Closing the PDF Pilot Studies & Next Steps!

Closing of the PDF Pilot Study Implementation Strategy The video below provides an overview of the work on the national Professional Development Framework (PDF) from its inception in November 2016, to its culmination in May/June 2017. Next Steps! Evaluation of the PDF pilot studies participant experience is currently ongoing and a series of resources and…

BLOG: Update On Speeds Project – Social Policy Education: Enhancing Digital Skills

The aim of the SPEEDS project* is to expand social policy educators’ digital capacities in teaching and learning contexts through partnership with instructional designers, e-Learning experts, and learning technologists in participating institutions. In the process, social policy educators will be transformed into ‘Digital Champions’, whose journeys will be documented throughout the process, providing a map for…

BLOG: Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited T&L Programmes With The National PD Framework (Project Update)

This is an update on the Aligning Maynooth University’s Accredited T&L Programmes with the National PD Framework project. This project has three main aims. First of all, we will benchmark Maynooth University’s two accredited T&L Programmes —our Professional Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Tutors and Demonstrators (CTL1) and our Postgraduate Diploma in Higher Education…

BLOG: Is Teaching And Learning Every Manager’s Business? The Challenge Of Creating Teaching And Learning Champions In The West/north West Regional Cluster

“I am not sure of the relevance of this to non-academic staff, but perhaps you may advise otherwise?” This was part of an e-mail I received from a manager responding to a request to complete the Teaching and Learning Champions Benchmarking Survey. The survey was circulated less than a month after the May 2017 launch…