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November 2019

Learning Analytics and the Possibilities to Enhance Learning

15th November

Learning Outcomes: Develop a broad understanding of Learning Analytics and its relevance across all levels of an educational institution Learn how to think about data in relation to enhancing student success Learn how to get started by exploring Learning Management System analytics Develop the ability to use Learning Analytics to create a holistic feedback cycle for students  

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The Impact of Students’ Engagement with Digital Platforms on Learning

20th November @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Understand the many ways technology is impacting students in higher education Recognise the symptoms of online addiction and cyberbullying Participants will learn about the various supports available for students dealing with online addiction and how lecturers can make interventions Develop teaching strategies to negate reduced attention spans, the fear of missing out (FoMo) and digital distractions in the classroom Record and publish a podcast on the day’s learnings with the speaker and participants as a method of reflective…

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Thinking and Learning Across Disciplines in Doctoral Education

22nd November @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Participants will have an opportunity to meet and create networked relationships across the disciplines amongst existing and aspiring doctoral educators Participants will appraise the key considerations and challenges when developing doctoral programmes that enable students to think beyond their own discipline Participants will evaluate key trends and developments in creating opportunities for students to communicate across traditional disciplinary divides Participants will be able to assess and critique different approaches to the development of new and different skills and…

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Equality and Diversity: Developing Inclusive Pedagogical Spaces

26th November @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Exploration of faculty understanding of diversity and intersectionality within the student cohort Reflection on personal, professional and collective lenses through which we view diversity within the student population Critically review normalised pedagogical practices Identification of changes in teaching, learning and assessment practices which might enhance the learning experience for all our students Scope out the potential development of a self study group to engage in collaborative research aimed at ongoing development/refinement of inclusive practice

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Religions and Beliefs in Changing Times (RBCT): Responses to Religious Belief Diversity in Educational Settings in the Republic of Ireland

27th November @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Learn how to use innovative methodologies and new approaches, e.g. belief circles, to explore personal beliefs (philosophical, secular, religious, spiritual, financial and political) Explore how to bring “beliefs” into educational spaces in a safe, learning environment whereby students are not humiliated, marginalised or excluded by expressing their beliefs Engage with the discomfort or reluctance that sometimes arises when addressing questions about a range of beliefs and values, particularly in classrooms Inform professional practice and gain insight on how…

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Engaging Students in Partnership with Staff in Learning and Teaching

28th November

Learning Outcomes: Examine the potential benefits of the Students as Partners approach to enhance the learning experience Explore the challenges of whole cohort involvement as students as partners Discuss the variety of levels of student participation in curriculum design Evaluate the participation matrix of student participation and its applicability in delegate programmes

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Developing Digital Graduate Attributes Within, Across and Beyond the Curriculum

29th November @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Share conceptions and experiences of embedding digital graduate attributes within, across and beyond the curriculum Explore the Digital Creative Attributes Framework (DCAF) development and implementation experience at UAL Investigate the DCAF toolkit for staff and students and reflect on how it might inform institutional practices Identify opportunities for the development of personal practice and develop a brief action plan

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December 2019

Translation in Language Teaching: Rethinking the Role of Translation in Third-level Language Learning

9th December @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes To consider the plethora of concepts, terms and approaches related to translation in language teaching (TILT) and how these may be connected with the reconceptualization of translation in language pedagogy To develop teaching and learning pedagogies that employ audio visual translation to exploit the increasingly multilingual repertoires of students in order to foster their plurilinguistic competency and appreciation To consider ways in which we can develop translation pedagogies for third level language instruction that develop learners’ communicative and…

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Enhancing Student Engagement: Implementing Active Learning Strategies

10th December @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Develop and produce a personal definition of Active Learning Hand pick a selection of Active Learning Strategies to utilize in your own Practice Produce an action plan for implementing at least one Active Learning Strategy for one of your own subjects/topics or lesson Construct a clear path to achieving the learning outcomes for your selected subject/topic or lesson using your chosen Active Learning Strategy Outline a method of evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of your Active Learning Strategy for achieving…

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Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

10th December @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice

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