National Forum Extends Thanks to Departing Members of the Board and Welcomes Incoming Members

Last month, the National Forum said goodbye to four valued Board members who have been active serving members since 2013. Dr Bettie Higgs (UCC); Dr Marion Palmer (IADT); Anne Mangan (HECA) and Lord David Puttnam have all helped to steer the National Forum and its work through the first phase of its initiation and development.…

New Forum Insight: Teaching Heroes – Accounts of their Personal and Professional Approaches to Teaching

This Forum Insight paper summarises key findings from a piece of qualitative research undertaken by the National Forum to explore the personal and professional approaches to teaching of the first group of Teaching Heroes (2014). The research was conducted in two phases: an online anonymous survey which posed 10 open questions on the Teaching Heroes’…

Digital Skills in Action – The Leinster Pillar 1 Regional Cluster TEL Week 2016 Begins

Digital Skills in Action is a project funded by the National Forum for Teaching and Learning through the Digital Enhancement initiative. It is a collaborative teaching and learning project titled Digital Skills in Action from the Leinster Pillar 1 Regional cluster including IADT, Marino, NCAD, TCD, and UCD.  This is the first teaching and learning…

Teaching And Learning Enhancement Fund 2015 – Funded Proposals

“What Works and Why?” TEL Week Partnership (7-11 March 2016)

The “What Works and Why?” partnership will run a 2015/16 TEL week that will be led by Dublin City University  and partners Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). This project will run from 7 to 11 March 2016. TEL Week aims to build digital literacy and engagement for students and teachers…

TEL Week February/ March 2016 – Events Near You

Antrim / Ulster Region Armagh / Ulster Region Carlow / Leinster Region Cavan / Ulster Region Clare / Munster Region Cork / Munster Region Cork City / Munster Region Donegal / Ulster Region Down / Ulster Region Dublin City / Leinster Region Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown / Leinster Region Fermanagh / Ulster Region Fingal / Leinster Region…

Forum-funded 2015/16 TEL Week programme underway with the Shannon Consortium’s TEL Week

The National Forum-funded 2015/16 TEL Week programme got underway with the Shannon Consortium’s TEL Week covering a series of sector-wide “Take one Step Days” TEL Roadshows in the six Shannon Consortium campuses over a five-week period from 11 February to 8 March. Consortium partners University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology…

National Forum & USI Launch Teaching Hero Awards

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education today launched the 2016 “Teaching Hero Awards”. The awards are a collaborative effort of the Forum and USI. The Teaching Hero Award is the only student-led national teaching award in Ireland. This year’s theme of…

New Report: A Conceptual Model for the Professional Development of those who Teach in Irish Higher Education: Report on the Findings of the Consultation Process (January 2016).

This report presents a conceptual model for professional development, based on the findings of a comprehensive national consultation process. It highlights the sector’s understanding of professional development, identifies some underlying values for the model and suggestions some teaching and learning domains for structuring the process. It presents some of the ideas and challenges for the…