Course Overview

The Educational Research Methods module will focus on developing initial research knowledge and skills. The module will provide the participant with an overview of research, knowledge of data collection methods as well as an understanding of approaches to data analysis. The concept of research will be explored and consideration will be given to quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods of research. The module is delivered using online components and face-to-face workshops.

Applications and Selections

By completed SEN Stand Alone Modules Application Form‌ - Closing date for applications for this module will be December 2020.  Due to the large volume of applications in recent months, it is strongly advised to apply as soon as you have decided on your preferred option as places will be awarded on a first come basis.

Who Teaches this Course

Requirements and Assessment

Continuous assessment will apply throughout the programme. It will combine coursework on relevant aspects of Special Educational Needs with e-tivities, discussion boards, portfolio/project-based learning, literature reviews and case studies, which will be carried out within an appropriate educational context during the academic year.  The concept of the ‘reflective practitioner’ will be a basic criterion permeating all forms of assessment.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate degree or equivalent.


Additional Requirements

Duration

Nine Weeks

Next start date

January 2021

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

15

Closing Date
NFQ level

Level 9

Mode of study

Blended Learning: e-tivities, discussion boards, portfolio/project-based learning, literature reviews and case studies.

ECTS weighting

15

Award

Stand Alone Module: Educational Research Methods

CAO

Course code

Course Outline

Module dates for 2020-2021 to be confirmed.

As well as Educational Research Methods, the Centre for Special Educational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity at St. Angela’s College, Sligo has developed an suite of additional modules at postgraduate level in the following specific interest areas:

Completion of two modules from the above suite of modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate
Completion of four modules from the above suite of modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma
Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion (an honours standard) of three modules from those listed above which must include the on-line blended learning module on Educational Research Methods.

Further Education

Participants may progress to Masters level on successful completion of three modules which must include the online blended learning module: Educational Research Methods. The exit award will be a Master of Arts in Professional Studies in Special Educational Needs.

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Who’s Suited to This Course

This module is suited to a wide range of participants from a variety of settings, including:

  • Classroom teachers
  • Graduates who wish to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Education and are awaiting a place on the programme
  • Qualified teachers who are seeking full-time employment
  • Employees within the Health Service Executive who work with learners with Special Educational Needs
  • Principals, managers and Department Inspectorate
  • Employees and Managers within Early Childhood Education sector
  • Classroom assistants (including cuntóirí teanga)
  • Educational Psychologists
  • Learning Support Tutors
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Parents and Family Members involved in the care of learners with special educational needs
  • Any others involved in the training or educational needs of learners with special educational needs

Learning Outcomes

The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/or working with learners with special educational needs.

 

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€900 (2020/2021)

Fees: Tuition

Fees: Student levy

Fees: Non EU

 

Fees can be paid securely through our Online Payment Facility

 

Find out More

Ms Maxine Gilmartin
Administrator
Centre for Special Eeducational Needs, Inclusion and Diversity
St. Angela's College,
Clogherevagh, Lough Gill,
Co Sligo, F91 C634

T: +353(0)71 9195552
E: mgilmartin@stangelas.nuigalway.ie 

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