The Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators (CTL1) is a 5 credit module offered to Maynooth University postgraduate research students with tutoring/demonstrating or teaching assistant roles within their departments. The reflective and practical nature of the teaching, learning and assessment approaches of the module requires that participants have adequate tutor/demonstrator/teaching hours to allow them to engage in the learning and fulfil the module learning outcomes. It is therefore essential that those applying for this module can demonstrate that they have a minimum of 9 tutor/demonstrator/teaching assistant hours in the semester that they take the module.
∑ To introduce participants to basic pedagogical and teaching and learning theory and practice in higher education in Ireland.
∑ To introduce them to practical approaches to classroom management, relevant to their own roles and context and to engage students in the learning process.
∑ Instil confidence and a developmental and reflective approach to their support of student learning in their roles as tutors, demonstrators and teaching assistants.
CTL1 runs twice each academic year, once in each semester (subject to confirmation).
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING HAS A SEPARATE APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS COURSE. FULL DETAILS ON HOW TO APPLY FOR CTL1, TOGETHER WITH A COPY OF THE APPLICATION FORM, CAN BE FOUND ON THE CENTRE FOR TEACHING AND LEARNING WEBSITE: