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January 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 2

27th January @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor and placement mentor…

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February 2022

ePortfolio: Enhancing Student Engagement through Reflective Writing

3rd February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Learning Objectives Identify the challenges faced by students when they engage with ePortfolio writing Examine ways to support students in writing effective reflections on their learning and experience Critically assess some ‘case study’ examples of international best practice associated with writing reflectively for ePortfolio Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an Irish higher education context, and discuss ways to enhance student engagement through reflective writing Speaker: Professor Kathleen Yancey

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Mentoring through Head, Heart and Hands

4th February

Learning Objectives An understanding of mentoring as a two-way process of interaction between mentors and mentees Improved listening and communication skills for people engaging in mentoring spaces A broader framework for considering mentoring as both a resource and a guide for mentees

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Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

4th February

Learning Objectives Obtain an overview on the use of MS OneNote for practical work and portfolios Establish sustainable workflows for managing student engagement, submission, and feedback of assessment Explore student perspectives of using MS OneNote Share best practice in assessment of practical and portfolio work

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Clinical Legal Education – Empowering Students to Explore the Law in Practice

4th February

Learning Objectives Interrogation of teaching approaches and impact on student learning Exploration of design and assessment approaches Exposition of student experience through dissemination of qualitative feedback Demonstrate application of Universal Design for Learning to embed accessible pedagogy Exhibit capacity for student contribution to civic engagement

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I@H: Curriculum Review and Integrating Internationalised Learning Outcomes

15th February

Learning Objectives Identify opportunities for success for all ‘at home’ students through an internationalised curriculum Assess the challenges associated with the implementation of an internationalised curriculum for all ‘at home’ students Evaluate ways to internationalise the curriculum for all through on-going curriculum review processes Reflect on ways to write internationalised learning outcomes and discuss their impact on programme design Speaker: Professor Elspeth Jones

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Enhancing Teaching and Learning Using Virtual and Immersive Technologies

16th February

Learning Objectives Consider the benefits and potential of VR in education in enhancing learning, teaching, and overall digital capability Identify possible VR applications for their own teaching and learning Understand the resources and requirements needed for using VR in educational contexts Consider the enhancements to the interdisciplinary learning experience using virtual and immersive technologies

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Coaching and Coaching Approaches in Higher Education Settings

16th February @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives Understand how coaching is being and can be applied in higher education settings Understand how coaching approaches can be applied to promote student success Understand how coaching and mentoring can be leveraged to enhance HE learning environments for students

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User Experience (UX) Research & Design for Higher Education Workshop

22nd February

Learning Objectives Understand how UX can be applied to institutional contexts and within multiple areas of operations or expertise Appreciate the benefits of UX for user-centered approaches to service and space enhancement with user ‘voice’ represented in collated data Have UX research techniques that can be immediately applied to local units to text research methods Understand the iterative process that UX design provides for quick prototyping, testing and adaptions to facilitate ongoing user engagement Have the knowledge to discuss UX…

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Developing a Community of Practice – Student Partnership in Curriculum Design

24th February

Learning Objectives Consider the intended impact of student partnership in curriculum design Discuss potential barriers to engagement and ways to mitigate such barriers Reflect on methods to empower students as partners in a community of learning Identify models of partnership which align with key learning and teaching values and goals Develop plans to foster a culture of co-creation and partnership within a higher education institution

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