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November 2019

Nurturing our Ethical Sensibilities as Learners, Teachers, Researches and Supervisors

8th November @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes To share good practice on how we nurture our own and our students' ethical sensibilities To acquire skills of reflection and practical tools for ethical thinking, reflection and analysis useful for our fields of teaching, research and student support To explore understanding of the 'every day' ethics generated by different kinds of research, much of which does not require ethical review To appreciate the ethical challenges posed by emerging kinds of research including technologically based research methodologies, ethical…

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How can Educators Inspire Authentic Online Engagement?

12th November @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Define “authenticity” in online engagement Discuss the benefits and challenges of instructor presence Appraise the value of a social and cognitive presence Assess the uses of appropriate technologies to meet learning outcomes Plan authentic activities to engage with performances of learning outcomes

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December 2019

Translation in Language Teaching: Rethinking the Role of Translation in Third-level Language Learning

9th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes To consider the plethora of concepts, terms and approaches related to translation in language teaching (TILT) and how these may be connected with the reconceptualization of translation in language pedagogy To develop teaching and learning pedagogies that employ audio visual translation to exploit the increasingly multilingual repertoires of students in order to foster their plurilinguistic competency and appreciation To consider ways in which we can develop translation pedagogies for third level language instruction that develop learners’ communicative and…

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Making the Most of Interprofessional Learning – A Professional Development Seminar for Academic and Clinical Staff

17th December

Learning Outcomes Identify the challenges associated with the Interprofessional Learning (IPL) development and facilitation for teachers and staff Engage in interprofessional thinking and planning for IPL academic institutions Reflect on the principles of IPL to develop students' interprofessional and clinical skills Practice new skills developed in IPL facilitation and assessment of/as/for learning Explore ways in which research can be conducted about how IPL education can impact on IPL practice

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January 2020

Digital Technology and Innovative Teaching and Testing Approaches

24th January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes To share digital knowledge and skills among teaching staff and discuss possibilities of using digital technologies in the teaching and learning environment To enhance the use of digital technology for innovative assessment practices To deepen our knowledge of corpus linguistics and get familiarised with new software tools used for analysing and visualising corpora To develop corpus based language teaching materials and testing To enhance understanding of how digital humanities is able to support the teaching and learning of…

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May 2020

Discussions on Successful Work Placement Processes – Sharing Innovative Strategies

1st May 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes 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 consider the challenges of…

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Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

7th May 2020

Learning outcomes: 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

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Anti-Racist Social Work Interventions in Post-Race Societies

25th May 2020

Learning Outcomes Informing a critical approach which encourages Practice Teachers' curiosity Exploring interactive teaching methods to challenge assumptions Incorporating this critical approach and curiosity into Social Work Practice and Teaching

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June 2020

Exploring I.T. Supports for Successful Work Placement Processes

12th June 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Identify technologies/software solutions used to support work placement and work based learning in Irish 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 technology to support work placement / work…

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

18th June 2020

Learning outcomes: 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, well being and success

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