Trauma Informed Education in HEI’s: Passing Craze or Best Practice?

Trauma Informed Education (TIE) has long been encouraged in primary and secondary school settings. How might we apply the precepts of TIE in a third level context? Do 'content warnings' infringe upon academic freedom? What responsibilities reside in the lecture halls when covering possible sensitive/unsettling content? For the Lecturer? For the students? Dr. Catriona O'Toole…

Transform EDU Week Event 2 – Education for Citizenship and Community Engagement

Our key note presentation will focus on the role of Higher Education in developing society though engagement with civic society (third sector). A key function of Technological Universities is to serve the community and public interest by (i) developing strong social and cultural links with the community in the region in which its campuses are…

Transform EDU Week Event 3 – Mental Wellbeing and Emotional Skills Development for the Workplace

Mental health and emotional intelligence are integral to graduate employability and career success. In this webinar, we highlight the importance of social and emotional competencies and showcase Transform EDU's co-curricular approaches to their development in a series of workshops for final year students. The tailored workshops in Socio-Emotional Skills for Work (SES4Work) aimed at fostering…

Developing UDL Professional Learning Communities

This session will address the question, 'What makes an effective and collaborative community of UDL researchers and practitioners.' The session will draw on the experiences of the international collaboratory INCLUDE and it will also draw on learning from the Learning by Design research group at the University of Worcester. The session will explore how such…

Transform EDU Week Event 4: Contract Cheating – Valuing Teaching, Learning and Education

Contract cheating represents a challenge to the academic integrity of the educational system. Although one single solution to contract cheating does not exist, the importance of an educative approach is recognised to ensure that students benefit from the learning opportunities offered to them. This lead presentation for the Transform-EDU Project held during Valuing Ireland's Teaching…

Transform EDU Week Event 5: Developing Sustainability Literate Graduates – Adapting the UN Sulitest to Classroom and Aligning the Curriculum to the SDGs

Universities have been mandated under SDG 4.7.1 to develop sustainability literature graduates. By sustainability literacy, we refer to the knowledge, skills, and mindsets that help compel an individual to become deeply committed to building a sustainable future (Décamps, 2017). In this webinar we explore the transformative nature of education for sustainability and underpinning reflective pedagogy.…

Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

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

Leadership for strategic change and development in Teaching & Learning in European Universities

Online

The Irish Universities Association is pleased to offer an online policy dialogue workshop which will focus of the issue of leadership for strategic change and development in teaching and learning in European universities. This event is organised in the framework of the EUA-led project “Leadership and Organisation for Learning and Teaching at European Universities” (LOTUS)…

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

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…

Supporting the Student Journey from Classroom to Workplace

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