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November 2019

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

8th November 2019 @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 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 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

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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February 2021

Global and Environmental Education in Professional Education

26th February

Learning Objectives • To understand how educators approach the issue of global and environmental education in their teaching on professional courses • To explore how global environmental issues can be introduced more effectively and comprehensively to the curricula of professional training programmes (particularly Social Work, Youth Work & Community Development, and • Nursing/Midwifery)To establish a network of professional educators with an interest in global and environmental education issues.

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March 2021

Anti-racist social work: From “post-race” to decolonial perspectives

2nd March

Learning Objectives • 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 *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Online Assessment in Health Professions Education: Opportunities and Challenges

4th March @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Critically reflect on key opportunities and challenges of online assessment from the perspectives of teachers and learners • Select potentially suitable methods of online assessment for a range of situations in Health Professions Education (HPE) • Consider the potential of novel methods of online assessment in HPE • Appreciate the implications of online assessment for student learning • Explore ways to critically evaluate and conduct research in online assessment

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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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