This module will encourage learners to build upon and develop their knowledge, skills and experiences across the disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (S.T.E.M.) in a highly applied manner and within a highly supportive environment. This will be achieved by introducing the learner to the relevant principles of physics, mathematics, manufacturing as well as other relevant technology and how these may be applied, both in industry and within second level practical classrooms. Learners will be encouraged to correctly apply the scientific method at all times. Additionally, the pedagogical approaches that are likely to be used while teaching these principles will be explored and applied through carefully selected coursework and continuous assessment assignments to build a deeply practical and relevant understanding of the subject matter and how best to teach it.
Demonstrate the ability to be creative and innovative, while using technology to devise solutions to given problems.
Describe the relevant scientific principles that underpin emerging digital technologies.
Develop competence with the design and manufacture of accurate components with the use of digital technologies.
Apply best practice techniques with the use of digital technologies and present comprehensive judgements to enhance pedagogical practices.
Develop and appraise a range of innovative pedagogical skills, with particular emphasis on the design and delivery of highly engaging technology centred activities.