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Project Management in Educational Practice

Develop the fundamental skills to design, develop, and manage an educational event or programme.

Description

RIAM Continuous Professional Development mini-course series offers you the opportunity to expand your music teaching skills, and increase your student engagement.

Dr Liz Doherty will work with course participants to help deepen and develop skills in project management in educational practice.

Teaching and learning is an active process that entails a range of competencies including the ability to synthesise various sources of information, to construct personal meanings that support knowledge acquisition and to develop analytical faculties. Project management is a practical distillation of these skills.

 

Course aims:

  • To develop students’ awareness of current trends in group teaching/education
  • To support students’ capacity for planning and delivery of group projects
  • To encourage students’ to critically reflect on their professional practice

 

Free Taster Session:

On Saturday 9th of December Liz Doherty will introduce this new course in a free Taster Session on Zoom.

In order to participate in the Taster Session please register here:  TASTER SESSION REGISTRATION

 

Early Bird Offer for the Course:
 
Early Bird Rate of €245 (up to the 11th of December 2023, 11:00 PM)
Regular Rate of €295 (from 12th of December 2023)
 
Note:
The course can be booked before the Taster Session takes place and participation in the Taster Session is not mandatory in order to register for the course
Taster Session participants will not be prioritised for course registrationsAll registrations for the course will come on a first-come first-served basis until all places are filled.

 

 

 

Prerequisites

Age: 18+

This course is intended for current or aspiring music teachers, involved in either private education, or formal practice.

Tutors

Dr. Liz Doherty is a traditional musician and educator from Co. Donegal. She is founder and Director of I Teach Trad, a new platform specialising in professional development and training for traditional music teachers (iteachtrad.com)

She has over 25 years of experience as a traditional music educator, holding lecturing posts at UCC (1994-2001) and at Ulster University (2007-2020). During this time she played a pioneering role in developing traditional music as a viable discipline in higher education nationally and internationally. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship from Advance HE in 2019 and was voted ‘Inspirational Teacher of the Year’ in 2017. 

Liz graduated from UCC with a BMus (1991) and from the University of Limerick with a PhD (1996), the topic of which was the fiddle music of Cape Breton Island, Canada. Her publications include The Cape Breton Fiddle Companion (2015), Crosbhealach an Cheoil/The Crossroads Conference (1996, 2013, with Fintan Vallely et al), and the website, safetrad.com, which helps traditional musicians prevent performance-related injuries. As a fiddle player she has toured and/or recorded with bands such as Fiddlesticks, Nomos, Bumblebees, String Sisters and Riverdance-The Show. She has also performed with Mícheál Ó Súilleabháin and the RTÉ National Symphony and Concert Orchestras and is featured on over 20 CDs, including her two solo recordings, Last Orders and Quare Imagination

Liz has previously worked with The Arts Council, where she established the Deis scheme, and is currently a member of Culture Ireland’s Expert Advisory Committee. She has directed festivals and events including NAFCo 2012, and more recently, has been music producer on programmes such as Fleadh (TG4), FleadhFest 2021 (Power Pictures) and Samhlú (Fibín Media), winner of the Prix circom Award, 2021.  

iteachtrad.com

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student shall be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Project Management
  • Discover strategies and tools for helping you to initiate, plan and deliver a project
  • Create a project template
  • Explore funding opportunities and understand project budgeting
  • Understand ethical and professional conduct in educational project management
  • Understand how to monitor project progress and evaluate outcomes
  • Explore your leadership and collaboration skills
  • Discover strategies for engaging groups of learners
  • Reflect on personal growth and development as a project manager

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