EDUC43940 Maths/Applied Maths Methods 1B

Academic Year 2022/2023

The aim of this module is to enable student teachers to understand, appreciate and develop the skills necessary to become an effective teacher of this subject at Senior Cycle. Students will critically examine curriculum content, learning experiences and modes of assessment that are appropriate for curriculum goals at both levels, evaluating their relevance to learners and ensuring that they are based upon principles of effective instruction.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students will be enabled to:
* Design lesson plans and units of work underpinned by High Leverage Practice and on-going assessment that reflect a variety of teaching/learning methodologies
and assessment strategies that are aligned with relevant subject and programme curriculum content
* Create Learning Intentions relevant to a specification Learning Outcome in the subject area using Blooms Taxonomy of Action Verbs
* Identify and evaluate existing subject and programme resources relevant to the junior and senior cycle
* Create differentiated resources suitable for junior and senior cycle taking into consideration students with Additional Educational Needs (AEL) and English as an Additional Language (EAL)
* Review and critically analyse assessment strategies, curricula and an appropriate pedagogical repertoire
* Analyse the requirements and delivery of a range of State Assessments to include Classroom-Based Assessments, Assessment Task, SLAR Meetings and SEC Written Exams.
* Demonstrate the ability to effectively use broadcast and digital media to enhance teaching, learning and assessment
* Identify and embed relevant Sustainable Development Goals in teaching learning and assessment
* Identify and embed relevant literacy, numeracy and other key skills as appropriate
* Identify and embed relevant wellbeing strategies as appropriate
* Reflect on the learning experience both from both the student and teacher perspective

Indicative Module Content:

Programme and tutor identified hard copy and electronic academic resources from the library.
DES supported subject specific curriculum content for all junior and senior cycle subjects and programmes is available at the links below.
Up-to-date relevant subject specification/syllabus and programme curriculum
NCCA resources for On-going assessment
Professional Development Service for Teachers (PDST) - DES approved planning, teaching, learning and assessment resources for TY, LCA, LCVP and Leaving
Certificate Established
PDST Technology in Education (PDST TiE) - DES approved resources for technology enhances teaching, learning and assessment
PDST JCSP subject specific resources to support students taking the Junior Cycle School Programme
Junior Cycle for Teachers (JCT) - DES approved planning, teaching, learning and assessment resources for the Junior Cycle Framework
Scoilnet - DES funded teacher repository for sharing of planning, teaching, learning and assessment resources for primary and post-primary programmes and
State Exams Commissions website with past exam papers and suggested solutions for all subjects and programmes
DES Looking At Our School Quality Framework (LAOS) and School Self-Evaluation Guidelines for post-primary schools
National Council for Special Education (NCSE) - DES approved resources for supporting students with AEL
Other resources
High Leverage Practice explanation and video vignettes
Literacy/Numeracy and AfL Strategies
Sustainable Development Goals explanation and exemplars in practice - Sustainable Development Goals - Examples of how to integrate the Sustainable Development Goals across the curriculum

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Seminar (or Webinar)


Specified Learning Activities


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Opportunities will be provided for self and peer-review strategies throughout the module and individual feedback will be provided post-assessment 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Assignment: An assignment brief will be provided by your module coordinator during the module. 20% of the assignment will be based on participation in the module as prescribed by the module coordinator. Varies over the Trimester n/a Standard conversion grade scale 40% Yes


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Peer review activities
• Self-assessment activities

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Opportunities will be provided for self and peer-review strategies throughout the module and individual feedback will be provided post-assessment.

Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Online Learning Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Thurs 14:00 - 15:50