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January 2019

Student orientation: How innovative practices can improve outcomes for incoming students

18th January

Learning Outcomes: How to measure Orientation outcomes effectively How technology may be used to effectively communicate and manage Orientation programmes How to use technology / VLEs in an innovative way to improve Orientation outcomes How to incorporate community engagement activities effectively into student Orientation How extended orientation programmes may be used to enhance the initial Orientation programme  

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Digital pathways into learning languages

18th January

Learning Outcomes: To highlight the need for a change in mindset at institutional policy level in the IoT sector To establish a Community of Practice among language experts across the IoT sector To explore the potential of digital learning platforms in overcoming curricular and timetabling obstacles To persuade language lecturers of the pedagogical benefits of harnessing new technologies To establish learning pathways into modern languages for students of diverse academic backgrounds  

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Evidencing teaching achievements effectively

23rd January

Learning Outcomes: To be able to identify and gather appropriate evidence for teaching achievements To appreciate your own key achievements in teaching and supporting learning, including recognising where you have exercised leadership To be able to present a teaching achievement effectively in a teaching portfolio  

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Are we ready? Making the shift from delivering the content to being facilitators of learning

25th January

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be enabled to: Appraise the reality of the learning contexts for students as they move from postprimary to third level Reflect on their role as HEI lecturers in making the shift from imparting content through lecture delivery to being facilitators of learning in a student-centered dynamic learning environment Contribute to a forum for the sharing of good practice by third level expert practitioners Engage with innovative technological tools that can be used in class to facilitate…

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The Visitor and Resident Framework as a tool for professional development

29th January

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be introduced to the concept of the Vistor and Resident (VanR) map Appreciate the ways that the VandR map can be employed as a professional development tool regarding digital literacy Develop familiarity with existing VandR resources that will enable them to engage in their own professional development and/or assist others.

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Towards digital literacy for language teaching and learning: Approaches and practices

29th January

Learning Outcomes Higher expertise amongst participants on the practical skills necessary for the successful implementation and integration of digital tools and resources The ability to access and work with training modules and templates to facilitate the integration of tools to work on language skills A repository of activities for the teaching and learning of languages based on the newly explored framework Increased synergies between language teaching strategies adopted at secondary and third levels Direct positive impact on participants’ teaching practices

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Street Law

31st January

Learning Outcomes Develop knowledge of Street Law as a teaching technique in university education Appreciate how Street Law empowers and engages students to become better learners and how it is an “assessment AS learning Understand the learner-centred teaching methods that are used in Street Law Gain a deeper understanding of their own thought processes and self-reflect on their teaching practice Be prepared to introduce Street Law, or similar discipline-specific, teaching methods into their own teaching

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February 2019

Aligning learning, teaching and assessment in the design of HE curricula

1st February

Learning Outcomes: Discuss different theoretical approaches to student assessment and feedback Apply these approaches to adopt an outcomes based approach to curriculum design Consider assessment strategies at modular and programmatic levels so that planning for assessment constructively aligns with both the module and programme learning outcomes Propose methods to ensure the assessment for, as and of learning is embedded in the process and procedures of curriculum and learning design Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please…

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Delivery of the Digital Badge in Postgraduate Research Supervision

7th February

Learning Outcomes: Identify key regulations and policies around the education of research postgraduates, and clarify roles and responsibilities of supervisors Apply regulations and policies in response to a number of case studies/scenarios Review video or paper resource and reflect on your own supervisory approach based on this Identify key actions from this learning for your own supervisory practice Eventbrite registration link will be added soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.  

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Evidence-based teaching

7th February

Learning Outcomes: Discuss critically the concept of evidence-based teaching and learning practices within their own professional context Plan a systematic search of the extant literature and available data within their professional context and disclipine area Critically appraise research evidence (literature and data) Describe appropriate evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies for use within their professional context Devise learning outcomes for an evidence-based practice module within their professional context, in line with the Professional Development Framework Eventbrite registration link will be…

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