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Literacy Development Centre

Welcome to our News and Events section where we will post current up to date information on news and events that we think may be of interest to you. If you are involved in an adult literacy event that you would like us to post to this section please email Eilish Roche at [email protected]  and we will include it. 

Latest News...

Congratulations to WIT graduate Angela Cahill on getting published in the most recent RAPAL journal! Angela recently graduated from WIT with a Masters in Teaching in Learning and is also a graduate of our Higher Certificate in Arts in Literacy Development. Angela also provided a case study for the recent NALA "Read all about it: Case studies of teaching reading to adults in Ireland" report which the LDC collabroated on. PLeae click on the link below for a link to Angle'a article. 

RAPAL Journal 86 Summer - Cahill, Angela " 'It sounds funny but it works' An Adult Literacy Tutor's Experience of Using Phonics with Adult Basic Learners"

WIT Conferrings moved from January to October

For those of you due to graduate from any of our three programmes, please note that WIT's Conferring of Awards/Graduation ceremony will now take place in October. The dates for the awards are set for October 28-30 and we will be in touch with you toward the end of September with further details regarding the schedule for your graduation. Please keep an eye on the Events page on the main WIT website for further update. 

Calendar for 2015/16 available to download from our website

We have just uploaded our provisional schedule of modules for the next academic year on our website. Please consult the Calendars tab in the Student Information section for further details on modules being delivered this year. Please note that this calendar is provisional until student numbers for each module are confirmed. 

Please check the calendar for dates and locations and contact Fiona Purcell at the Literacy Development Centre by email at [email protected] with any queries.

BA (Hons) in Adult Education

The BA (Hons) in Adult Education is a Level 8 research orientated programme for adult educators working in non-teaching roles. The programme will consist of some joint modules with the BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further & Adult Education. Students taking the option of the BA (Hons) in Adult Education can participate fully in the equivalent modules offered on the BA (Hons) Teaching in Further & Adult Education programme, however those completing the non-teaching BA (Hons) will complete research modules instead of teaching practice modules. The programme will run over three semesters – approximately 14-18 months in duration depending on the module availability. This programme is open to graduates with the BA (Ord) in Adult Education (Level 7) or equivalent. For more information, please contact Ann-Marie Cullen by e-mail at [email protected] 

Launch of National Further Education and Training Strategy 2014-2019:
Ministers Quinn and Cannon launch the first ever five-year strategy for Further Education and Training

The first ever strategy for the Further Education and Training (FET) sector was launched by the Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn, T.D. and Minister of State for Training and Skills, Ciarán Cannon, T.D. The overall aim of the Strategy is to develop a world-class integrated system of further education and training in Ireland, which will promote economic development and meet the needs of all citizens. The new Strategy was developed by SOLAS with assistance from the ESRI, which was commissioned to carry out evidence-based research and assist in the development of the Strategy. 

Please click here to download a copy of the National Further Education and Training Strategy 2014-2019. 



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