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February 2019

Aligning learning, teaching and assessment in the design of HE curricula

1st February 2019

Learning Outcomes: Discuss different theoretical approaches to student assessment and feedback Apply these approaches to adopt an outcomes based approach to curriculum design Consider assessment strategies at modular and programmatic levels so that planning for assessment constructively aligns with both the module and programme learning outcomes Propose methods to ensure the assessment for, as and of learning is embedded in the process and procedures of curriculum and learning design Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please…

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May 2019

Promoting 21st century learning: The use of technology to enhance problem-design, collaboration, feedback and assessment in PBL

17th May 2019

Learning Outcomes: Illustrate the skills for future work environments Examine how PBL can address emerging skills gaps Explore how technology can be utilized to enhance PBL Recommend different technologies that can be used to enhance the PBL experience for students Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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November 2019

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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January 2020

Student Success is Everybody’s Business: Developing a Student Success Strategy at MIC

22nd January 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 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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March 2021

Crossing Boundaries: Religions and Beliefs in Changing Times

31st March

Learning Objectives • Present international research on religion, education and ethnicity, particularly in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement • Explore religion and queerness in education and introduce new ways of interpreting religion that challenge hetero-/cisnormative conception of religious identity • Address the deficit in understanding about non-religious groups in Ireland (10% of the population in 2016) • Inform professional practice about the diversity of religious beliefs in Ireland and support educators to engage in reflective practice as…

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