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January 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 2

27th January @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor and placement mentor…

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February 2022

Clinical Legal Education – Empowering Students to Explore the Law in Practice

4th February

Learning Objectives Interrogation of teaching approaches and impact on student learning Exploration of design and assessment approaches Exposition of student experience through dissemination of qualitative feedback Demonstrate application of Universal Design for Learning to embed accessible pedagogy Exhibit capacity for student contribution to civic engagement

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Using Virtual and Immersive Technologies

16th February

Learning Objectives Consider the benefits and potential of VR in education in enhancing learning, teaching, and overall digital capability Identify possible VR applications for their own teaching and learning Understand the resources and requirements needed for using VR in educational contexts Consider the enhancements to the interdisciplinary learning experience using virtual and immersive technologies

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March 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 3

24th March @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor and placement mentor…

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April 2022

From Surviving to Thriving – Negotiating the Post-Zoom Landscape

29th April

Learning Objectives To reflect on the language learning experience students have had since March 2020 To consider how best to use the teaching and learning experience gained since March 2020 To explore challenges facing staff and students as we return to onsite teaching, learning and assessment To discuss best practice in terms of a return to onsite assessment To share language learning strategies aimed at enhancing student success

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May 2022

Supporting the Student Journey from Classroom to Workplace

6th May

Learning Objectives To develop a greater awareness of teaching and learning methods employed in placement preparation nationally To explore innovative practices in placement preparation To discuss good practice in supporting students’ placement preparation journey To consider challenges of digital engagement in placement preparation

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Developing Online Resources for Teaching Irish Language Literature

11th May

Learning Objectives Knowledge exchange: exposure to and questioning of established practitioner’s methods Technical requirements: establishing the necessary level of technical expertise required Identifying priorities: agreeing a set of primary goals (eg textual genre(s), level of annotation, accompanying translation, forum for feedback) Identifying opportunities: investigating possibilities for nationwide collaboration, further funding opportunities Development on national level: designing for student and teacher engagement with digital resources to be shared on national level

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Think Outside the Box: Professional Development to Support Inclusive Assessment

13th May

Learning Objectives Understand the definition of inclusive assessment Understand the importance of inclusive assessment in Higher Education Recognise opportunities to engage in professional development related to inclusive assessment

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Curricular Approaches to Wellbeing in Higher Education

20th May

Learning Objectives To describe the main recommendations of the National Forum USI "Embedding Wellbeing in the Curriculum" report To describe key components of selected initiatives being showcased during the seminar To identify opportunities that exist within current curricular offerings to incorporate wellbeing

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The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 4

26th May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor and placement mentor…

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