Programme Code PGDLT
Programme Duration 1
Programme Level 9
EQF Level 7
EHEA Level Second Cycle
Programme Credits 60
Semester Duration 0 Week(s)
CAO Code; QQI Progamme Code etc

Programme Outcomes

On successful completion of this programme the learner will be able to :

Theory: Apply an integrated and comprehensive understanding of various theoretical perspectives on learning and teaching as discussed in the current psychological and educational literature. There is a particular emphasis on adult learning theory as applied to college, workplace and social settings.
Instructional Methods and Application: Critically discuss and decide on the appropriate application of the existing psychological and educational literature regarding various instructional methods used in effective teaching and the instructional situations most appropriate for each method, and why each method leads to effective student learning.
Philosophical and Epistemological perspectives: Apply an integrated and comprehensive understanding of the way various educational philosophies are related to instructional strategies, assessment methods, and classroom practices.
Assessment: Apply an integrated and systematic understanding of the current literature on educational assessment and how assessment can be used in instructional settings to make more informed educational decisions and to facilitate the learning-teaching process
Technology: Apply an integrated and systematic understanding of how educational technology can be used to facilitate the learning-teaching process and appropriate instructional situations for using different types of technology.
Business and Society: Demonstrate an integrated and systematic understanding of relevant legal and regulatory frameworks such as the National Qualification Framework. Demonstrate an integrated and systematic understanding of issues such as learner characteristics, individual differences and learning styles. Apply an integrated and systematic understanding of contextual aspects of learning such as organizational setting, self-directed learning, learning through the lifespan.
Read and interpret articles from professional journals and books concerned with theory and research on student learning and teaching
Critically discuss how that literature can be applied to developing effective learning environments
Develop instructional strategies appropriate for solving specific instructional problems, test the effectiveness of employing these strategies, and evaluate the outcome of their implementation
Identify and explain why which of several instructional strategies is most appropriate for a specific instructional situation
Demonstrate initiative, leadership, and follow-through in working with peers and other professional educators in planning curricula, coordinating modules, and developing and evaluating educational programs
Demonstrate an ability to reflect on one’s instructional practices using data from classroom assessment instruments, questionnaires designed to obtain student opinion, and one’s own observations to critique the effectiveness of these practices and consequently modify one’s instructional practices as appropriate
Demonstrate an ability to understand one’s strengths and weakness with regard to effective teaching, utilizing one’s strengths whenever possible, and working to overcome one’s weaknesses
Demonstrate an interest in professional development by reading professional journals, attending professional conferences, and engaging in professional discussions with peers
Evaluate the soundness of statements, recommendations, and data on student learning and instructional practices that appear in professional journals and/or are presented by educational professional, researchers, and practitioners
Demonstrate an ability to coherently present and communicate information on teaching practices and research findings to other professionals
Demonstrate an ability to discuss and critique the advantages and disadvantages of various commonly used instructional methods (e.g., the lecture method) and coherently argue for or against their use in various instructional situations
Discuss when, where, and if various types of technology should be used as part of the instructional process to facilitate student learning

Semester Schedules

Stage 1 / Semester 1

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9CEQ Contemporary and Enduring Questions in Education and Assessment
H9SLT Strategies of Learning and Teaching
H9TLT Theories of Learning & Teaching
Module Code Title
H9PDCM Personal Development, Coaching and Mentoring
H9PIT Practicum in Teaching for Adult and Workforce Education
H9PRACTFE Practicum in Teaching for Further Education

Stage 1 / Semester 2

Core Subject
Module Code Title
H9CIAL Cultural and Individual Aspects of Learning
H9MCAL Educational Assessment
H9TEL Technology Enhanced Learning