OECD Leaders Hear About Irish Approach to Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education

The National Forum was recently represented by Dr Claire McAvinia and Dr Roisin Donnelly for roundtable discussions at the OECD event, ‘Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education’. This two-day event was organised on 12-13 January as part of the CERI project “Teaching, Learning and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education”.   The event brought…

Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awardees announced

Discipline teams from three Irish higher education institutions this week achieved the National Forum’s Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award. This prestigious national award is granted to discipline groups who demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and who commit to an ongoing, clearly articulated, shared process of continued…

Minister Launches New Evidence Base for the Future of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Mr Simon Harris, T.D., today launched a unique new evidence base for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. Since March 2021, fifteen sectoral partners have been working together to answer one shared question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we…

Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week Begins With Events Scheduled Across Higher Education Sector

Chair of the National Forum, Dr Lynn Ramsey, this morning officially opened VIT&L Week, a national event series focused on valuing Ireland’s teaching and learning. VIT&L Week takes place from 08 to 12 November 2021 and involves students, staff, senior managers and policy partners from Ireland’s higher education sector through a mix of in-person and…

National Forum publishes Guide to Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning

The new National Forum ‘Guide to Developing Enabling Policies for Digital and Open Teaching and Learning’ is published today. The guide is designed to support the development of institutional policies for digital and open teaching and learning, including online, blended and face-to-face modes of learning. The short but informative guide includes an updated definition of…

Wellbeing in Practice seminar highlights significant developments in wellbeing in higher education

The National Forum was delighted to support the USI in the completion of a research project that aimed to take a ‘first glance’ at student wellbeing within the higher education curricular context. This work captures examples of how wellbeing is currently being embedded across curricula of higher education institutions nationally and internationally and identifies features…

Just Launched: Seven Cs for Embedding Student Success: A Toolkit for Higher Education Institutions

Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris, T.D., today launched an important new resource for higher education: Seven Cs for Embedding Student Success: A Toolkit for Higher Education Institutions (Seven Cs Toolkit). The toolkit, developed by the National Forum in partnership with the Higher Education Authority and a National Advisory…

National Seminar Series 2021/22 Launched

The 2021/22 National Seminar Series was officially launched today, 24 September 2021. This year’s Seminar Series attracted 90 applications, from across 23 institutions. Of these, 88 seminars, spanning all applicant institutions, were approved for funding. In addition, a number of events from from the 2020/21 academic year have been included in the upcoming series, bringing…