Course Description

Education - Information & Communication Technology in Primary Education

Primary Education with the possibility of a further year for a Masters Degree (M.Ed.). Entry to the Masters Programme depends on the achievement of a specified minimum QCA in the Graduate Diploma. It then involves attending one taught module in Research Methods and undertaking a substantial dissertation on an approved topic.

The course is jointly run by the Faculty of Education and the Department of Mathematics & Computer Studies.

Aims of the Programme

The course is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Primary School. Teachers will learn how to skilfully and creatively use ICT to support a wide variety of teaching and learning goals as well as administrative and organizational tasks. They will also learn to identify and evaluate how ICT can best be used to support and enhance childrens learning and to appreciate how thoughtful use of ICT can enrich the learning environment of the classroom and school. The course will help teachers to gain a critical perspective on ICTs overall role in education and its role in society in general. Course participants will also get opportunities to conduct classroom-based research.

CollegeMary Immaculate College
Course LocationLimerick City, Limerick
Course CategoryPrimary Education, Education & Teaching
Course QualificationPostgraduate Diploma
Awarding BodyUniversity of Limerick
Course Duration1 year
Course FeePOA
Entry RequirementsThe Graduate Diploma/Masters programme is designed for practising teachers in Primary Schools. Candidates will normally be expected to meet requirements (A) and (B). (A) Honours/Pass Bachelor of Education degree or Honours primary degree and a Pass/Honours Higher Diploma in Education or equivalent or Pass primary degree and Honours Higher Diploma in Education or equivalent or Primary Teaching Diploma (prior to 1975) (B) Normally two years of teaching experience or equivalent professional experience e.g. research/development work in education.
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Mary Immaculate College

South Circular Road Limerick City, Limerick City, Limerick, Republic of Ireland. Eircode: V94 VN26

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Mary Immaculate College
South Circular Road Limerick City
Limerick City, Limerick
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