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Module code: EDF621
Credits: 5
Semester: Year-Long
International: No
Coordinator: Dr Máire Nic an Bhaird (FROEBEL EDUCATION)
Overview Overview

The interdisciplinary nature of Year 1 Foundation Studies is re-introduced in Year 2 allowing students to draw on theories from Philosophy of Education, Curriculum Studies and Educational Psychology. A significant component of this module is the facilitation of systematic, critical reflection in order to allow students to develop and articulate their own personal educational philosophy. In keeping with the unique ethos of the Department, foundations modules will particularly address the contribution of Friedrich Froebel as an educational thinker and philosopher, exploring key principles such as play, imagination, creativity and learning through self-activity. The module is designed to enable student teachers to apply research insights to challenges that they face in their own practice. Issues relating to “professionalisation” and “de-professionalisation” are also explored, particularly in the context of the Teaching Council Codes of Professional Practice, self-evaluation, professional collaboration in learning communities and the ethics of practice.

The module provides a research-informed framework for reflective practice. Furthermore, it encourages students to understand their school-based experiences in the context of a philosophical framework which highlights issues in relation to ethical behaviours, children’s rights and the nature of education.

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