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November 2020

Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

6th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Elaborate on the meaning of feedback and distinguish between general feedback and feedback on assessment • Examine assessment strategies and consider how we can redesign assessments to provide opportunity for students to engage with and incorporate the feedback in subsequent assessments • Empower students as confident and competent evaluators of their own work by providing opportunities to incorporate feedback in subsequent assessment • Discuss the importance and types of feedback, including feedback dialogue • Recognize what students…

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Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November 2020

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as sole producer of academic knowledge • Prepare students to live, work and operate in diverse cultural environments • The relationship between equality and representation

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Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

12th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Discuss the importance of using reflective practices for work based learning and assessment • Conduct a workshop for students pre-placement and during placement on reflective processes and methods • Provide feedback for students on their reflections • Assess reflections for work based learning

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Engaging Effectively with Distance Education Students

17th November 2020

Learning Objectices • Identify opportunities to enhance the learning process through blended learning • Assess and critique various approaches to digital learning - Learn key strategies to engage effectively with distance students • Develop an understanding of the skills required to best embrace teaching and learning in a digital world • Apply the skills learned to teaching, thus enriching the learning experience for students *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Designing Assessment Strategies in Interprofessional Education

18th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Discuss the learning outcomes for interprofessional education • Describe the principles of assessment of/as/for learning in interprofessional education • Identify the challenges associated with designing assessments in interprofessional education • Consider different approaches to assessment in interprofessional education • Reflect on the application of different assessment strategies in interprofessional education in academic institutes and in practice education settings

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Where are all the Migrant Women in Higher Education?

20th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Engage effectively with migrant women and promote opportunities for them and their families to access Higher Education • Identify the key agencies and support services who support migrant women and their families in accessing Higher Education • Identify the crucial supports needed by migrant women and their families to integrate and succeed in higher education • Mitigate the systemic obstacles facing migrant women and their families in accessing, integrating and succeeding in higher education • Offer opportunities…

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Meeting Academic Professional Development Needs

27th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Map specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) areas that meet academics immediate needs and experiences • Explore the levels of personalisation of CPD that can be achieved • Identify professional development pathways preferred by academics • Align CPD provision with the Professional Development Framework

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Teaching and Learning Open Research in Higher Education

27th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Understand and be able to describe what open research is • Understand and be able to describe the role and importance of open research in higher education • Recognise approaches to incorporating open research into their teaching and research supervision • Understand how to incorporate approaches to teaching open research in their own practice

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December 2020

Building Resilience into Practice Education for Health Science Students

4th December 2020

Learning Objectives • Understand how high standards of practice education can be achieved using a blended approach in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore pedagogically-appropriate techniques to facilitate effective feedback and assessment between students and clinicians throughout practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore emotionally-literate approaches to addressing challenges in student behaviour and performance as part of practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Be able to implement approaches and techniques…

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Communities of Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for Educators

4th December 2020

Learning Objectives • Define the various types of communities of practice • Introduce some existing communities of practice and highlight best practice • Share the benefits and opportunities of communities of practice • Identify challenges and gaps in Ireland • Explore next steps with participants

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