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April 2021

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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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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May 2021

Enhancing Student Engagement in Language Learning: Shared Perspectives

Learning Objectives • Identify student and employer perspectives on language proficiency • Analyse the findings of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) research projects in relation to possibilities for future development • Examine student engagement with languages within contemporary culture • Ascertain pathways forward for linking the language teaching community in WIT with language and career guidance teachers and industry partners in the South-East region and beyond

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The Self in the Professional Development Framework

Learning Objectives • Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach • Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life • Discuss and debate the Self in Professional Development and the approaches we can use to discover Self (values exploration, reflection on learning and philosophy statements) • Guidance on creation of Library and Teaching…

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Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

20th May

Learning Objectives • Understand brain development in the context of current undergraduate students in higher education settings • Consider the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to student learning and life • Identify practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through consideration of developmentally appropriate scaffolding in curriculum design, learning, teaching and assessment and student support services *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Discussions on Successful Work Placement Processes – Sharing Innovative Strategies

21st May @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • To identify the structures and scaffolds available across central units and academic departments to support students in securing internships or work placements • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working across central units and with academic departments to support students on an internship/placement • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working with external partners such as employers or professional bodies on internship or placement initiatives with students • To evaluate and…

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June 2021

Successful Transitions to Employment for Nursing Students who have a Disability

10th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the importance of maintaining mental wellbeing while studying to be a nurse or midwife • Provide flexibility in accommodating students on work placements - the ‘what’ versus ‘how’ • Understand that students learn in different ways through the application of the principles of universal design • Enable students who disclose their disability to successfully transition to employment and reach their full potential as a nurse or midwife

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Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

17th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the role of occupational therapists in higher education settings • Understand the Healthy Campus Charter • Understand the tiered public health occupational therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, wellbeing and success *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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