Teaching and Learning Highlights from 2020

What a year it has been!  As we prepare to say goodbye to 2020 and set our sights on a more hopeful 2021, we decided to take a moment to remember some of the teaching and learning highlights of the past 12 months. Highlight 1: Student Learning Supported Through the Pandemic Context Reflecting on the…

Bumper Christmas Ezine Just Published

A Christmas bumper edition of the National Forum ezine has just been published here, including a blend of regular features and seasonal novelties. The Christmas ezine has mentions of paths, journeys, maps, spaces, shapes, stopping, starting, continuing, past, present, future, daybreak, afternoons, evenings, mornings, endings, beginnings. Especially for the festive season, it has a festive…

Professional Development Short Course Launched with Campus Engage

On 23 November, an exciting new open-access professional development short course was launched by Campus Engage, in partnership with the National Forum, focused on community engaged learning. Campus Engage, based at the Irish Universities Association, promotes and supports civic and community engagement across Irish higher education. This new short course unites the three core roles…

National Student-led Teaching Hero Awards Launched

November 17th is International Students’ Day, a day focused on the student community worldwide, and the National Forum marked this significant day by launching a call for nominations for the 2020 Teaching Hero Awards. The Teaching Hero Awards are national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education. The Awards are organised by…

October a Busy Month for International Activities

October has provided a number of opportunities for the Irish approach to teaching and learning enhancement to be shared with colleagues internationally. Today, 27 October, the National Forum has been invited to set the scene for a session entitled ‘Higher education: Strengthening capacity of response in a context of ongoing disruption’ during the OECD’s Education…