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January 2021

Communicating Scientific Research

28th January

Learning Objectives • Identify your own communication and presentation style • Develop a new strategy for discussing your research • Develop a new perspective about career prospects and options available to you • Recognise the need and benefits to science communication

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Scalable Assessment Strategies for Digital Contexts

28th January

Learning Objectives • Enable academic staff and those supporting teaching and learning to identify high-impact yet sustainable assessment strategies for use in a newly digital context of teaching and learning without increasing workload • Enable audience to appraise critically the value of open-book assessment in a context of (partially) digital delivery of teaching and learning • Develop attendee insight into principles and practices of effective open-book assessment

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Developing Engineering Competencies in Industry for Undergraduates

29th January

Learning Objectives • Developing “culturally fit” graduates matching national employability criteria (core technical engineering competencies and deep skills) • Structuring learning outcomes of industrially hosted modules to enable successful completion by the student, independent of the sector, and assessed in a manner, which is tailored to the needs of student outputs at an advanced level • Demonstration of best practise on the delivery of industrial hosted modules from execution, mentoring and assessment of same ensuring student success based on continuous…

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Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • Introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their applicability in a Higher Education context • Critically evaluate how Higher Education Institutes can advance and lead the implementation of the SDGs • Explore the synergies between existing sustainability initiatives e.g. Green Campus, Health Campus programmes, community engagement etc., and the SDGs • Explore opportunities to embed the SDGs across the curriculum and beyond

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February 2021

Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

5th February

Learning Objectives • Understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions • Learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a combined effort to address the issue of climate change in the teaching and learning of architecture, and to build a network of teachers interested in this topic • Understand the national…

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Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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Email as a Pedagogic Tool

12th February
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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Dr Ioanna Palaiologou: Teaching and Embedding Research in Early Childhood Education

12th February @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Outline why teaching research literacy skills throughout Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes is of significant benefit to ECE students • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills can be integrated into the design and learning of modules across ECE programmes • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills can be integrated into the assessment of modules

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

15th February @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context and discuss their impact on curriculum design With speakers Prof Jos Beelen, Professor of Global Learning, The Hague…

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Beyond Traditional Assessment: A Covid CreateAthon of EPortfolio Based Assessment

18th February

Learning Objectives • Understand the benefits that accrue to ePortfolio based assessment • Design valid, flexible, and authentic ePortfolio based activities • Share recommendations with colleagues and other members within their institution on the adoption and integration of ePortfolio into their curriculum

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