Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning

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Based in Trinity College Dublin, the Trinity Access 21 projects (www.tcd.ie/ta21) aim to support cultural and pedagogical change and build teacher capacity to leverage technology in creating active, engaged classrooms. One of the ways we are doing this is through a TCD, Level 9, Postgraduate Certificate in 21st Century Teaching and Learning (part-time). If you’re a practicing educator, we’d be thrilled to work with you and any interested colleagues.

For the PG Cert, participating teachers return to the classroom as Trinity students for six weekends throughout the year to learn best practice in the use of technology in the classroom and to consider related issues in respect of leading change within your school. In addition to one core modules, students take five additional modules choosing among, leadership and change management, inclusive education, school/classroom based research, STEM pedagogy, computer programming, mathematics and information literacy offerings (descriptions of the IT related courses can be found here).

The course commitment includes attendance on six modules and each module runs on a full Saturday (Digital Media comprises a full Saturday and one Friday evening). Additionally, Certificate participants complete one assignment for each module. Each assignment draws on critical analysis, reflective thinking and classroom-based praxis, so the course material is both academically engaging and practically focused.

The cost for the course in 2017/18 including non-refundable application charge, tuition (€300) and graduation fees should be just under €500—meaning that we are able to offer the course at a significantly subsidised rate as a result of our funding streams.

This video will give you a taste of what it’s all about!

 

The PG Cert Course application link is here.

The current PG Cert Course Handbook is available here.

 

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