Leading and Mentoring for Professional Practice | EC912

The process of mentoring has the power to inspire and support leadership in the field of education. This online module will promote student’s exploration and critical evaluation of the concepts, theories, and models of leadership and mentoring in early childhood education settings and primary schools. Students will be encouraged to build the capacity to lead a culture of supported and collaborative change within their professional context. This will be achieved by building on mentoring competencies, increasing and deepening professional knowledge, engaging in reflective practice, and developing a range of transferable skills. Students will engage in peer learning, contribute to communities of practice, and lead change to improve practice. This module will be delivered online over 7 weekly, three-hour sessions commencing in late February 2024 until the end of April 2024. The module will draw heavily on discussion, sharing of professional practice, and reflection on application to practice as a means of promoting communities of practice.

Module Code: EC912
Module Title: Leading and Mentoring for Professional Practice
Module Semester: Semester 2
Module Type: Postgraduate Module (10 Credits)
NFQ Level: 9
Delivery Modes: Part-Time and Online
Cost: €950
Start Date: Wednesday, 28th February 2024
Format: 7 weekly sessions of 3 hours

Are you interested in developing or deepening your leadership and mentoring skills in early childhood education? 

If so, this single module ‘Leading and Mentoring for Professional Practice’ is aimed at those involved in early childhood education (birth to 6 years) in their role as educators, primary teachers or other professionals. 

The single, fully online module is delivered one evening per week (synchronous), in a 3-hour session, commencing February, 28th 2024 for 7 sessions.  This module allows students to undertake study at university Master’s degree NFQ Level 9 without having to commit to a complete Level 9 (Masters) award programme of study.  This postgraduate 10 ECTS credit module can be completed as a single module or can provide progression to the full Master of Education in Early Childhood Education provided by DCU’s School of Language, Literacy and Early Childhood Education. Registration for the full Masters is now open for intake in September 2024. Fees for completing this module will be deducted.

To Register – Please complete the R26 Application Form R26 for DCU accredited modules.pdf  and return it along with a current CV to Marlene McCormack (marlene.mccormack@dcu.ie) by the 16th February.

For further information contact Marlene, marlene.mccormack@dcu.ie.