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May 2021

Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

20th May
University College Cork United States

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
University College Cork United States

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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Cohort-based PhD Programmes in Ireland: Reflections, Learnings, and the Future

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

Learning Objectives • Understand the unique characteristics of cohort-based PhD programmes • Implement best-practice in cohort-based PhD training • Contribute to the design of cohort-based PhD programmes • Add to the conversation around student success in cohort-based PhD learning

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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 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
University College Cork United States

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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October 2021

Models of Engaged Learning and Thinking (MELT)

1st October @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives Clarify and state the central purpose for learning and teaching Have a heightened awareness of factors that engage students in learning Collaboratively create their own model of engaged learning and teaching Critically analyse the MELT

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Engaging Students through Student-Staff Partnership

14th October @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Objectives Consider the nature and values of student-staff partnerships Examine case studies of student-staff partnerships in learning & teaching Identify opportunities for potential student-staff partnership

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UCD LEAP: Engagement Monitoring & Remote Support Delivery in Online Environments

27th October @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Learning Objectives Increase understanding of available domains where engagement insights can be made in an online environment Increase understanding of how the above differ from traditional insights available from face-to-face interactions Increase understanding of how to design VLE environments in a way which enables engagement Increase understanding of how to pull actionable data out of the VLE and apply it in a manner which facilitates support interventions

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November 2021

Strategies for Promoting Student Self Efficacy in Higher Education

3rd November @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives Participants will acquire an understanding of definitions/theories pertaining to student self-efficacy in the context of higher education Participants will gain knowledge of the literature/key studies pertaining to student self-efficacy Participants will learn how to apply pedagogical approaches and other strategies to foster student self-efficacy to enhance the teaching and learning experience Participants will discuss the challenges, opportunities and benefits associated with the fostering of self-efficacy Participants will explore how student self-efficacy can be developed in partnership with students

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The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 1

4th November @ 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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