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November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

3rd November

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as sole producer of academic knowledge • Prepare students to live, work and operate in diverse cultural environments • The relationship between equality and representation

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March 2021

Supporting Academic Writing Among Postgraduate Research Students

3rd March 2021

Learning Objectives • Evaluate the role of the thesis supervisor in supporting postgraduate research students to develop academic writing skills • Reflect on insights from the growing literature on effective feedback in higher education and explore their relevance for supervisory feedback with postgraduate research students • Appraise and employ a digital system based upon deliberate practice to foster critical analytical writing among postgraduate research students

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April 2021

How the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education in Ireland can Inform Continuing Professional Development for Library Staff

7th April 2021

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate a greater awareness of the Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education • Develop a clear understanding of the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff and the varying approaches to CPD • Consider practical steps on using the framework facilitating a reconsideration of library practice and CPD • Garner insight into key learning from the L2L project, including how to use resources created from this project • Share experience…

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Social Action Models of Teaching and Learning in Technology Enhanced Learning Environments: Possibilities and Limitations

23rd April 2021

Learning Objectives • Explore the concept of a social action model of teaching and learning • Identify and discuss practical case studies of social action models of teaching and learning delivered in the contexts of both face-to-face and technology enhanced learning environments • Examine the opportunities and limitations of social action models of teaching and learning in technology enhanced learning environments and face-to-face contexts • Draw conclusions regarding effective practice in undertaking social action models of teaching and learning in…

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May 2021

Engineering an Ethical Reboot: Embracing the Social Dimension of Engineering

13th May 2021

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate an understanding of how the technical work of engineers is inherently social and political • Consider pedagogical approaches that might foster a deeper and more holistic student appreciation of social responsibility in the context of engineering practice • Develop an appreciation of how, as educators, we might empower students to make a positive contribution in support the reshaping of the social, economic and legal contexts of engineering practice *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National…

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