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March 2021

Going all Online – Teaching Practice, Learning Design and Assessment

18th March

Learning Objectives • Discussion of challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning • Design of feedback and assessment tools in a virtual environment • Demonstration of best practice in mathematics/machine learning • Professional development of teaching staff

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Teaching and Learning Open Research in Higher Education

23rd March @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Understand and be able to describe what open research is • Understand and be able to describe the role and importance of open research in higher education • Recognise approaches to incorporating open research into their teaching and research supervision • Understand how to incorporate approaches to teaching open research in their own practice

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April 2021

Exploring IT Supports for Successful Work Placement Processes

23rd April

Learning Objectives • Identify technologies/software solutions used to support work placement and work based learning in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) • Investigate current good practice in HEIs regarding use of technologies to meet academic and institutional requirements, including; managing processes, compliance with regulations and engaging with employers • Explore the potential for use of technology to improve the student experience and student outcomes regarding work based learning / work placement • To evaluate and consider the challenges regarding using…

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May 2021

Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

20th May

Learning Objectives • Understand brain development in the context of current undergraduate students in higher education settings • Consider the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to student learning and life • Identify practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through consideration of developmentally appropriate scaffolding in curriculum design, learning, teaching and assessment and student support services *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Discussions on Successful Work Placement Processes – Sharing Innovative Strategies

21st May

Learning Objectives • To identify the structures and scaffolds available across central units and academic departments to support students in securing internships or work placements • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working across central units and with academic departments to support students on an internship/placement • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working with external partners such as employers or professional bodies on internship or placement initiatives with students • To evaluate and…

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June 2021

Developing Online Resources for Teaching Irish Language Literature

11th June

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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10th International Conference on Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD2020/21)

13th June - 16th June
University College Cork United States

The National Forum is delighted to support Engineering Education for Sustainable Development (EESD2020/21), the 10th iteration of a biennial international conference which attracts engineering educators and academics from all over the world with an interest in embedding sustainability in the curriculum. University College Cork will host the conference, the first time in Ireland, on 13-16 June 2021, focused on the theme ‘Building Flourishing Communities’. A series of free online interactive webinars will be held leading up to EESD2021 in Cork. The webinars incorporate…

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Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

17th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the role of occupational therapists in higher education settings • Understand the Healthy Campus Charter • Understand the tiered public health occupational therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, wellbeing and success *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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