Celebrating professional development for all who teach in Irish higher education

Closing of the National PDF Initial Implementation (Pilot Studies) On 1st September 2017, in the historic Round Room of the Mansion House in Dublin, we had a wonderful day of recognition and celebration of the recent professional development framework (PDF) pilot studies which took place across the HE sector. We had representatives from the 22 pilot…

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: 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…