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February 2022

Why the Humanities Matter

1st February

Learning Objectives To gain an understanding of the scholarly importance of the humanities in our world To enhance our appreciation of the public value of studying the humanities To investigate how we can increase engagement with the humanities as an academic discipline To discuss the value of research in the humanities

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ePortfolio: Enhancing Student Engagement through Reflective Writing

3rd February @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Learning Objectives Identify the challenges faced by students when they engage with ePortfolio writing Examine ways to support students in writing effective reflections on their learning and experience Critically assess some ‘case study’ examples of international best practice associated with writing reflectively for ePortfolio Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context, and discuss ways to enhance student engagement through reflective writing Speaker: Professor Kathleen Yancey Click here to register

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Mentoring through Head, Heart and Hands

4th February

Learning Objectives An understanding of mentoring as a two-way process of interaction between mentors and mentees Improved listening and communication skills for people engaging in mentoring spaces A broader framework for considering mentoring as both a resource and a guide for mentees

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Clinical Legal Education – Empowering Students to Explore the Law in Practice

4th February

Learning Objectives Interrogation of teaching approaches and impact on student learning Exploration of design and assessment approaches Exposition of student experience through dissemination of qualitative feedback Demonstrate application of Universal Design for Learning to embed accessible pedagogy Exhibit capacity for student contribution to civic engagement

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Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

4th February @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learning Objectives Obtain an overview on the use of MS OneNote for practical work and portfolios Establish sustainable workflows for managing student engagement, submission, and feedback of assessment Explore student perspectives of using MS OneNote Share best practice in assessment of practical and portfolio work

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Using a Digital Collaboration Platform to Enhance Social T&L Practices

9th February

Learning Objectives Evaluate the benefits of digital collaboration approaches in higher education Demonstrate awareness of the challenges involved in embedding a collaborative platform Synthesise an understanding of the potential of digital collaboration for teacher educators Apply these insights to one’s own professional education context

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Understanding and Managing Digital Wellbeing

15th February

Learning Objectives Learn about the concept of digital wellbeing Understand how digital technologies can impact on your wellbeing in the workplace Develop strategies to support your digital wellbeing in the workplace context

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I@H: Curriculum Review and Integrating Internationalised Learning Outcomes

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

Learning Objectives Identify opportunities for success for all ‘at home’ students through an internationalised curriculum Assess the challenges associated with the implementation of an internationalised curriculum for all ‘at home’ students Evaluate ways to internationalise the curriculum for all through on-going curriculum review processes Reflect on ways to write internationalised learning outcomes and discuss their impact on programme design Speaker: Professor Elspeth Jones Click here to register

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Using Virtual and Immersive Technologies

16th February

Learning Objectives Consider the benefits and potential of VR in education in enhancing learning, teaching, and overall digital capability Identify possible VR applications for their own teaching and learning Understand the resources and requirements needed for using VR in educational contexts Consider the enhancements to the interdisciplinary learning experience using virtual and immersive technologies

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Coaching and Coaching Approaches in Higher Education Settings

16th February @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives Understand how coaching is being and can be applied in higher education settings Understand how coaching approaches can be applied to promote student success Understand how coaching and mentoring can be leveraged to enhance HE learning environments for students

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