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Exploring action research for professional development


Learning Outcomes: Explore the underpinning principles of action research in an educational context Identify their own values when it comes to enhancing their teaching practice Consider the evidence required to evaluate improvement in their own practice Explore ways in which action research could be applied to one’s individual context to enable practice to be enhanced

Understanding student anxiety and building resilience in the learning environment


Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate awareness of how anxiety and stress contribute to challenging learning experiences Identify strategies used to support students in transition to higher education, to manage their emotions and/or enhance their learning Create environments more conducive to learning and help students perform to their potential Demonstrate an insight into the interaction between emotions, the…

Clarifying the Role of the Work Placement Tutor/Preceptor

Institute of Technology Carlow , Ireland

Learning Outcomes Develop a deeper understanding of how teaching and learning occurs within a placement setting Appraise the roles and responsibilities of the tutor/preceptor and student throughout the placement process Demonstrate an understanding of how assessment and feedback can enhance student success within a placement setting Identify challenges and design and implement support strategies for…

The Business of Contract Cheating

Institute of Technology Carlow , Ireland

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

Decolonizing the Curriculum

Institute of Technology Carlow , Ireland

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…