Academic Practice

 
Degree: Master
University: University of Limerick , Faculty: Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
City: Limerick , Country: Ireland
Discipline: Life Sciences, Medicine & Health
 
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  • Start Date of Studies January
  • Admission deadline 7 January 2011
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Experienced faculty members in Higher Education Institutions are catered for by this programme. The one-year, part-time, Diploma course and class size will be limited. The course can be likened to an MBA for academics in that people who are already practitioners with expertise in aspects of their teaching and learning or research can deepen their understanding of their own practice in the company of their peers.

    A distinctive feature of the course is the summer school incorporating a Writers' Retreat in a location designed to support academic writing through providing an exceptional environment and the facilitation of experts from the University of Strathclyde.

    Objectives

    On completion of the programme, participants will be enabled to:

    * Enhance their understanding of the academic career and academic life.
    * Develop critical insights on current Higher Education policy and practice in the Republic of Ireland.
    * Explore issues of ethics and values in relation to teaching, learning and research in Higher Education.
    * Develop and enhance teaching, communication and feedback skills.
    * Complete an intensive and extensive writing programme, target publications, learn how to respond to reviewers' comments and prepare a significant piece of academic writing for publication.
    * Design, teach, assess and evaluate a coherent unit of study for undergraduate or graduate students drawing on a range of models of teaching and learning and drawing on a range of models in curriculum theory.
    * Acquire key skills for reflecting on their own practice as academics and learn to contribute in structured and effective ways to the peer evaluation of others.
    * Broaden their range of research skills to include those appropriate for the study of academic practice including ethnography, surveys, action research and case study.
    * Evaluate the implementation of curriculum change in the context of support at institutional level for syllabus, pedagogy and assessment.

 
 
 

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