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Supporting Academic Writing Among Postgraduate Research Students – Building an Effective Feedback Culture in Postgraduate Research Supervision

Institute of Technology Carlow , Ireland

Learning Objectives • Evaluate the role of the thesis supervisor in supporting postgraduate research students to develop academic writing skills • Reflect on insights from the growing literature on effective feedback in higher education and explore their relevance for supervisory feedback with postgraduate research students • Appraise and employ a digital system based upon deliberate…

How the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education in Ireland can Inform Continuing Professional Development for Library Staff

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate a greater awareness of the Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education • Develop a clear understanding of the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff and the varying approaches to CPD • Consider practical steps on using the framework facilitating a reconsideration of library…

Models of Engaged Learning and Thinking (MELT)

Learning Objectives Clarify and state the central purpose for learning and teaching Have a heightened awareness of factors that engage students in learning Collaboratively create their own model of engaged learning and teaching Critically analyse the MELT

Exploring Gender Friendly Practices with Children and Young People

Learning Objectives Interrogate the ethos of gender friendly practice, in particular in settings with children and young people Explore and challenge gender stereotypes and the associated harms Consider strategies to support students in challenging gender stereotypes in their practice   Event hosted on Zoom

Supporting Academic Literacies Across the Curriculum

Learning Objectives Provide attendees with an understanding of Academic Literacies Present learners’ experience of academic literacies development Help attendees consider how they could support academic literacies development in their own practice or higher  education institution

Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

Learning Objectives Obtain an overview on the use of MS OneNote for practical work and portfolios Establish sustainable workflows for managing student engagement, submission, and feedback of assessment Explore student perspectives of using MS OneNote Share best practice in assessment of practical and portfolio work

Using Informed Learning to Embed Information Literacy Practices in Curricula

Learning Objectives Engage with the concept of ‘Informed Learning’ and how it can enhance Information Literacy teaching Explore the purpose of a curricular level approach to Information Literacy teaching Establish the importance of collaborations with disciplinary teaching staff for an ‘Informed Learning’ approach and explore possible practical applications within subject areas Consider how to include…

Teaching and Research in the UK Higher Education Sector during the last 30 years

Learning Objectives Gain a professor’s view of people and processes, and how to work in HE as an early or midcareer academic Explore the set-up and development of an international research group within a teaching-led University and how research can complement teaching Develop an appreciation for the role that metrics (student satisfaction, research excellence framework…