Aim of Module

Experienced teachers and lecturers have a wealth of knowledge and skills. This module develops teachers’ and lecturers’ abilities and dispositions to analyse and explain their academic and pedagogical thinking so that they can share their expertise and support their colleagues’ professional development. The relative importance of pedagogical and academic skills will depend on whether the participant is a schoolteacher or lecturer.

Module learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module, a student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high level of competence in reflective self-evaluation and professional/academic awareness.
  • Act as role model, coach, critical friend and colleague, involving sensitive selection from a range of complex skills.
  • Articulate a critical awareness of the general principles and practices of mentoring.
  • Apply appropriate theoretical insights to the analysis and development of paradigms of teaching, learning and academic practice, informed by a systematic knowledge of mentoring at the forefront of current thinking.
  • Demonstrate a range of skills in helping mentees to integrate theory and practice by observing, analysing and critiquing classroom practice in the light of professional norms and theory.
  • Demonstrate expertise in supporting and challenging mentees, enabling them to improve as teachers and academics.
  • Conduct relevant small scale research in his / her own institution.

Mode of Assessment

100% Continuous Assessment

Dates for Semester 2

Semester 2

Saturday 5 February 2022, 9:30am–12:30pm
Saturday 26 February 2022, 9:30am–12:30pm
Saturday 12 March 2022, 9:30am–12:30pm
Wednesday 23 March 2022, 6–9pm


Dr Seán Moran

This module is part of the following programmes:

  • Certificate in Technology-Enhanced Learning.
  • MEd in Teaching and Learning.

Please note that when you sign up, you will be contacted to accept your place.


21 Jan 2022


School of Education and Lifelong Learning