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March 2021

Interactive Online Oral Assessments

24th March

Learning Objectives • Understand what is, and what is not, an interactive online oral assessment • Explore examples of interactive online oral assessments • Design a scaffolded assessment strategy to include interactive online oral component • Discuss how this approach can promote academic integrity and industry-ready graduates • Reflect on how interactive orals can replace traditional exams

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WorldSkills Competitions – Enhancing Success in the Curriculum

24th March

Learning Objectives • Embedding competition in the curriculum to prepare students for the world of work • Creating the workplace in an educational setting for early success • Steering students towards personal achievement in careers from Apprenticeship to PhD

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Crossing Boundaries: Religions and Beliefs in Changing Times

31st March

Learning Objectives • Present international research on religion, education and ethnicity, particularly in the light of the Black Lives Matter movement • Explore religion and queerness in education and introduce new ways of interpreting religion that challenge hetero-/cisnormative conception of religious identity • Address the deficit in understanding about non-religious groups in Ireland (10% of the population in 2016) • Inform professional practice about the diversity of religious beliefs in Ireland and support educators to engage in reflective practice as…

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April 2021

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 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives • 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…

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Reflections on Blended Learning for Art and Design

15th April @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Peer to peer sharing of new models of practice for blended learning in Art and Design • Opportunity for sectoral networking to support future peer exchange • Point of reflection following a rapid period of change necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis • Focus on the core qualities of studio based learning and how these can be adapted into blended learning • Focus on the opportunities for new connectivity and flexibility presented by blended learning

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Using Course Design Intensives to Develop Coherent Active Blended Learning

20th April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Explore, apply and adapt the essential Course Design Intensives (CDI) method as an effective approach to engaging course teams with key stakeholders • Demonstrate knowledge of active and inclusive learning, and graduate capitals as a framework for employability

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Exploring IT Supports for Successful Work Placement Processes

23rd April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Identify technologies/software solutions used to support work placement and work based learning in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) • Investigate current good practice in HEIs regarding use of technologies to meet academic and institutional requirements, including; managing processes, compliance with regulations and engaging with employers • Explore the potential for use of technology to improve the student experience and student outcomes regarding work based learning / work placement • To evaluate and consider the challenges regarding using…

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Social Action Models of Teaching and Learning for Social Enterprise Development

23rd April @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives Explore the relationship between social enterprise and social change Identify and discuss implications for teaching and learning in different contexts Examine opportunities for social enterprise education

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Teaming Up for Student Success in the Undergraduate Dissertation

27th April @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Articulate one's own approach to undergraduate dissertation supervision as a teacher and/or as a researcher • Describe the advantages and disadvantages of different models Identify ways in which a team approach can be applied to one's own supervision activities • Devise an action plan to implement this team approach in an online/remote/blended context

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Developing the Concept of “Good” Teaching

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

Learning Objectives • Explore the perceptions of new teaching academics on student engagement • Examine the concepts of ‘good teaching’ in light of the student voice • Discuss the variety of approaches that can enable increased student engagement • Evaluate the approaches that can be applied to improve the efficacy of your teaching practice *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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