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Module CURRICULUM STUDIES AND ASSESSMENT METHODS

Module code: AD536
Credits: 5
Semester: Year-Long
Department: ADULT EDUCATION
International: No
Coordinator: Dr Camilla Fitzsimons (ADULT EDUCATION), Michael Kenny (ADULT EDUCATION)
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This module introduces students to the theories and practice of curriculum studies and assessment. The module will equip student teachers with the requisite knowledge, skills and competences in curriculum development including:

• Interpreting and implementing QQI FET awards;
• Course development and design;
• Constructing aims, objectives and learning outcomes;
• Application of learning outcomes to course content;
• Facilitating creativity and multiple intelligences through the curriculum;
• Assessment & evaluation: Tools and methods;
• Meeting accreditation requirements;

Throughout the module documents from national agencies such as the QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland), SOLAS (The Further Education and Training Authority), NCCA (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment), DES (Department of Education and Skills) are explored. Students are encouraged to reflect on their insights into curricula design and assessment from their experiences in their teaching practice settings.

Open Learning Outcomes
 
Open Teaching & Learning methods
 
Open Assessment
 
Open Timetable
 
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