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PDST autumn 2017 Professional Development Workshops

Date

Time

Course

Venue

Date

23/9/2017

10:00 a.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Introduction to the DCG Syllabus

Athlone Education Centre

23/9/2017

30/9/2017

10:00 a.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Completing the Student Design Brief

Dublin West Education Centre

30/9/2017

7/10/2017

10:00 a.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Introduction to the Construction Studies Syllabus

Laois Education Centre

7/10/2017

14/10/2017

10:00 a.m. –
3:30 p.m.

Completing the DCG Student Design Brief

Limerick Education Centre

14/10/2017

Workshop Details

Introduction to the Design and Communication Graphics (DCG) syllabus

This is a one day (5 hour) workshop focused on exploring the DCG syllabus (excluding the Student Design brief). The workshop explores the suggested pedagogy to achieve the aims and objectives of the syllabus, structure of the syllabus, teacher guidelines and possible teaching and learning strategies for the classroom.

Completing the DCG Student Design Brief
A one day (5 hour) workshop focusing on the DCG Student Assignment, teacher guidelines and suggested pedagogy to achieve the aims and objectives of the syllabus. The workshop will examine the assignment output criteria, classroom tips, sample resources, teaching aids and much more

Introduction to the Construction Studies Syllabus
A one day (5 hour) workshop with suggestions and practical advice on how to achieve the aims and objectives of the Construction Studies syllabus. The workshop will explore the syllabus structure, pedagogical approaches, classroom management, teaching resources and project work.

Target Group: Newly qualified teachers or teachers who may not have taught the subjects in recent years.

Note: Places are limited.

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Construction Studies - Exploring Teaching, Learning & Assessment

Students of Construction Studies enjoy a rich & varied learning environment through the various activities that they engage with over a two year course of study. This booklet looks at the three parts of the syllabus and the three examination components.

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Guide to the Student Assignment

An updated version of “A Guide to the Student Assignment” (Design and Communication Graphics) is now available to purchase or download.  The purpose of this document is to offer guidance to both teachers and students on possible approaches to successfully completing the DCG Student Assignment by drawing on the knowledge, experience and wisdom gained from the development of the student assignment to date.  Printed booklets may now be ordered from the PDST and delivered to your school.

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Completing the Engineering Project

These booklets offer guidance to both teachers & students on possible approaches to successfully completing the Engineering - Technology Project / Manufacture/Design.

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