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October 2021

Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Online Conference

1st October

The National Forum is delighted to support the Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Conference, to be hosted online on 01 October by Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology. This is the fourth in a series of SURE Conferences. Students from throughout Ireland who are completing their final year project in a science discipline in 2020-21 are invited to submit their undergraduate research work to this conference. The aims of the SURE conference…

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Teaching Critical Thinking through Literature

1st October

Learning Objectives To share the pedagogical potential of modern literature to facilitate critical thinking and critical consciousness in third level education To stem the growing tide of 'aliteracy' and engage students in reading To foster a curriculum of consciousness using literature as a too  

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Fundamentals of Postgraduate Research Supervision

7th October

Learning Objectives Demonstrate a critical understanding of regulatory frameworks associated with research and development Select concepts and models of supervision pedagogy and identify new and emergent issues in research supervision within, disciplinary, institutional, national and international contexts Critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and competencies developed in this workshop and identify the implications for teaching practice In the context of a dynamic relationship between supervisor and student, critically assess the continuing and developing needs of research students Understand the role…

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Mapping a Social Economy Eco-system – The HEI perspective

7th October @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Understand the principles of building a sustainable Social Economy eco-system • Comprehend the benefits and challenges of building an Social Economy eco-system • Enhanced awareness of Social Economy eco-system educational tools • Understand the Social Economy Canvas as an educational/ active learning tool • Capacity to map a Social Economy Canvas

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Engaging Students through Student-Staff Partnership

14th October

Learning Objectives Consider the nature and values of student-staff partnerships Examine case studies of student-staff partnerships in learning & teaching Identify opportunities for potential student-staff partnership

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Virtual Learning Agreements and their use in Blended Learning Models of Delivery

21st October

Learning Objectives Developing and applying virtual learning agreements Exploring issues that directly affect student engagement in a mixed model of online and in person delivery Apply appropriate teaching and learning techniques to enhance student engagement and participation

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November 2021

Creating Haptic, Material and Equitable Online Learning in the Visual Arts

4th November

Learning Objectives Gaining a toolkit of pedagogical strategies for delivering meaningful online delivery in the Visual Arts Understand ethical and equality concerns arising from provision of Visual Arts Education online How can embodied learning and embodied teaching be delivered online and how can tacit knowledge be captured or recognised in the online environment? How can we advocate for the specific need for Fine Art education to be delivered on campus and resist neoliberal and capitalist impulse to remove space in…

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December 2021

Joining the (disjointed) dots: Student Success in Language Learning in Ireland

8th December

Learning Objectives To foster an open, cross-sectoral dialogue about language learning To define student success in foreign language teaching and learning in each sector To consider how HE can support a path towards future cross-sectoral engagement in the area of foreign language learning

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ePortfolio Implementation: The Impact for Students, from Reflection to Ownership

14th December

Learning Objectives Understand how student are using ePortfolios in higher education Recognise the issues that student experience when using ePortfolios and evaluate the importance of student and staff support structures Participants will learn about the use cases for ePortfolio implementation across different disciplines Explore assessment strategies and the collaborative approach used with ePortfolios Explore the trends with regards the reflection, ownership, and portable information technology skills among students

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January 2022

Engagement and Participation Techniques in the Blended Model of Online Learning

13th January 2022

Learning Objectices • Demonstrate efficiency in using virtual learning agreements • Understand the importance of Visuals in the learners journey • Develop and manage informal online learning communities

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