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October 2020

Supporting Writing: How Supervisors Can Support Doctoral Students to Write-up

27th October

Learning Objectives • Implement strategies for providing writing feedback to students • Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft • Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing up • Offer advice on writing productivity to doctoral students

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January 2021

Enhancing Student Engagement Through Technology Enhanced Learning

11th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Provide an overview of the opportunities afforded for student engagement through Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Present research findings which demonstrate the relationship between positive integration of technology enhanced learning and student engagement • Facilitate a self-evaluation audit for staff of their own current capacity around the use of TEL and Virtual Learning Enviroment (VLE) platforms such as Moodle • Encourage teaching staff to improve their digital capacity for student engagement • Provide a workshop forum for…

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Using TEL to Personalise the Student Learning Experience in Large Classes

13th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate how best to engage students, in an inclusive way, in large classes resulting in greater interaction and engagement • Recognise the importance of personalising the student learning experience • Identify the TEL opportunities which can increase the personalisation of the student learning experience in large classes

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The Future of Clinical Legal Education in Ireland

18th January 2021

Learning Objectices • For those in legal education in Ireland to learn about new strategies for encouraging student success in clinical legal education modules • To assist in the creation of a community of those working in clinical legal education in Ireland, to foster a spirit of collegiality across the institutions and to share resources • To discuss the future of clinical legal education in Ireland given the recent move to online and blended delivery methods • To consider and…

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March 2021

Developing the Concept of “Good” Teaching

30th March 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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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