Want to start or continue your engagement with the National Professional Development Framework?

Comprehensive Professional Development online resource launched by National Forum for Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. The National Forum today, 1 November 2017, launched its Professional Development Portal, a one-stop shop to support all who teach in higher education to engage with the national PD Framework.  The portal currently hosts a new suite of materials and…

Follow the Programme Assessment Tweets

The National Forum, in association with Experts across the sector, has developed 32 individual resources on programme assessment, as part of the Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning Enhancement Theme. This collection contains case studies, commentaries and tools supporting the enhancement of assessment and feedback in Irish higher education programmes. This valuable resource is available online (Click here to…

Upcoming Events: Assessment Workshops and Symposium

As part of the Assessment Enhancement Theme, the following are the details for two workshops and an Assessment Symposium that should be of interest to a range of staff and students across the Irish higher education sector. Technology Enabled Assessment: Evidence-based Discussion 27 September 2017 | 10.00am – 3.30pm | National Forum, Dublin This workshop…

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…