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Completion of two modules (30 ECTS) = Postgraduate Certificate
Completion of four modules (60 ECTS) = Postgraduate Diploma
Completion of Stages 1 and 2 (3 modules at Stage 1 and 2 modules at Stage 2) = MA
Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded. Transcripts of results (or proof of membership of professional body such as Teaching Council or Law Society membership) and proof of ID are required on application.
PROVISIONAL Programme Dates for 2017-2019 (subject to change)
Modules Stage 2 - both modules are core modules
Students commence Stage 2 on 15th September 2017.
These standalone online blended learning modules involve e-tivities, discussion boards and face-to-face workshops (one Friday evening/Saturday per module) and have a credit weighting of 15 ECTS. Two modules are offered per academic year. The modules are delivered over one semester (12 weeks).
€900 per module
Recognition for Prior Learning will apply. Please contact Education Department at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
Closing date for applications is 17th May 2017 for Legal Issues in the Educational Setting. Modules will run subject to a viable number of participants.
The Education Department at St. Angela’s College, Sligo has developed a number of online blended-learning options at postgraduate level in the area of Education and the Law in response to calls from professionals working in educational and related settings for professional development opportunities in this subject area.
There are currently four modules to choose from:
The aim of the modules is to provide substantial theoretical and practical continuing professional development for those interested in and/or working in educational and related settings (further details on the individual modules are provided at the end of this document).
Module 1 - Legal issues in the educational setting
This module will address the legal issues that can face educators on a day to day basis - be it tort, constitutional law, criminal law, equality law, employment law, intellectual property or privacy law. This module aims to highlight legal issues confronting educators and to assist them to debate on legislation, theory and practice and to reflect on it in a critical and informed manner.
Module 2 - Minors/Vulnerable Adults and the Law
The legal duties placed on educators and schools, with regard to minors and vulnerable adults under their care, are onerous. This module aims to provide an overview of the rights minors enjoy and the responsibilities of those in educational settings towards them. Indicative content may include the rights of the family, including the non-conventional family;child protection and welfare; educational rights; wardship for vulnerable adults and the asylum process.
Module 3 - Data Protection, Social Media & IP in Education
There is a duty on education personnel to appreciate the legal pros and cons that come with the digital age and to ensure that the educational setting and the participants therein are duly compliant. Areas covered will include the main principles applicable to data in Ireland, emerging issues in social media and intellectual property matters pertaining to educational settings, including policies and procedures to have in place.
Module 4 - Employment & Equality issues
This module aims to equip participants with the fundamentals of employment law and the rights and remedies available regarding terms of employment, dismissal and bullying. The module will also focus on equality in terms of age, sex, race, religion and disability in the context of human rights. Issues such as gender-proofing and anti-discriminatory practices will also be addressed.
Each module will include student contact time, directed study, independent and e-learning study giving a total participant effort of at least 160 hours for each module. Students will also be expected to participate in online discussions of course content. Dates are provided for on-campus workshops (see page 3 for provisional dates) and lectures and the remainder of the modules are delivered online. Module delivery may overlap depending on the choice of modules. Modules will normally be assessed by continuous assessment/written coursework (up to a maximum of 5,000 words/module) based on assignment, e-tivities and discussion boards, where appropriate.
On-campus delivery will take place on Friday evenings: 6:30-9:30pm and Saturdays: 9:30am- 5:00pm unless otherwise indicated by module leader.
This programme will be of benefit to those working in, or in partnership with, educational institutions/settings. Participants may include personnel such as (although this list is not exhaustive)
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