M.A. Teaching Visual Arts for Primary and Early Years Education

Cork Institute of Technology

Application deadline: 31/08
Tuition fee:
  • € 4,140 / Year (EEA)
  • € 9,250 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Credits (ECTS): 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 24 months
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time

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The programme is aimed at educators within Primary and Early Years Education who are interested in further developing their knowledge and skills in the area of visual arts education.

The programme is offered by the Department of Art and Design Education based at CIT Crawford College of Art and Design and offers a flexible and accessible framework and delivery. The programme is offered on a full-time or part-time basis subject to applicants needs and module demand.

The programme offers modules that will collectively explore the relevance of the Visual Arts in the education of children from Early Years Education through Primary Level. It exposes students to the crucial factors that impact on this process. It is designed to provide students with a wide range of theoretical and practical insights into how children learn through the Visual Arts.

The programme is delivered through a flexible framework of formal lectures, tutorials and practical art and craft workshops. It offers students the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts teaching to meet curriculum requirements or to allow students to become visual arts specialists in their workplace.

The programme content provides the following themes of study:

* The role of the Visual Arts in child development
* Planning and managing visual arts learning activities
* Visual Arts Practice, traditional and technological
* Art History and Appreciation
* Art Therapy
* Inclusive and Special Needs Education through Visual Arts
* Information and Communications Technology (ICT)
* Research Methodologies

Contents

Semester Schedules

Semester 1 Mandatory Module Title * Art&Des for Teaching

* Individuality in Art Education

Elective Module Title * ICT in Art Education (MA)

* Ed Management&Leadership

* Aesthetics and Art Criticism

Semester 2 Mandatory Module Title * Research Methods ArtEd MA

* Teaching Primary Art Ed

Elective Module Title * Art Therapy in Education

* Inclusion & Diversity in Ed

* Historical & Contempory Art Pr

Semester 3 Mandatory Module Title * MA Research Dissertation Educ

Funding

Fees, Grants and ScholarshipsThere are a number of funding schemes for postgraduate students. The majority of these are external schemes and the competition is open to both the Institutes of Technology and the Universities. The following are details on some of the funding opportunities that arise throughout the year. Where possible, links are given for further information on the schemes.

CIT Postgraduate Research ScholarshipsThe CIT Postgraduate Scholarship scheme is an internal competition concerned with (a) fostering research across all Departments in the College and (b) rewarding academic excellence by allowing high achieving students the opportunity to pursue higher a degree at the Masters and Doctoral levels, at CIT.

Strand I - Department of Education and ScienceThe Post-Graduate R&D Skills Training Programme is concerned with the provision of research and development training for highly skilled graduates leading to the award of a Masters degree. The provision of high quality R&D training is the primary objective. The scheme covers all disciplines and a member of staff makes the application. Once a project is funded the supervisor must advertise and conduct interviews to fill the position.

Under this scheme fees, materials and travel is covered and the student is paid a monthly stipend for the duration of the project.

O'Reilly Foundation The O'Reilly Foundation sponsors scholars to undertake post-graduate education in their chosen field and in an institution or university of their choice. O'Reilly Scholars are individuals who have an excellent academic record and have demonstrated leadership qualities, as well as the potential and desire to make a significant contribution to the future of Ireland. For further information please see:
Fulbright Commission Awards The Irish - US Fulbright Commission's annual Awards Programme enables students and scholars to undertake study, research or lecturing at a college in the United States. Applicants must be in a position to outline a clearly defined course of study or research and must obtain their own placements in the US. All Fulbright awards are for one year. However, students pursuing post-graduate degrees will normally retain their Fulbright visa status in the US for the full duration of their studies. For further information please see:
Embark Scholarships The Embark Initiative's Postgraduate Research Scholarship Scheme is designed for either Masters or Doctorate level researchers in the sciences, engineering or technology. For further information please see:
Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) IRCHSS funds cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, business and law with the objective of creating new knowledge and expertise beneficial to Ireland's economic, social and cultural development. Through its membership of the European Science Foundation, the Research Council is committed to integrating Irish research in European and international networks of expertise. For further information please see:
Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology (IRCSET) The Embark Initiative operated by the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology. Funded by the State under the National Development Plan, the Embark Initiative is aimed at knowledge creation for the long-term benefit of society and the economy. Embark takes a unique approach to funding people and ideas, providing direct financial support for researchers & research students. Its programmes does not target research projects with an industrial or economic focus but instead aim to support researchers in exploring ideas and bringing vision to reality. The emphasis is on innovative, original and exploratory research, aimed at generating new knowledge and energising Ireland's future growth, development and national competitiveness. For further information please see:
RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013 Applications are now invited under the RIAs Mobility Grants Scheme 2012-2013
In 2013 some 45,000 will be awarded through the Academys postdoctoral Mobility Grants Scheme, which is open to all early career stage researchers in any discipline, who wish to undertake short research trips to anywhere in the world.
The call for applications to the Royal Irish Academy Royal Society International Cost Share Programme for 2013 is also open.
For more information and to apply please click on the links below:
Mobility Grants Scheme: RIA-RS International Cost Share Programme: The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 18th October 2012

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