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March 2021

Developing the Concept of “Good” Teaching

30th March

Learning Objectives • 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 *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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April 2021

Crossing Boundaries: Religions and Beliefs in Changing Times

14th April

Learning Objectives • Present international research on religion, education and ethnicity, particularly in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement • Explore religion and queerness in education and introduce new ways of interpreting religion that challenge hetero-/cisnormative conception of religious identity • Address the deficit in understanding about non-religious groups in Ireland (10% of the population in 2016) • Inform professional practice about the diversity of religious beliefs in Ireland and support educators to engage in reflective practice as…

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Course Design Intensives in Reimagining the Curriculum

20th April

Learning Objectives • Explore, apply and adapt the essential Course Design Intensives (CDI) method as an effective approach to engaging course teams with key stakeholders • Demonstrate knowledge of active and inclusive learning, and graduate capitals as a framework for employability

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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

22nd April

Learning Objectives • 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…

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Teaming Up for Student Success in the Undergraduate Dissertation

27th April

Learning Objectives • Articulate one's own approach to undergraduate dissertation supervision as a teacher and/or as a researcher • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different models Identify ways in which a team approach can be applied to one's own supervision activities • Devise an action plan to implement this team approach in an online/remote/blended context

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May 2021

Re-imagining Impact as Evidencing Value in Teaching and Learning

11th May

Learning Objectives Discuss the value of developmental activities within the wider context Conduct a benefit/loss analysis of the activities Identify both intended and unintended consequences of educational and/or professional development Plan for future developments to increase value and recognition of educational development

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Enhancing Digital Capacity of Staff who Teach in Higher Education

21st May

Learning Objectices • Produce quality Open Educational Resources (OER) video content for social media platforms using a smart phone • Identify relevant technologies to enhance the teaching and learning experience of students • Incorporate these technologies into lesson planning and curriculum design • Appraise the effectiveness of these tools in terms of student engagement *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Self-study in Action: Responding to the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Framework

26th May

Learning Objectives • To support and generate evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning in teacher education that are a) informed by feedback, participation and involvement from various stakeholders, b) implemented using a “students as partners” approach and c) facilitated through peer-led discussions of self-study methodologies with a focus on data sources • To provide a platform and workshop approach to the dissemination of the scholarship of teaching and learning within teacher education through self-study researcher sharing • To explicitly and…

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