Professional Development Digital Badges: Call for Submissions Phase 1

Become a recognised developer of a certified national digital badge representing identified teaching and learning competencies in Irish Higher Education This call seeks to identify teams to develop a digital badge for a particular competence cluster as a way for an individual to demonstrate a shared understanding of accomplished outcomes in professional development. The idea…

Reaching Out: Why Students Leave

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education today (Tuesday, 22 November 2016) published a briefing paper on the project Reaching Out: Why Students Leave, which was conducted in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland. The project examined, through surveys and interviews, the motivations and experiences of 331…

The National Seminar Series 2016/2017 to Feature 31 Seminars

We are pleased to announce that there will be 31 seminars in this series between November 1st 2016– June 30th 2017. The National Seminar series gives many of those working in higher education the opportunity to connect with colleagues throughout the sector and to focus on shared interests in both the research and practice of teaching and…

The National Forum announces the establishment of the Íontas alliance

The National Forum is delighted to announce the establishment of the Íontas alliance – this is a new association for Ireland’s National Awardees of teaching excellence in Higher Education – The name used for the alliance, Íontas, is an Irish word that means amazement, wonder or surprise and it can mean all these things together.…

New Report Transition from Further Education and Training to Higher Education

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education today (Thursday, 28 October 2016) published the full report of the project Transition from Further Education and Training to Higher Education. A National Forum Insight, summarising key points from the report, was also published this week. The first enhancement theme of the…

37 Higher Education Teachers To Be Honoured At Ireland’s National Student-led ‘Teaching Hero’ Awards Irish Students Celebrate The Impact Of Excellent Teaching

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI) will tonight (Thursday 27 October 2016) present 37 Teaching Hero Awards to teachers from Ireland’s higher education sector. The Awards mark the culmination of a 2016 Teaching Hero campaign that saw over…