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October 2021

Antiracism and UDL in the Irish Higher and Further Education Setting

27th October

Learning Objectives Explore how UDL principles can be applied to anti-racist teaching practice in the Irish Higher and Further Education context Grow their awareness of how to acknowledge, value and honour diversity in the learning environment Reflect on the diversity of learners in your institution and how to move from diversity to inclusion in your setting

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UCD LEAP: Engagement Monitoring & Remote Support Delivery in Online Environments

27th October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives Increase understanding of available domains where engagement insights can be made in an online environment Increase understanding of how the above differ from traditional insights available from face-to-face interactions Increase understanding of how to design VLE environments in a way which enables engagement Increase understanding of how to pull actionable data out of the VLE and apply it in a manner which facilitates support interventions

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November 2021

Strategies for Promoting Student Self Efficacy in Higher Education

3rd November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives Participants will acquire an understanding of definitions/theories pertaining to student self-efficacy in the context of higher education Participants will gain knowledge of the literature/key studies pertaining to student self-efficacy Participants will learn how to apply pedagogical approaches and other strategies to foster student self-efficacy to enhance the teaching and learning experience Participants will discuss the challenges, opportunities and benefits associated with the fostering of self-efficacy Participants will explore how student self-efficacy can be developed in partnership with students

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Sustainability in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sectors – asking the right questions?

3rd November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Objectives Demonstrate transformation in sustainability literacy as related to the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector Explore exemplars of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies for sustainability in Life Sciences Explore fundamental questions about the purpose of higher Education in building embedded pathways for lifelong sustainability

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Fostering Metacognition in the Digital Learning Environment

5th November @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives Understand the key role of metacognition in effective learning Appreciate the potential for fostering metacognitive approaches within the digital learning environment in university education Understand how tools within the virtual learning environment (VLE) may be leveraged to support metacognitive skills development in students Begin to frame metacognitive learning for blended implementation Become a metacognition champion for our community of practice Organisers: Crystal Fulton Emma O'Neill Carmel Hensey

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December 2021

Compassion in Groupwork

1st December

Learning Objectives Discuss the theoretical basis for rooting compassion into university curricula Explore how the enactment of compassion can promote inclusivity and critical thinking in groupwork Consider how the micro skills of compassion can be taught and assessed

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Team-Based Learning: Optimising Active and Collaborative Learning

1st December @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Objectives Explain the essential elements that make up a team-based learning unit Describe the benefits and challenges of using TBL Plan for the introduction of team-based learning to a curriculum

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Part 2 – Responding to Unintentional Academic Impropriety: Teaching, Learning and Assessment Approaches

2nd December

Learning Objectives Empower delegates to understand the difference between unintentional and intentional academic impropriety and some of the newer and more complex challenges to academic integrity in the 21st century such as essay mills and fake news Provide delegates with an overview of institutional initiatives and pedagogical approaches to preventing unintentional academic impropriety Provide delegates with an understanding of how staff across academic institutions can work in partnership with students to prevent unintentional academic impropriety Explore how educating students about…

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Building a Community of Inquiry Online: Deepening Student Experiential Learning

2nd December @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives Understand the principles of the educational community of inquiry (ECoI) framework Describe the benefits and challenges of using ECoI framework in undergraduate education Plan for the introduction of ECoI to curriculum design Explore the potential for alignment of a community of inquiry approach with experiential learning placements

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Successful Remote Supervision of Research Students

10th December

Learning Objectives How to effectively engage with remote research supervision Peer to peer learning between participants Facilitation reflection on pros and cons of remote supervision Supporting the creation of a community of practice in research supervision nationally

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