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June 2019

The CEFR as an aid to learning and assessment for literary and cultural studies in the modern languages: Challenges, opportunities, practices

7th June 2019 @ 1:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Upon completion participants Have a more developed understanding of the implications of the CEFR for the teaching and assessment of literary and cultural content in the modern languages Have had an opportunity to reflect critically on their pedagogical strategies for linking the study of language with that of literary and cultural content Have contributed to the clarification and consolidation of sector-wide practices in this regard across the Irish HE sector, with a focus on identifying current, and evolving,…

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November 2019

Promoting Inclusivity through Universal Design for Learning

6th November 2019

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 2019

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

27th November 2019 @ 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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Engaging Students in Partnership with Staff in Learning and Teaching

28th November 2019

Learning Outcomes: Examine the potential benefits of the Students as Partners approach to enhance the learning experience Explore the challenges of whole cohort involvement as students as partners Discuss the variety of levels of student participation in curriculum design Evaluate the participation matrix of student participation and its applicability in delegate programmes

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December 2019

Inspirational and Transformative Teaching – Theory to Practice

12th December 2019 @ 10:00 am - 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 @ 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 @ 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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February 2020

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

20th February @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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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May 2020

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

26th May @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes 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…

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