Graduate Diploma / M Ed in Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Teaching
Jointly run by the Faculty of Education and the Department of Mathematics & Computer Studies, the Graduate Diploma in Information and Communication Technologies in Primary Teaching is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of ICT in schools.
The course is designed to provide practicing primary teachers with a holistic approach to the use and application of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in the Primary School.
Teachers will learn how to skilfully and creatively use ICT to support a wide variety of teaching and learning goals as well as administrative and organisational tasks. They will also learn to identify and evaluate how ICT can best be used to support and enhance children’s learning and to appreciate how thoughtful use of ICT can enrich the learning environment of the classroom and school.
The course will help teachers to gain a critical perspective on ICT’s overall role in education and its role in society in general. Course participants will also get opportunities to conduct classroom-based research.
Further Study Options
There is a possibility of studying for a further year for a Masters Degree (M Ed) in the topic.
Entry to the Masters Programme depends on the achievement of a specified minimum QCA in the Graduate Diploma. It then involves attending one taught module in Research Methods and undertaking a substantial dissertation on an approved topic.