail Gallagher, PME | Course Administrators

FAQs | MASTER IN EDUCATION (M.Ed.)

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: The M.Ed. programme will begin on Monday 28th September. Inductions for all strands/years will take place online.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: The core module in Academic Literacy & Research Methods (ALRM) which is mandatory for all strands will be taught online in the first semester. There may be some variation by strand, but most modules will be taught face-to-face and may be supplemented by some online sessions.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: This will vary from module to module. All written assessments will be submitted online. Presentations may be face-to-face or online. A timetable for the programme will be published at the beginning of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the M.Ed next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Master of Education webpage

Contact Details

Dr. Conor Mc Guckin | M.Ed Co-ordinator

Dr. Noel Ó Murchadha | Thesis Co-ordinator

Ms. Keara Eades/Ms. Agnes Turk, Master of Education | Course Administrators

FAQs | POSTGRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN 21ST CENTURY TEACHING AND LEARNING

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: The PG Certificate programme will begin in mid-October. Induction will take place online.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: Modules will be taught in a hybrid manner, using online and some face-to-face components.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: This will vary from module to module. All written assessments will be submitted online. Presentations may be face-to-face or online.

Q: Will I need to attend the University?

A: Most students will need to attend for some elements of the programme, particularly in the second semester. A timetable for the programme will be published at the beginning of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the Postgraduate Certificate next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning webpage

Contact details

Dr. Jake Byrne | Programme Co-ordinator

Dr. Jane O’Hara, | Course Administrator

FAQs | STRUCTURED Ph.D.

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: The Structured Ph.D programme will begin at the end of September. Induction will take place online.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: The mandatory Research Methods module will be taught in a hybrid manner, using online workshops initially for most of the first semester and then using face-to-face components in the second semester.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: Assessment of the Research Methods module will be via a presentation scheduled in the second semester.

Q: Will I need to attend the University?

A: Students will need to attend for the Research Methods module. You should consult with your research supervisor about the format of supervisory sessions. A timetable for the research methods module will be published at the beginning of September.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the Structured Ph.D next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Structured Ph.D. webpage.

Contact details

Dr. Joanne Banks, | Programme Co-ordinator

Ms. Fiona McKibben/Ms. Caroline Morgan, Ph.D | Course Administrators

FAQs | DOCTOR IN EDUCATION (D.Ed.)

Q: When will the programme begin?

A: The D.Ed. programme will begin at the end of September. Induction will take place online.

Q: How will the programme be taught?

A: The mandatory modules will be taught in a hybrid manner, using online workshops initially for most of the first semester and then using face-to-face components in the second semester.

Q: What types of assessment will be used?

A: This will vary from module to module. All written assessments will be submitted online. Presentations may be face-to-face or online.

Q: Will I need to attend the University?

A: Students will need to attend for some elements of the modules. You should consult with your research supervisor about the format of supervisory sessions.

Q: What further changes are likely to the plans for the D.Ed next year?

A: In outlining our plans for teaching and learning on programmes in the School of Education, we are mindful of the uncertain public health environment in which the University will operate in 2020-21. Given the evolving nature of public health advice in relation to coronavirus, it is possible that the School of Education will need to adjust our plans in response to any changes. Therefore, please refer to the School website in the coming weeks as the FAQs and other related information will be updated regularly.

Q: Where can I get further information about the programme?

A: On the Doctoral D.Ed.webpage.

Contact details:

Prof. Andrew Loxley, Programme Co-ordinator

Ms. Fiona McKibben/Ms. Caroline Morgan, Ph.D | Course Administrators