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November 2018

Exploring action research for professional development

7th November 2018

Learning Outcomes: Explore the underpinning principles of action research in an educational context Identify their own values when it comes to enhancing their teaching practice Consider the evidence required to evaluate improvement in their own practice Explore ways in which action research could be applied to one’s individual context to enable practice to be enhanced

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February 2019

Understanding student anxiety and building resilience in the learning environment

21st February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate awareness of how anxiety and stress contribute to challenging learning experiences Identify strategies used to support students in transition to higher education, to manage their emotions and/or enhance their learning Create environments more conducive to learning and help students perform to their potential Demonstrate an insight into the interaction between emotions, the brain and learning  

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April 2019

Assessing threshold Crossing: Another look at a troublesome issue by Dr Julie Rattray, Durham University

10th April 2019

Learning Outcomes To establish a common layer of discernment on the polysemous understanding of assessment To explore self-evaluation of current practises in assessment To explore and measure the common spoon feeding approach to T&L and how that is determining the limits of assessments"

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November 2019

Clarifying the Role of the Work Placement Tutor/Preceptor

7th November 2019 @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Develop a deeper understanding of how teaching and learning occurs within a placement setting Appraise the roles and responsibilities of the tutor/preceptor and student throughout the placement process Demonstrate an understanding of how assessment and feedback can enhance student success within a placement setting Identify challenges and design and implement support strategies for students experiencing difficulty on placements Develop and disseminate resources suitable for supporting work placement students and tutors

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October 2020

The Business of Contract Cheating

22nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

3rd November 2020

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November 2020

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as sole producer of academic knowledge • Prepare students to live, work and operate in diverse cultural environments • The relationship between equality and representation

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March 2021

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

4th March

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 practice to foster critical analytical writing among postgraduate research students

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April 2021

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

7th April @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 practice and CPD • Garner insight into key learning from the L2L project, including how to use resources created from this project • Share experience…

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