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Arts Education & Physical Education

About

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education at Mary Immaculate College includes four specialist teams in the areas of Drama Education, Music Education, Visual Art Education and Physical Education.

The arts and physical education have a long and valued tradition within Mary Immaculate College, both as academic pursuits within programmes of initial teacher education and as student activities outside of College programmes. The department aims to build on that strong tradition, and to forge new and innovative ways of developing its work in initial teacher education, as well as striving for excellence in research, and providing a valuable service to the wider community.

Contact
Head of Department
Dr Deirdre Ní Chróinín
+353 61 204553

Subject Overview

Undergraduate

Staff of the department service the areas of Drama Education, Music Education, Physical Education and Visual Art Education on the Bachelor of Education and Bachelor of Education & Psychology programmes. Staff also contribute to the BA in Early Childhood Care & Education.

The following is a list of B Ed and B Ed & Psychology modules on any given year (spanning across Years 1-4 of the programmes):

EDU207: Social, Personal, Health and Physical Education 1
EDU257: Social, Personal, Health, and Physical Education 2
EDU : The Creative Arts 1
EDU259: The Creative Arts 2
EDU303: The Creative Arts 3
EDE313: Movement Skill Development in Primary Physical Education
EDE353: Theatre for Young Audiences
EDE358: Children and Visual Art
EDE401: Physical Education and School Sport
EDE402: The Social Context of Sport, Physical Activity and Physical Education
EDE400: Physical Activity Promotion in the Primary School
EDE406: Music Education in the School and Community
EDE413: Advanced Drama and Theatre Education
EDE414: Drama as a Methodology
EDE415: Performance Studies
EDE424: Contemporary Visual Arts 1: Media and Issues
EDE425: Contemporary Visual Art 2: Interdisciplinary Practice
EDE426: Leadership in Visual Art in Schools and the Wider Community
EDE306: Advanced Teaching and Learning  in Physical Education
EDE308: Visual Art and Visual Art Education

Postgraduate

Members of the AEPE Department deliver a number of modules on the Professional Masters in Education programme.

The following is a list of PME modules on any given year: 

PME605: Arts Education 1: Drama, Music, And Visual Arts
PME625: Arts Education 2: Drama, Music, And Visual Arts
PME614: Social, Personal, Health and Physical Education 1
PME626: Social, Personal, Health, And Physical Education 2

 

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education delivers two taught postgraduate programmes:

  • MA in Education & The Arts (META): Find more more information on this programme here.
  • MA in Music Education: Find more more information on this programme here.

 

Research Postgraduate Programmes (MA and PhD)

The Department of AEPE welcomes applications for research MA and PhD degrees and staff within the department are also available to supervise research degrees. Departmental assistantships are available to support students who wish to pursue graduate studies. Please contact the Head of Department for further information.

Students will normally only be accepted for research in areas in which the Department has a particular specialisation (see Research Interests on Staff Profiles for details).

Further information on the application process is available here. You can find information on the Research and Graduate School at Mary Immaculate College here.

 

Students undertaking the general Master of Education (M Ed) or Structured PhD programmes can complete their dissertation on a topic and under the supervision of academic staff with the Department of AEPE.

 

Staff

Dr Deirdre Ní Chróinín

BA (UL); MA (Academic Practice) (UL) & PhD (UL)
Head of Department & Senior Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204553
  • Email: Deirdre.NiChroinin@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: S101

Dr Ailbhe Kenny

BEd (NUI); MEd (NUI) & PhD (Cantab)
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 774721
  • Email: Ailbhe.Kenny@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: C106

Dr Richard Bowles

B Ed (NUI); MSc (University of Leicester) & PhD (UL)
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204912
  • Email: Richard.Bowles@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: R201A

Dr Geraldine Cotter

ALCM, HDip, BMus, MA & PhD
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204985
  • Email: Geraldine.Cotter@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: N101

Dr Niamh Kitching

BSc & PhD
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204374
  • Email: Niamh.Kitching@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: G45

Dr Rosemarie Martin

B Ed (MIC), M Ed (FSU, MD) & PhD (MIC)
Lecturer
  • Phone: +353 61 204553
  • Email: Rosemarie.Martin@mic.ul.ie
  • Location: S101

Research

The Department of Arts Education and Physical Education delivers two taught postgraduate programmes:

  • MA in Education & The Arts (META): Find more more information on this programme here.
  • MA in Music Education: Find more more information on this programme here.

 

Research Postgraduate Programmes (MA and PhD)

The Department of AEPE welcomes applications for research MA and PhD degrees and staff within the department are also available to supervise research degrees. Departmental assistantships are available to support students who wish to pursue graduate studies. Please contact the Head of Department for further information.

Students will normally only be accepted for research in areas in which the Department has a particular specialisation (see Research Interests on Staff Profiles for details).

Further information on the application process is available here. You can find information on the Research and Graduate School at Mary Immaculate College here.

 

Students undertaking the general Master of Education (M Ed) or Structured PhD programmes can complete their dissertation on a topic and under the supervision of academic staff with the Department of AEPE.

Resources

resource constructed by Visual Art and Artists Connolly and Cleary, we are currently writing up a lesson plan to share and will forward this on as soon as it is ready. 

http://www.connolly-cleary.com/Home/MIC_School_of_Looking.html

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