AD2856: Theory and Practice

Credit Weighting: 5
No. of Students: Min 20, Max 40.
Pre-requisite(s): None.
Co-requisite(s): None.
Teaching Period(s): Semesters 1 and 2 or 3. (semester details for this module will be confirmed at the start of the programme).
Teaching Methods: 3 x 3hr(s) Lectures; 2 x 1day(s) Other (one day session and one day review session); 1 x 2hr(s) Tutorials; 80hr(s) Directed Study (self-directed learning)
Module Co-ordinator: Dr Séamus O Tuama, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Lecturer(s): Staff, Centre for Adult Continuing Education.
Module Objective: Students will be able to integrate the theoretical elements of the course into their practice and identify appropriate pathways for the future development and application of their knowledge.
Module Content: Review of the theoretical positions covered in the course; exploration of ways in which these positions might be applied in practice situations; planning of ongoing professional development; identification of progression pathways in both learning and practice.
Learning Outcome: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
  • Recall the principal theoretical positions encountered during the course.
  • Identify actual or potential connections between their practice and the respective theoretical positions.
  • Name personal commitments regarding the application of knowledge arising from the course.
  • Identify mechanisms for supporting ongoing professional development.
  • Identify a variety of professions in which the theories covered in the course can be applied.
  • Identify potential learning pathways through which to advance their knowledge and skills.
  • Evaluate the extent to which their understanding and/or practice has changed as a consequence of participation in the course.
  • Prepare a personal professional development plan.
Assessment: Total Marks 100: Continuous Assessment 100 marks (Record of key learnings, 50 marks; Personal professional development plan, 50 marks).
Compulsory Elements: Continuous Assessment.
Penalties (for late submission of course/project work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.
Pass Standard and any Special Requirements for Passing Module: 40%.
End of Year Written Examination Profile: No Formal Written Examination.
Requirements for Supplemental Examination: Marks in passed element(s) of Continuous Assessment are carried forward, Failed element(s) of Continuous Assessment must be repeated (as prescribed by the Director, Centre for Adult Continuing Education).

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