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December 2019

The importance of considering a strategic approach in pursuing cross-disciplinary activities both within and between HEIs

16th December @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an appreciation for the importance of strategic cross disciplinary activities Demonstrate a level of understanding of the broad nature of departmental and institutional goals in pursuing cross disciplinary activities Have experience of group networking and mentoring opportunities in developing strategic priorities for inter disciplinary activities across HEIs Target Audience Senior Managers and Academics who have an interest in developing institutional level or departmental level strategic priorities and capacity building across disciplines. Format Workshop

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February 2020

Writing Key Policy Theories and Concepts in 1000 Words

4th February 2020

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

13th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Explain the pedagogic rationale for using games to teach and identify the appropriate application of a gamification strategy Define and differentiate between the terms used in game based learning, including GBL, gamification, serious games and the various game elements that make a game for learning Review practical examples of how games and gamification are currently used in higher Education Explore opportunities to use gamification and game elements in participant's own teaching Through a hands on workshop, leave with…

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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 2020 @ 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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