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May 2021

Climbing the UDL ladder: Building a Culture of Inclusion in Higher Education

26th May @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This CUA Universal Design for Learning (UDL) conference will investigate a myriad of approaches to UDL through an exploration of shared best inclusive practice. Through creating an awareness of a cross-campus approach to implementing a culture of inclusion and diversity, the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) has made significant strides in climbing the UDL ladder to bring this vision to reality. The teaching and learning framework that is UDL has guided this transition to provide for a high-quality educational…

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June 2021

Demystifying research writing

3rd June @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives At the end of this session, students will be able to:  Reflect upon ways of developing complex, conceptual, critical, clever and confident research writing Identify the characteristics of confident, critical writing Apply strategies for refining their writing

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Múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal

9th June @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Iniúchadh a dhéanamh ar mhódhanna múinte na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal • Anailís a dhéanamh ar na modhanna is oiriúnaí do scileanna éagsúla teanga (labhairt, éisteacht, léamh agus scríobh) • Deis a thabhairt do na rannpháiritithe machnamh a dhéanamh ar a dtaithí agus ar a straitéisí féin • Nasc a dhéanamh idir múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal agus an Fráma Tagartha Comónta Eorpach do Theangacha *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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Successful Transitions to Employment for Nursing Students who have a Disability

10th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing while studying to be a nurse or midwife • Provide flexibility in accommodating students on work placements - the ‘what’ versus ‘how’ • Understand that students learn in different ways through the application of the principles of universal design • Enable students who disclose their disability to successfully transition to employment and reach their full potential as a nurse or midwife

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The CEFR in Language Teaching

10th June @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Consider the benefits of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages in language teaching and learning • Assess the potential and the benefits of the CEFR in teaching languages • Reflect on the lecturer's/teacher's own language teaching practices in light of the CEFR • Share good practice and experience in using the CEFR in teaching and learning • Explore the benefits of the CEFR in student engagement *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National…

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Accomplishing Change in Teaching and Learning Regimes

Learning Objectives • To facilitate participants’ understandings of their own contexts of teaching and learning as a nexus of practices situated in a teaching and learning regime • To enhance participants’ skills as change agents by developing their practice sensibilities • To configure enhancement aspirations into a realistic appreciation of effective implementation processes, particularly in the areas of student engagement and blended/online teaching and learning processes • To take into account the significance of disciplinary context in relation to the…

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Exploring the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy in Inspiring Education Practice and Student Engagement – Educator and Student Perspectives

15th June

Learning Objectives • Appraise a variety of ways in which contemplative pedagogy can be introduced into the classroom to initiate and sustain enquiry, promote creative and engaged student learning and the exploration of interiority and nurturing wholeness to foster a sense of student wellbeing • Engage with contemplative methods and explore possible practical applications within subject areas • Differentiate between current pedagogy and the potential of contemplative pedagogy in Higher Education from the educator’s perspective • Appreciate the role of…

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Cohort-based PhD Programmes in Ireland: Reflections, Learnings, and the Future

15th June @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Understand the unique characteristics of cohort-based PhD programmes • Implement best-practice in cohort-based PhD training • Contribute to the design of cohort-based PhD programmes • Add to the conversation around student success in cohort-based PhD learning

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Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

17th June @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University College Cork United States

Learning Objectives • Understand the role of occupational therapists in higher education settings • Understand the Healthy Campus Charter • Understand the tiered public health occupational therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, wellbeing and success *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Re-imagining Impact as Evidencing Value in Teaching and Learning

22nd June @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives Discuss the value of developmental activities within the wider context Conduct a benefit/loss analysis of the activities Identify both intended and unintended consequences of educational and/or professional development Plan for future developments to increase value and recognition of educational development

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