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March 2020

Design in Health – An Emerging Discipline?

3rd March @ 10:00 am
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Dublin, Dublin Ireland

Learning Outcomes Appreciate the role of design based approaches in enhancing health professions education Describe approaches that used to include design based approaches in health professions education Evaluate the benefits and challenges of developing design based modules/programmes in health professions education Discuss the epistemological and pedagogical considerations relevant to design in healthcare Identify how to select appropriate teaching and learning approaches for design in healthcare and evaluate their impact

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Free Resources for Courses

4th March

Learning Outcomes Look at how Open Educational Resources (OER) can work for higher education Explain the use of Creative Commons Licenses and how they work Understand and relate to how OER resources are created and maintained for wider reuse Understand how OER can create a suite of degree programmes to enable more people access to education for life and in an economic and efficient manner

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The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Technology-Enhanced Assessment

5th March @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Express an understanding of technology enhanced assessment Critically identify reasons for utilising technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Illustrate practical steps for embedding technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Develop digital rubrics and marking schemes for use in a virtual learning environment

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Developing Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education

6th March @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Reflect on own cultural identity and intercultural awareness Recognise the impact of culture on learning and assessment Examine relevant concepts and issues related to designing culturally responsive assessment e.g. multicultural validity, construct validity, intercultural education Explore and evaluate a range of culturally responsive approaches to assessment Identify opportunities to support the development of culturally responsive assessment in own disciplinary and institutional contexts

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

13th March @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Enabling those attending to 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 Enabling those attending to 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…

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Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

13th March @ 11:30 am

Learning Outcomes Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed Become aware of the requirements for effective data collection to allow real time dashboarding of student data Transform student engagement data into descriptive statistics to explore student behaviour for optimisation of course design Provide feedback mechanisms to students on their learning interactions and progress that empowers students to improve their likelihood of success Use data analytics tools which would enable and…

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

14th March @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Outcomes: Consider fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom Debate and question what lies at the heart of teachers’ and educational leaders’ values and ethos and how this informs their professional practice Reflect on how teachers and educational leaders could enhance their teaching…

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Diverse Learning Environments: Creating a Campus Climate for Student Success

31st March @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Identify the different perspectives about student success how it is viewed by students and universities Reflect on the needs of diverse undergraduate student cohorts and how they are currently supported Consider the elements /dimensions of campus climate that contribute to and inhibit success in an diverse learning environment Develop strategies to promote campus climate that will enhance student success for all learners

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April 2020

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2nd April @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Discuss what HEIs can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed in HEIs to promote research in teaching and learning

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How the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education in Ireland can Inform Continuing Professional Development for Library Staff

7th April @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate a greater awareness of the Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education Develop a clear understanding of the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff and the varying approaches to CPD Consider practical steps on using the framework facilitating a reconsideration of library practice and CPD Garner insight into key learning from the L2L project, including how to use resources created from this project Share experience from the L2L project including…

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