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April 2022

Crossing Boundaries 2: Teaching for an Ethnically & Religiously Diverse Ireland

26th April @ 9:45 am - 3:30 pm

  Learning Objectives To explore how to bring minority and diverse voices into educational spaces in a safe, learning environment To inform professional practice about the diversity of religious beliefs in Ireland and support educators to engage in reflective practice as they address the needs of belief diverse learners Foster open, respectful dialogue, to create a safe space for people of diverse beliefs to engage with each other, etc. To present the most recent and innovative research and pedagogies underlying…

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OperationBrent: Navigating a Collaborative Online International Learning Project

27th April @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Objectives Share faculty learnings from the design and delivery of a COIL project Evaluate the development of global citizenship from the student’s perspective Illustrate how UDL was embedded into the shared approach Click here to register

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Amplifying the Upside to Academic Life

28th April @ 9:30 am - 12:45 pm

Learning Objectives Engage in interdisciplinary peer dialogue and cultivate a professional network that seeks to enhance teaching, learning and scholarship Clarify their values, interest, strengths and skills as they relate to teaching, learning and scholarship with an emphasis on strengths based learning Become aware and articulate the position of teaching and learning in the context of their early career professional development Develop a bespoke plan that identifies key short and long term goals relevant to teaching, learning and scholarship Click…

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From Surviving to Thriving – Negotiating the Post-Zoom Landscape

29th April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives To reflect on the language learning experience students have had since March 2020 To consider how best to use the teaching and learning experience gained since March 2020 To explore challenges facing staff and students as we return to onsite teaching, learning and assessment To discuss best practice in terms of a return to onsite assessment To share language learning strategies aimed at enhancing student success Click here to register

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Ensuring Academic Integrity in a Digital Universe

29th April @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning Objectives Demonstrate knowledge of the core concepts of online learning and be able to evaluate key concepts, assumptions and theories in blended learning approaches Describe the challenges of ensuring the integrity of students' submitted work Differentiate between the current tools that identify plagiarism Click here to register Event Organsers: Michael Bradford Keith Maycock    

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May 2022

Difficult Events, Different Narratives: Strategies and Capacity Building for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Contested Issues in Modern Languages, Communications and Journalism

4th May @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Learning Objectives Identify key issues that impact upon teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education when engaging with contested events and narratives in the fields of Modern Languages Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and Journalism Explore strategies used within and across disciplines towards the pursuit of best practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of contested events and narratives Establish the areas where further professional development is required and amendments to current practice could be implemented Experiment with teaching, learning and assessment…

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Enhancing Practice in Further Education: Contemporary Issues & Future Pathways

5th May
Marino

Learning Objectives On completing this workshop seminar FE teachers will have identified their current professional development needs through peer dialogue with the support of FE lecturers This workshop will give FE teachers from multiple disciplines an opportunity to reflect on and discuss the visionary document, Future FET: Transforming Learning The National Further Education and Training Strategy 2020-2024 (https://www.solas.ie/f/70398/x/64d0718c9e/solas_fet_strategy_web.pdf) and thereby discuss current opportunities and challenges in the FE sector FE teachers will be given the opportunity to critically reflect on…

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Re-Connect – An Intervention with Students on their Digital Habits

5th May @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives Identification of the key factors that influence students' use of the internet both positive and negative Investigation into the impact of the internet on the student experience of University and the impact on their educational experience and wellbeing To evaluate the effectiveness of the application of behaviour change principles on students’ internet behaviours and potentially on their educational experience and wellbeing as a result Evaluation of the merits and limitations of one intervention Click here to register

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Supporting the Student Journey from Classroom to Workplace

6th May @ 10:00 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives To develop a greater awareness of teaching and learning methods employed in placement preparation nationally To explore innovative practices in placement preparation To discuss good practice in supporting students’ placement preparation journey To consider challenges of digital engagement in placement preparation Click here to register

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Teaching and Research in the UK Higher Education Sector during the last 30 years

12th May

Learning Objectives Gain a professor’s view of people and processes, and how to work in HE as an early or midcareer academic Explore the set-up and development of an international research group within a teaching-led University and how research can complement teaching Develop an appreciation for the role that metrics (student satisfaction, research excellence framework (REF), teaching excellence framework, TEF) have played for better and for worse in UK HE Reflect on a professor’s experience of mentoring international students from…

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