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November 2018

Best Practice in Student-Centred Approaches in Education and Training

20th November
The Printworks, Dublin Castle
Castle Street,DublinIreland

On Tuesday 20th November 2018, Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) will host a conference in partnership with HEA, ISSE, IUA, THEA & USI at the Printworks, Dublin Castle for educators and students entitled: Best Practice in Student-Centred Approaches in Education and Training. This event, supported by the National Forum, is aimed at those interested in Academic Affairs, Teaching & Learning, Student Experience, Quality Assurance, Community Engagement and International Student Learning. The QQI are currently calling for poster proposals for the conference…

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology – Digital Pathways into Learning Languages

23rd November

Learning Outcomes: To highlight the need for a change in mindset at institutional policy level in the IoT sector To establish a Community of Practice among language experts across the IoT sector To explore the potential of digital learning platforms in overcoming curricular and timetabling obstacles To persuade language lecturers of the pedagogical benefits of harnessing new technologies To establish learning pathways into modern languages for students of diverse academic backgrounds Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the…

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A Shannon Consortium Dissemination Seminar: What We Believe: Student Stakeholder Perspectives on Religion, Belief & Spirituality in Third Level Irish Educational Contexts (NI & ROI)

29th November

Learning Outcomes: Explore the belief and value contexts students experience in Irish Higher Education Institutions Reflect on the results of a highly innovative study, which has been conducted across the island of Ireland Critique contributions from a range other scholars in the related field of education, values, religions and beliefs Share 'good practice' and learning from the research Explore the implications for student development and preparation for future professional practice  

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December 2018

Dialogic Teaching and Learning

4th December

Learning Outcomes: Examine current assessment for learning-type pedagogical practice in post primary and initial teacher education Develop policies which enable the roll-out of formative assessment in practice Analyse the formative potential of dialogic teaching and learning Create assessment for learning/dialogic teaching and learning resources for sharing, trialling and review Enable dialogue among stakeholders and strengthen the home economics education research network Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly.  

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Developing an understanding and relevance of open badges for social work learning. A discussion with Mr Keith Quinn, Learning & Development Manager at Scottish Social Services Council, Scotland

7th December

Learning Outcomes: Preparing staff to learn in digital settings Develop an understanding of how effective our guidance and support is to learners’ use of digital technology Understanding of how we are embedding digital experiences into learning programmes Consider how we engage learners in developing the digital environment How well are we approaching these issues at the strategic level  

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Getting started with online teaching

10th December

Learning Outcomes: Develop an understanding of the student perspective of what it is like to study online Apply principles of online module design including a range of assessment options Develop online activities and open education resources and approaches to media creation Experience online facilitation and interaction including some strategies for engaging students in the online space (towards building a learning community) Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Exploring Alternatives: Critique of the Process-Product Paradigm dominating Teaching Educator Professional Learning (TEPL) in contemporary Higher Education

13th December

Learning Outcomes: As a result of this seminar participants will: Provide an open space to better understand the key assumptions and ideological governance forms underpinning the Process-Product model of Teacher Educator Professional Development operating in contemporary Ireland, Europe and OECD countries Apply a select literature review in gaining a deeper understanding of the contemporary framing of HEI Policy in TEPL using human capital theory and the contested nature of this worldview in the international literature Productively debate issues and concerns…

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January 2019

Effectively supporting study transitions to improve student engagement, wellbeing, progression, attainment and success

8th January 2019
Cork, CorkCork + Google Map

Learning Outcomes: Participants attending this seminar will: Examine the student lifecycle, identify key transition points and their associated challenges Explore possibilities for enhancing student engagement and better preparing students at each stage from FY induction to ‘outduction’ Be introduced to and explore the ‘Student Experience Transitions Model’ that interlinks the key activities of academic, welfare and support. The model provides a framework for colleagues to organise and map out the various types of support required for different students at particular…

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Peer mentoring in higher education – a key to better staff induction

10th January 2019
Cork, CorkCork + Google Map

Learning Outcomes: Deepen their understanding of the nature and benefits of peer coaching in enhancing CPD commitment and impact Gain a hightened awareness of their capacity to listen with unconditional positive regard Increase their knowledge and expertise in the use of questioning to raise awareness Develop their skills in offering impactful feedback Construct an action plan to utilise the workshop content to improve their own communication skills so they can better support their peers and engage in purposeful conversations regarding…

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Student Orientation: How innovative practices can improve outcomes for incoming students

18th January 2019

Learning Outcomes: How to measure Orientation outcomes effectively How technology may be used to effectively communicate and manage Orientation programmes How to use technology / VLEs in an innovative way to improve Orientation outcomes How to incorporate community engagement activities effectively into student Orientation How extended orientation programmes may be used to enhance the initial Orientation programme Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.  

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