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www.dyslex.ie has been set up by DCU students in 2020 to allow people to customise web pages they view to suit them best
Music resources courtesy of Comhaltas
UrAbility www.urability.com offers a free guide to Assistive Technology for Learning
Plastic Free 4 Kids is a FREE online programme of 8 SESE & SPHE video lessons to help children to look after the planet
A selection of classroom resources and activities courtesy of European Space Education Research Office
Nessy Learning - fun dyslexia aware educational software to help with learning
Gaeloideachas: Webinar and booklet for parents of students in Irish Medium Schools
Gaeloideachas in collaboration with the Dyslexia Association of Ireland published a booklet giving advice to the parents of students with dyslexia in Irish medium schools in June 2020. They held a webinar when the booklet was published. The webinar and a free download of the booklet are available at https://gaeloideachas.ie/launch-of-new-dyslexia-booklet/
A fascinating exhibition on mobile technology and data, and how it can be manipulated Courtesy of Tactical Tech and promoted by The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions
MA in Guidance Counselling & Lifespan Development 2021
** OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS**
The MA programme (Level 9, 90 ECTS) offers a professional qualification in guidance counselling for practicing teachers and other professionals who wish to become qualified guidance counsellors. It provides training in the required knowledge, skills and competencies of guidance counselling within the specialised areas of personal, social, educational and career guidance, across the lifespan.
The strong focus on personal development on the programme strives to promote self-understanding and insight for a deeper appreciation of the counselling process. Therefore, participants are required to undertake external supervision through an accredited counsellor, psychologist or psychotherapist in each academic year.
The programme is offered part-time over two academic years. However, the programme requires a significant level of personal commitment from participants in terms of attendance, contribution, self-directed learning and their own time management. It consists of a combination of taught modules, professional placement (150 hours) and a research dissertation. The average tuition contact time per week for each of the first three semesters is six hours, with a reduction in Semester 2, Year 2 to account for the demands of undertaking a research dissertation.
The number of places on the programme is limited and selection is competitive and may include shortlisting prior to an interview process.
The programme is recognised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) for the purpose of appointment as a Guidance Counsellor in post-primary and further education (NB. that this qualification does not provide graduates with a recognised teaching qualification as required by the Teaching Council for appointment in post-primary schools).
Application Deadline: Friday, March 19th 2021
For more information about the programme, fees, entry requirements and the application procedure, please see:
You can also contact: Dr Petra Elftorp, Course Director
School of Education, University of Limerick.