Concepts and Contexts in Education and Training

Dublin City University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Concepts and Contexts in Education and Training

  • Host University

    Dublin City University

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Education, Teacher Education

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    INACTIVE - This module aims to provide students with a sound understanding of the changing concepts and contexts of Irish and European education & training provision and the sociological and philosophical developments underlying these. It also faciliates students in clarifying the contexts of their own particular education or training provision and their values and attitudes regarding the concepts underlying these.

    Learning Outcomes
    1. 1.    Describe the role of key stakeholders in the development of Irish education
    2. 1.    Explain how the structural and legislative framework within which the Irish education system operates
    3. 1.    Distinguish between the historical development and structural reality of the Irish primary, secondary, tertiary and further education sectors
    4. 1.    Analyse the factors influencing curriculum developments in the Irish education system
    5. 1.    Analyse current and future trends in education

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

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