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This module further develops students' understanding of the principles, aims and key methodologies of national curricula with particular emphasis on middle and senior primary classes. A range of key teaching skills and methodologies will be applied in Visual Arts, Music, Drama, PE SESE and SPHE. Students will also engage with subject-specific curricular planning and integrated approaches. Principles and practices of assessment will be developed and critiqued.
Through reflection on, and evaluation of their own teaching and learning experiences, students will be challenged to think critically about the management of an inclusive, Froebelian, environment.
The Digital Learning component explores the methodology of ICT. Students will be enabled to apply the use of technology across various curricular areas and in integrated project work on extended placement in Year 2. Assistive Technology and online resources for learning support will be introduced prior to School Placement.
The module will emphasise the following:
- collaborative and problem-based learning
- approaches to differentiation
- ICT as a pedagogical tool
- Assessment of, and for, learning