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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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November 2021

Sustainability in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sectors – asking the right questions?

3rd November 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Objectives Demonstrate transformation in sustainability literacy as related to the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector Explore exemplars of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies for sustainability in Life Sciences Explore fundamental questions about the purpose of higher Education in building embedded pathways for lifelong sustainability      

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Transform EDU Week Event 2 – Education for Citizenship and Community Engagement

23rd November 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Our key note presentation will focus on the role of Higher Education in developing society though engagement with civic society (third sector). A key function of Technological Universities is to serve the community and public interest by (i) developing strong social and cultural links with the community in the region in which its campuses are located, and (ii) fostering effective relationships with organisations involved in regional development – contributing to economic, cultural, social and scientific development of the State. This…

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Transform EDU Week Event 3 – Mental Wellbeing and Emotional Skills Development for the Workplace

24th November 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Mental health and emotional intelligence are integral to graduate employability and career success. In this webinar, we highlight the importance of social and emotional competencies and showcase Transform EDU's co-curricular approaches to their development in a series of workshops for final year students. The tailored workshops in Socio-Emotional Skills for Work (SES4Work) aimed at fostering graduate attributes associated with employability and career success in specific disciplines. We hear from a panel of students, mental health advocates, employers, and Transform EDU…

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Transform EDU Week Event 4: Contract Cheating – Valuing Teaching, Learning and Education

25th November 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Contract cheating represents a challenge to the academic integrity of the educational system. Although one single solution to contract cheating does not exist, the importance of an educative approach is recognised to ensure that students benefit from the learning opportunities offered to them. This lead presentation for the Transform-EDU Project held during Valuing Ireland's Teaching & Learning Week will review the characteristics of contract cheating, including how educators can recognise breaches. The presentation will also consider opportunities available for educators…

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Transform EDU Week Event 5: Developing Sustainability Literate Graduates – Adapting the UN Sulitest to Classroom and Aligning the Curriculum to the SDGs

26th November 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Universities have been mandated under SDG 4.7.1 to develop sustainability literature graduates. By sustainability literacy, we refer to the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that help compel an individual to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future (Décamps, 2017). In this webinar we explore the transformative nature of education for sustainability and underpinning reflective pedagogy. We outline a whole-of-university approach to ensuring that it is embedded across the curricula. We highlight approaches to measurement and evaluation and showcase the use…

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February 2022

The SDGs on our Campuses Revisited

17th February

Learning Objectives Explain the importance of integrating sustainability and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into teaching activities for engineering students Identify challenges and barriers that can undermine the integration of SDGs into teaching activities for engineering students Develop strategies on how to appropriately contextualise the SDGs into overall course content and teaching activities for engineering students Develop and enhance the interdisciplinary, cross- disciplinary and multidisciplinary thinking and collaborative ability of engineering students Reflect on how to integrate the SDGs into…

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March 2022

Developing Anti-racist Practice in Professional Education

15th March @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives Enhance awareness of students’ experiences of racism in placement settings Provide an overview of the anti-racism training resource developed for Community Development and Youth Work students and learnings from the process Discuss the experiences of staff supporting anti-racist practice in professional education and share best practice examples Click here to register

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Lego Serious Play: Exploring the Application of Playful Learning in HE

16th March @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Objectives Explore how Lego Serious Play can support playful learning, engagement, team communication and collaboration in Higher Education contexts Evaluate opportunities for the practical implementation of Lego Serious Play within a classroom environment Assess how applicable Lego Serious Play could be within various teaching and learning contexts Explore teaching and learning practices through the lens of Lego Serious Play Identify opportunities for the application of Lego Serious Play in co-curricular, extra-curricular and interdisciplinary contexts Click here to register

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