National Research Projects Announced to Underpin Key Educational Policies

A range of future-focused national research projects were announced on 1 July as Ireland’s five inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellows began their 18-month Fellowships with the National Forum, in partnership with the Irish Research Council. The five projects have cross-cutting themes that will underpin the implementation and development of national policies and institutional strategies…

Looking Back on an Extraordinary Semester

As the semester draws to a close, the National Forum has just published a timely briefing paper which shares insights from members of the higher education community as they reflect on what they have learned through the move to online/remote teaching and learning in recent months. The gathering of these insights was rapid and light-touch;…

Announcing New Event Series on Work-Based Assessment

The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has just announced a series of events scheduled throughout 2020 entitled ‘Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions’. The purpose of this event series is to initiate a national conversation on work-based assessment and share experiences and approaches so that good practice responses…

Ireland’s Inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellows Named

Today is an exciting day for the higher education community. The recipients of Ireland’s inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships have just been announced, as follows: Brett Becker, University College Dublin Michelle Flood, Royal College of Surgeons Chris Lynch, University College Cork Geraldine O’Neill, University College Dublin Barry Ryan, Technological University Dublin The Fellowships, each…

International Board Discuss National Forum Sustainability

At the recent biannual international Board meeting of the National Forum, attended by the its international advisors, a discussion took place regarding ensuring the long-term sustainability of the National Forum within the higher education landscape. This followed a recent update to National Forum Associates on the same topic. Teaching and learning underpins key educational imperatives…

DELTA Award Opportunity Announced

At a recent meeting of discipline teams funded under the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Funding, it was announced that the National Forum’s Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award would soon re-open for applications. A guidance handbook has been published to explain the revised process and timings for the Awards…

9 Shortlisted Teaching and Learning Research Fellowship Nominees Announced

The National Forum is delighted to announce the nine nominees, from six higher education institutions, shortlisted for Ireland’s Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships. This is an outstanding personal achievement for the nominees and a significant professional honour. The Fellowships, which are the country’s most prestigious national individual teaching and learning awards, will: recognise, reward and…