18/06/2019

MPhil - An explorative case study into understanding and implementing transformative learning and employability within a quality curriculum framework.

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Technological University Dublin
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Educational sciencesOther
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    18/07/2019 22:00 - Europe/London
  • LOCATION
    Ireland › Dublin
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40

Supervisor name & contact details:

Dr. Barry Ryan and Ms.Fionnuala Darby

Food  Scienec and Enivornmental  Heatlh  and Business

barry.ryan@dit.ie and Fionnuala.Darby@itb.ie

Research Centre Name and Website

https://cocreatetudublin.wordpress.com/

Please indicate if the intention is to transfer from the Masters programme to the PhD programme (if applicable)

No

Funding Arrangements

X      Fully Funded (ie Scholarship, Fees & Materials funding available)

□     Self-Funded (Scholarship not available. Fees & Materials to be paid by the student. Materials costs not significant)

□     Non-Funded (Scholarship not available. Fees & Materials to be paid by the student. Materials costs are very significant)

Funding Agency

HEA

Funding Details

Student Stipend                  €16,000 p.a.

Materials/ Travel etc         €2,250 p.a.

Fees                                      €5,750 p.a.

Subject Area

Education, Curriculum  Design, Social  Sciences

Title of the Project

An explorative case study into understanding and implementing transformative learning and employability within a quality curriculum framework.

Project Description 

Through a transformative learning process, TU Dublin aims to develop graduates who are emotionally and sustainability literate, make contributions to local and global communities and have contemporary skills associated with employability. Within this transformative learning process, the Quality Curriculum Framework (QCF) will empower the creation of rich and diverse curricula across all disciplines and levels of TU Dublin; from apprenticeship through to structured PhD. The design and development of the QCF will be informed by examination of local, national and international best practice and policy, as well as the scholarly literature and consultation with all key stakeholders. The QCF will be underpinned by the core values and mission of TU Dublin and will provide a distinctive but tangible learning philosophy for all at TU Dublin. This project will be a symbiotic collaboration between academic/professional services staff, students as well as external stakeholders across TU Dublin.

The project will involve: -

• undertaking a critical review and synthesis of the literature on employability and transformative learning in higher education;

• designing, through process of consultation, a data collection strategy to detail the current level of employability and transformative learning in TU Dublin’s current curricula;

• exploring existing data to benchmark the ‘embeddedness’ of employability and transformative learning in TU Dublin’s curricular, co-curricular and extra-curricular activities against international best-practice;

• iteratively design and develop a transformative and employability focussed component of the TU Dublin Quality Curriculum Framework;

• designing, developing, piloting and executing an evaluation protocol for a targeted trial of the transformative learning and employability component of the new TU Dublin Quality Curriculum Framework in each of the TU Dublin constituent institutions;

• integrating the designed and evaluated transformative and employability focussed component of the TU Dublin Quality Curriculum Framework into the organisational structure and business model of TU Dublin, as an area of strategic importance;

• acting in accordance with the objectives of the research project and conforming to highest standards of ethics possible.

Student requirements for this project

We seek a 1.1 or 2.1 graduate in a relevant NQF Level 8 Bachelors degree programme (or equivalent), ideally in a discipline with a strong education component, that has experience of conducting research (or managing a complex and extensive research project).

Deadline to submit applications (only for funded projects)

June 30th 2019

 

If you are interested in submitting an application for this project, please complete an Expression of Interest and email it to barry.ryan@dit.ie.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Tu Dublin
Ireland
Dublin

EURAXESS offer ID: 418593

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