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February 2020

Using Games to Teach: Gamification and Game-Based Learning in Higher Education

13th February @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Explain the pedagogic rationale for using games to teach and identify when and how to apply a gamification strategy; Define the terms used in educational games, such as GBL, gamification, serious games, playful learning, and the various game elements that make a game for learning; Observe how HE practitioners have implemented games and gamification in their teaching, and the outcomes of such approaches; Share your own experiences of gamification in HE; Participate in one of two practical workshops, in which…

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Writing Key Policy Theories and Concepts in 1000 Words

27th February @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be able to demonstrate an appreciation for the importance of having short readings of topical issues Participants will be able to demonstrate an ability to write short summary pieces of important issues for students to read as an additional resource and publish short blog posts (500 word 'take home' posts; 1000 word blog post series) Participants will have an opportunity to network with other academics who share an interest in this technique

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June 2020

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

15th June @ 9:30 am
TU Dublin, Tallaght United States

Learning Outcomes 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 contemplative pedagogy in the…

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