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October 2020

What Lies at the Heart of Education?

21st October

Learning Objectives • Offer fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland • Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom • Debate and question what lies at the heart of teachers’ and educational leaders’ values and ethos and how this informs their professional practice • Reflect on how teachers and educational leaders…

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November 2020

Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

5th November

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for research in the Health Sciences and the Arts

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Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

12th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning • Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning • Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning • Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed in HEIs to promote research in teaching and learning *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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Where are all the Migrant Women in Higher Education?

20th November

Learning Objectives • Engage effectively with migrant women and promote opportunities for them and their families to access Higher Education • Identify the key agencies and support services who support migrant women and their families in accessing Higher Education • Identify the crucial supports needed by migrant women and their families to integrate and succeed in higher education • Mitigate the systemic obstacles facing migrant women and their families in accessing, integrating and succeeding in higher education • Offer opportunities…

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February 2021

Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February 2021

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

15th February 2021

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context and discuss their impact on curriculum design With speakers Prof Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague…

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Visual Thinkery: Simple Techniques to Improve Visuals in TEL

26th February 2021

Learning Objectives • Gain an understanding of the significance/impact of visuals in technology enhanced learning • Learn some simple techniques to improve visuals in Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Become familiar with resources to enhance visuals and improve learner engagement • Network and connect with others who share the same interest in visual engagement

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March 2021

Academic-Practice Learning Partnership as a Gateway to Education Opportunities

26th March 2021

Learning Objectives • To develop a greater understanding and awareness of how training managers in organisations make decisions around academic programme engagement for relevant staff • To provide training managers with an insight in to how faculty determine participant suitability for academic programmes and make decisions around acceptance • To establish good practices with regard to creating enduring working relationships between training managers and relevant faculty with a view to mutually beneficial outcomes • To stimulate the development and refinement…

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May 2021

Enhancing Student Engagement in Language Learning: Shared Perspectives

5th May 2021

Learning Objectives • Identify student and employer perspectives on language proficiency • Analyse the findings of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) research projects in relation to possibilities for future development • Examine student engagement with languages within contemporary culture • Ascertain pathways forward for linking the language teaching community in WIT with language and career guidance teachers and industry partners in the South-East region and beyond

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Creating Better Digital Video for Recorded and Live Streamed Classes

10th May 2021

Learning Objectives • Identify elements of high quality video • Recognise the many competing considerations in creating high quality video • Discuss the requirements for creating single and multi-camera live and recorded video • Compare different equipment and setups for creating video for online teaching

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