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April 2021

Using Course Design Intensives to Develop Coherent Active Blended Learning

20th April @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Explore, apply and adapt the essential Course Design Intensives (CDI) method as an effective approach to engaging course teams with key stakeholders • Demonstrate knowledge of active and inclusive learning, and graduate capitals as a framework for employability

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Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • Discuss what Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning • Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning • Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning • Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed in HEIs to promote research in teaching and learning *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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May 2021

Design in Health – An Emerging Discipline?

12th May

Learning Objectives • Appreciate the role of design-based approaches in enhancing health professions education • Describe approaches that used to include design-based approaches in health professions education • Evaluate the benefits and challenges of developing design-based modules/programmes in health professions education • Discuss the epistemological and pedagogical considerations relevant to design in healthcare • Identify how to select appropriate teaching and learning approaches for design in healthcare and evaluate their impact *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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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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Self-study in Action: Responding to the Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Framework

26th May

Learning Objectives • To support and generate evidence-based approaches to teaching and learning in teacher education that are a) informed by feedback, participation and involvement from various stakeholders, b) implemented using a “students as partners” approach and c) facilitated through peer-led discussions of self-study methodologies with a focus on data sources • To provide a platform and workshop approach to the dissemination of the scholarship of teaching and learning within teacher education through self-study researcher sharing • To explicitly and…

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Climbing the UDL ladder: Building a Culture of Inclusion in Higher Education

26th May @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

This CUA Universal Design for Learning (UDL) conference will investigate a myriad of approaches to UDL through an exploration of shared best inclusive practice. Through creating an awareness of a cross-campus approach to implementing a culture of inclusion and diversity, the Institute of Technology Sligo (IT Sligo) has made significant strides in climbing the UDL ladder to bring this vision to reality. The teaching and learning framework that is UDL has guided this transition to provide for a high-quality educational…

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June 2021

Múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal

9th June @ 10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Iniúchadh a dhéanamh ar mhódhanna múinte na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal • Anailís a dhéanamh ar na modhanna is oiriúnaí do scileanna éagsúla teanga (labhairt, éisteacht, léamh agus scríobh) • Deis a thabhairt do na rannpháiritithe machnamh a dhéanamh ar a dtaithí agus ar a straitéisí féin • Nasc a dhéanamh idir múineadh na Gaeilge ar an tríú leibhéal agus an Fráma Tagartha Comónta Eorpach do Theangacha *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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The CEFR in Language Teaching

10th June @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Consider the benefits of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages in language teaching and learning • Assess the potential and the benefits of the CEFR in teaching languages • Reflect on the lecturer's/teacher's own language teaching practices in light of the CEFR • Share good practice and experience in using the CEFR in teaching and learning • Explore the benefits of the CEFR in student engagement *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National…

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Accomplishing Change in Teaching and Learning Regimes

Learning Objectives • To facilitate participants’ understandings of their own contexts of teaching and learning as a nexus of practices situated in a teaching and learning regime • To enhance participants’ skills as change agents by developing their practice sensibilities • To configure enhancement aspirations into a realistic appreciation of effective implementation processes, particularly in the areas of student engagement and blended/online teaching and learning processes • To take into account the significance of disciplinary context in relation to the…

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Exploring the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy in Inspiring Education Practice and Student Engagement – Educator and Student Perspectives

15th June

Learning Objectives • Appraise a variety of ways in which contemplative pedagogy can be introduced into the classroom to initiate and sustain enquiry, promote creative and engaged student learning and the exploration of interiority and nurturing wholeness to foster a sense of student wellbeing • Engage with contemplative methods and explore possible practical applications within subject areas • Differentiate between current pedagogy and the potential of contemplative pedagogy in Higher Education from the educator’s perspective • Appreciate the role of…

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