School of Education
The graduating students of 2020 have had a particularly challenging year with the impact of Covid-19 on the world of teaching and learning. This group of students have risen to that challenge and will be at the cutting edge of the digital challenge of delivering blended learning in their classrooms. They have responded creatively to the technological challenges which faced them throughout the Lockdown, and will continue to face them in the year ahead in our second level schools.
The School of Education builds on a philosophy of learning through the visual arts across the continuum of education. Our teacher education programmes provide both concurrent and consecutive models of teacher education and a qualification to teach art and design at second level. They are designed to enhance the dual identity and complementary practices of the artist/ designer and the teacher. Student teachers on these programmes experience a range of educational experiences as part of their programme, from studio disciplines to primary, post primary, special educational needs settings and gallery education.
We are proud of our graduating class of 2020 and wish them an exciting and rewarding career in the fields of art education and studio practice.
Professor Dervil Jordan
Head of School of Education