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November 2020

Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November

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

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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Designing Assessment Strategies in Interprofessional Education

18th November

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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Teaching and Learning Open Research in Higher Education

27th November

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

Competency-Based Assessment in Nutrition

Learning Objectives • Critically discuss the use of competency based assessment in nutrition and nutrition-related courses • Analyse the findings of the nationwide survey on competency based assessment • Reflect and implement learnings from competency-based assessment in Dietetic-based programmes

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January 2021

The Self in the Professional Development Framework

4th January 2021

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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Pedagogy as a Health Intervention

13th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Foster interdisciplinary collaborative engagement and enquiry regarding the role of schools in affecting health behavioural change • Identify and consolidate good health promoting practices across subject disciplines • Investigate pedagogical approaches which address sustainable health behaviours in adolescents • Explore interventions that can provide cognitive, affective and behavioural learning opportunities • Develop a network of stakeholders, university and teacher-researchers focused on the encouragement and establishment of positive health choices, self-efficacy and resilience in adolescents

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Telecollaboration – Creating International Bridges in Socially Distanced Times

14th January 2021
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland

Learning Objectives • Share knowledge about Telecollaboration • Explore the potential of virtual exchange for Irish HEIs • Discuss how telecollaboration might lead to 'internationalisation at home'

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The Impact of COVID19 on the Learning and Teaching of Human Anatomy in Ireland

15th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Developed an understanding of how Covid-19 has negatively impacted student learning and the teaching of anatomy in Ireland • See how individual institutions in Ireland have responded to these challenge of Covid-19 to continue anatomy education • Build an awareness of the pedagogical approaches and frameworks that can be used to support the learning and teaching of anatomy in virtual learning environments • Understand how the challenges of Covid-19 have created new opportunities for teaching and learning…

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Exploring Ethical Concerns in Electronic and IT Engineering Education

18th January 2021

Learning Objectives • Gain industry perspective on ethical issues arising in practice in the IT and electronic engineering sector • Align instructional strategies in IT and electronic engineering education with the realities encountered in professional practice • Share examples of best practice in the inclusion of ethical concerns related to privacy and security in the curriculum of IT and electronic engineering programmes • Develop new teaching instruments and initiatives incorporating ethical concerns for IT and electronic engineering education • Foster…

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