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November 2020

Enhancing First Year Student Success Using a Games-based Approach

5th November

Learning Objectives • Reflect upon strategies employed to support student success within first year programmes • Identify activities where gamification methods might be used to engage first year students with their subject discipline, staff and their peer group • Design a game based activity in collaboration with staff and students that could be used in a first year programme

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Meeting Academic Professional Development Needs

27th November

Learning Objectives • Map specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) areas that meet academics immediate needs and experiences • Explore the levels of personalisation of CPD that can be achieved • Identify professional development pathways preferred by academics • Align CPD provision with the Professional Development Framework

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January 2021

Exploring Ethical Concerns in Electronic and IT Engineering Education

18th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Gain industry perspective on ethical issues arising in practice in the IT and electronic engineering sector • Align instructional strategies in IT and electronic engineering education with the realities encountered in professional practice • Share examples of best practice in the inclusion of ethical concerns related to privacy and security in the curriculum of IT and electronic engineering programmes • Develop new teaching instruments and initiatives incorporating ethical concerns for IT and electronic engineering education • Foster…

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February 2021

Teaching the SDGs to Student Engineers Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

18th February 2021

Learning Objectives • Explain the importance of integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their teaching activities for engineering students • Identify challenges and barriers that can undermine integration of SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering students • Enhance interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary thinking and the benefits it offers students • Develop the interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and collaborative ability of engineering students • Reflect on how they might integrate the SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering…

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March 2021

WorldSkills Competitions – Enhancing Success in the Curriculum

24th March 2021

Learning Objectives • Embedding competition in the curriculum to prepare students for the world of work • Creating the workplace in an educational setting for early success • Steering students towards personal achievement in careers from Apprenticeship to PhD

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June 2021

Exploring the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy in Inspiring Education Practice and Student Engagement – Educator and Student Perspectives

15th June 2021

Learning Objectives • Appraise a variety of ways in which contemplative pedagogy can be introduced into the classroom to initiate and sustain enquiry, promote creative and engaged student learning and the exploration of interiority and nurturing wholeness to foster a sense of student wellbeing • Engage with contemplative methods and explore possible practical applications within subject areas • Differentiate between current pedagogy and the potential of contemplative pedagogy in Higher Education from the educator’s perspective • Appreciate the role of…

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