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October 2020

The Business of Contract Cheating

22nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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November 2020

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

3rd November 2020

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 2020

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 – Building an Effective Feedback Culture in Postgraduate Research Supervision

4th 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 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

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 for Social Enterprise Development

23rd April 2021 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives Explore the relationship between social enterprise and social change Identify and discuss implications for teaching and learning in different contexts Examine opportunities for social enterprise education

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June 2021

Demystifying research writing

3rd June 2021 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives At the end of this session, students will be able to:  Reflect upon ways of developing complex, conceptual, critical, clever and confident research writing Identify the characteristics of confident, critical writing Apply strategies for refining their writing

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December 2021

Exploring Gender Friendly Practices with Children and Young People

1st December 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives Interrogate the ethos of gender friendly practice, in particular in settings with children and young people Explore and challenge gender stereotypes and the associated harms Consider strategies to support students in challenging gender stereotypes in their practice   Event hosted on Zoom

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Learning Analytics – A Critical Issue in Higher Education

3rd December 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives To critically explore and discuss learning analytics approaches and experiences To raise awareness of existing useful Irish and international learning analytics resources and case studies

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January 2022

Supporting Academic Literacies Across the Curriculum

13th January @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives Provide attendees with an understanding of Academic Literacies Present learners’ experience of academic literacies development Help attendees consider how they could support academic literacies development in their own practice or higher  education institution

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