The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education was announced by the Minister for Education and Skills in November 2012 and became fully operational in October 2013. The role of the Forum is to enhance the teaching and learning for all students in higher education.

Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the Forum mobilises expertise and inputs from across the entire sector to extend and shape best practice in all institutes of higher education in Ireland.

Vision of the Forum

Under the guidance of its Board, whose members are chosen to represent the different areas of expertise in teaching and learning, the Forum engages in a range of activities aimed at:

  • Championing all those who contribute to great teaching and learning in higher education
  • Inspiring great practice, by celebrating examples of teaching that have a strong and positive impact on learning
  • Developing teachers and learners
  • Identifying and promoting best practice in professional development
  • Building digital capacity
  • Promoting key enhancement themes
  • Enabling innovation in a fast-changing educational environment.