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March 2019

Professional development on teaching international students through a language other than their mother tongue in a higher education context

29th March

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have a deeper awareness and understanding of the challenges facing international students and all learners studying through a language other than their mother tongue Participants will have strategies which they can implement in designing and delivering courses which will support learning through a language other than the mother tongue Participants will have a deeper awareness of theories and principles of language learning in the context of curriculum design Eventbrite link for registration will be available soon,…

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April 2019

Mentoring as a pedagogical approach in early childhood education and care

6th April

Learning Outcomes: Situate the role of mentoring in ECEC degrees Share good practice in training mentors Explore the role of technology in supporting mentoring Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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Mental health in higher education: Personal wellbeing for professional development

25th April

Learning Outcomes: After the conference, attendees should be able to: Describe the issues relating to mental health in HE Identify the importance of personal wellbeing in HE Discuss the representation of personal wellbeing in Domain 1 of the National Forum’s Professional Framework Develop procedures that safeguard staff mental health in HE Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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The case for problem-based learning in the behavioural and social sciences

26th April @ 1:30 pm - 3:35 pm

Learning Outcomes: Compare and contrast different approaches to problem-based learning in the behavioural social sciences across a number of higher education institutions in Europe Evaluate some of the opportunities and challenges of implementing problem based learning in the behavioural and social sciences Discuss ideas for implementing innovative teaching approaches (including problem based learning) with colleagues from different disciplines, different institutions, and different countries Prepare brief action plan for how to incorporate new knowledge gained in this workshop into current teaching…

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May 2019

Peer coaching for the improvement of teaching and learning

1st May

Learning Outcomes: Participants will: Deepen their understanding of the nature of peer coaching Gain a heightened awareness of their capacity to listen with unconditional positive regard Increase their knowledge and expertise in the use of questioning to raise awareness Develop their skills in offering impactful feedback Construct an action plan to utilise the workshop content to improve their own communication skills so they can better support their peers Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact…

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Developing peer mentoring skills to enhance CPD in teaching and learning and better enable learning communities

16th May
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Learning Outcomes: Deepen their understanding of the nature of peer coaching and its benefits to enhancing CPD impact and development of Learning Communities Deepen their understanding of the nature of peer coaching and its benefits to enhancing CPD impact and development of Learning Communities Increase their knowledge and expertise in the use of questioning to raise awareness Develop their skills in offering impactful feedback Construct an action plan to utilise the workshop content to improve their own communication skills so…

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Delivery of the Digital Badge in Postgraduate Research Supervision

22nd May - 3rd September

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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Evolving identities: Collaboration to enhance student success.

23rd May

Learning Outcomes: Understand how working on cross disciplinary collaborative initiatives builds capacity and contributes to student success Learn how collaborative and reciprocal learning takes place between academic and professional staff and students Identify and create opportunities for cross disciplinary, collaborative projects Eventbrite registration link will be available soon, in the interim please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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June 2019

The Impact and Experiences of Delivering a Programme using Team – Based Learning (TBL)

4th June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Explain the essential elements of a TBL unit Discuss your experience of TBL as a participant Explain how TBL can be used as a driver for change in the assessment culture in higher education Describe some of the benefits and challenges of using TBL particularly across an academic programme Reflect on how TBL could be used in your own educational programmes

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Evidence-based teaching

17th June

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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