WIT launches new Masters for primary and secondary teachers, lecturers and trainers

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The MEd is delivered in blended mode, ie part-time and flexible to facilitate busy professionals juggling work commitments and continuous development

Waterford Institute of Technology’s (WIT) School of Education and Lifelong Learning has announced a new course which will give educators access to more current and contemporary approaches for teaching practice.

The Master of Education in Teaching and Learning which starts in January 2019 is a part-time programme aimed at teachers, lecturers, trainers and education professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge and repertoire of teaching methodologies.

Open day opportunity

The application deadline is Friday, 14 December 2018 and interested professionals will have the opportunity to find out more at WIT’s open days on 23 and 24 November 2018.

The Med in Teaching and Learning builds on WIT’s expertise track record in the provision of relevant and worthwhile continuing professional development opportunities for people working in/interested in working in further education. It is timetabled to facilitate busy professionals, who are trying to juggle work commitments continuous development.

Enhanced repertoire

“The new programme is ideal for primary and secondary teachers as well as lecturers in further education and institutes of technology. It’s also ideal for corporate trainers, and people in training and development. It will enhance professional development, and enhance their repertoire of teaching practice,” says Dr Mary Fenton, Head of Department of Education in WIT’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education.

Dr Judith Breen, Programme Leader of MEd in Teaching and Learning explains that the MEd in Teaching and Learning is delivered in blended mode, and designed to enable participants to complete the programme at their own pace of study.

Blended delivery

The part-time, flexible programme, will include some Saturdays, block release, some self-directed learning.

“It is very practical in nature so that participants can apply their learning directly to enhance their teaching or training practice and can share their experiences of effective teaching and learning strategies,” Dr Breen explains.

Dr Fenton says that WIT lecturers will work with the participants to develop their professional skills and competence as teachers, lecturers, trainers and education professionals. “The School is rooted in supporting and encouraging adult learners and place a high value on the wealth of knowledge and experience that adult learners bring to the classroom. Participants are facilitated to learn from each other in a supportive and collaborative learning environment,” she adds.

Full details of the programme outline, modules and 2019 timetable are available on the WIT website. Further Details:  Please contact Dr Judith Breen, Programme Leader, [email protected] or Suzanne Ryan, Programme Administrator, 051-302225 or [email protected]


Participants will critique contemporary teaching methods and education systems in order to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing educators, trainers and students in different educational contexts. This scholar-practitioner approach will inform and enhance participants’ practice and their ability to create effective student-centred learning environments.

The School's experienced lecturing team develop participants’ professional skills and competence as teachers, lecturers, trainers and education professionals whilst valuing the wealth of knowledge and experience that they, as adult learners, bring to the classroom. Participants can apply their learning directly to enhance their practice and can share their experience in a supportive and collaborative learning environment.

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