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November 2019

Promoting Inclusivity through Universal Design for Learning

6th November

Learning Outcomes Identify and understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Discuss the advantages of applying UDL in third level education Evaluate approaches to UDL taken in other institutions and note successes and challenges in implementing UDL principles in different settings Apply UDL principles in their own practice to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment

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Learning Analytics and the Possibilities to Enhance Learning

15th November

Learning Outcomes: Develop a broad understanding of Learning Analytics and its relevance across all levels of an educational institution Learn how to think about data in relation to enhancing student success Learn how to get started by exploring Learning Management System analytics Develop the ability to use Learning Analytics to create a holistic feedback cycle for students  

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Equality and Diversity: Developing Inclusive Pedagogical Spaces

26th November @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Exploration of faculty understanding of diversity and intersectionality within the student cohort Reflection on personal, professional and collective lenses through which we view diversity within the student population Critically review normalised pedagogical practices Identification of changes in teaching, learning and assessment practices which might enhance the learning experience for all our students Scope out the potential development of a self study group to engage in collaborative research aimed at ongoing development/refinement of inclusive practice

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Religions and Beliefs in Changing Times (RBCT): Responses to Religious Belief Diversity in Educational Settings in the Republic of Ireland

27th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to use innovative methodologies and new approaches, e.g. belief circles, to explore personal beliefs (philosophical, secular, religious, spiritual, financial and political) Explore how to bring “beliefs” into educational spaces in a safe, learning environment whereby students are not humiliated, marginalised or excluded by expressing their beliefs Engage with the discomfort or reluctance that sometimes arises when addressing questions about a range of beliefs and values, particularly in classrooms Inform professional practice and gain insight on how…

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December 2019

Inspirational and Transformative Teaching – Theory to Practice

12th December @ 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to: Define transformative and inspirational teaching within their own disciplinary context. Consider the challenges of transformative teaching across the disciplines. Explore avenues and possibilities for the development of strategies to demonstrate and employ this into their practice. Evaluate the potential for engagement with interdisciplinary/inter-institutional colleagues.

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January 2020

Developing Teaching Portfolios

6th January 2020 @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes: Examine how Teaching Portfolios can play a key role in constructing your Professional Identity Identify the resources and approaches used in creating a Teaching Portfolio Discuss approaches on how to incorporate Teaching Portfolios into your teaching practice to become a critically reflective teacher Outline some tools and resources used for creating and developing Teaching Portfolios

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Student Success is Everybody’s Business: Developing a Student Success Strategy at MIC

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Illustrate best practice in the field of student success Examine current professional service and academic practices which impact upon Student Success at MIC Explore how MIC could best use learner data as an evidence base to inform and enhance student success Explore steps and approaches needed to develop a holistic student success strategy Identify additional gaps in knowledge/expertise, which will inform a structured approach to delivering future professional development opportunities tailored towards student success

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Exploring Competency Based Education; A Lexis for Collaborative Curriculum Design Incorporating Staff, Students and Professionals

23rd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Define what is Competency Based Education (CBE) Evaluate the benefits and challenges of Competency Based Education in HE Explore how CBE can create dialog between students, staff and professional organisations Explore how to transition a programme to CBE Evaluate how to integrate learners and professional organisations into collaborative curriculum design using competency based frameworks

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April 2020

Developing the Concept of “Good” Teaching

28th April 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Explore the perceptions of new teaching academics on student engagement Examine the concepts of ‘good teaching’ in light of the student voice Discuss the variety of approaches that can enable increased student engagement Evaluate the approaches that can be applied to improve the efficacy of your teaching practice

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Difficult Events, Different Narratives: Strategies and Capacity Building for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Contested Issues in Modern Languages, Applied Linguistics and Journalism

30th April 2020 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Identify key issues that impact upon teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education when engaging with contested events and narratives in the fields of Modern Languages Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and Journalism Explore strategies used within and across disciplines towards the pursuit of best practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of contested events and narratives Establish the areas where further professional development is required and amendments to current practice could be implemented Experiment with teaching, learning and assessment…

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