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Developing a Best Practice Framework for Engaging External Practitioners and Tutors (online event)

11th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Challenges exist in engaging external/practitioner tutors to teach in HEIs, i.e. those experienced industry or professional services experts who are contracted by the HEI, to deliver modules, particularly on professional education programmes.

The BLASST framework (Harvey, 2014) is a set of national (Australian) benchmarking standards to systematise good practice for learning and teaching with part-time or sessional staff. The framework presents broad criteria and standards for evaluating current practices affecting these staff.

This online presentation will discuss the REAP project’s experience of evaluating, adapting and applying the BLASST framework to a local Irish context as a tool for evaluation of current practice and guiding plans to work towards best practice in the engagement of external/practitioner tutors.

The REAP project is a collaboration between UL, MIC & LIT funded by the HEA Innovation and Transformation 2018 call, to develop a best practice framework for engaging practitioner/external tutors.

Focus of the event

  • Considering how the relational, structural, practical or policy aspects of teaching and learning can be valued, supported and recognised

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11th November 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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University of Limerick


Greg Larkin