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January 2021

Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • Introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their applicability in a Higher Education context • Critically evaluate how Higher Education Institutes can advance and lead the implementation of the SDGs • Explore the synergies between existing sustainability initiatives e.g. Green Campus, Health Campus programmes, community engagement etc., and the SDGs • Explore opportunities to embed the SDGs across the curriculum and beyond

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February 2021

Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

5th February

Learning Objectives • Understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions • Learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a combined effort to address the issue of climate change in the teaching and learning of architecture, and to build a network of teachers interested in this topic • Understand the national…

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Dr Ioanna Palaiologou: Teaching and Embedding Research in Early Childhood Education

12th February @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Learning Objectives • Outline why teaching research literacy skills throughout Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes is of significant benefit to ECE students • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills can be integrated into the design and learning of modules across ECE programmes • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills can be integrated into the assessment of modules

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Teaching the SDGs to Student Engineers Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

18th February

Learning Objectives • Explain the importance of integrating the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) into their teaching activities for engineering students • Identify challenges and barriers that can undermine integration of SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering students • Enhance interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary thinking and the benefits it offers students • Develop the interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary learning and collaborative ability of engineering students • Reflect on how they might integrate the SDGs into their teaching activities for engineering…

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Global and Environmental Education in Professional Education

26th February

Learning Objectives • To understand how educators approach the issue of global and environmental education in their teaching on professional courses • To explore how global environmental issues can be introduced more effectively and comprehensively to the curricula of professional training programmes (particularly Social Work, Youth Work & Community Development, and • Nursing/Midwifery)To establish a network of professional educators with an interest in global and environmental education issues.

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March 2021

Understanding Universal Design for Learning

2nd March

Learning Objectives • Participants will learn what Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is all about, especially as newly revised for higher education (CAST, 2014) • Participants will discover how to implement UDL in the design of their course and service interactions, creating spaces for best teaching and support practices to take place, in the classroom and beyond - Participants will learn how to determine where to start with UDL in the design and application of their course interactions by a)…

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Supporting Academic Writing Among Postgraduate Research Students

3rd March

Learning Objectives • Evaluate the role of the thesis supervisor in supporting postgraduate research students to develop academic writing skills • Reflect on insights from the growing literature on effective feedback in higher education and explore their relevance for supervisory feedback with postgraduate research students • Appraise and employ a digital system based upon deliberate practice to foster critical analytical writing among postgraduate research students

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Students as Partners in Assessment

11th March

Learning Objectives • Describe and understand the concept of student partnership • Identify approaches and strategies to foster student partnership when it comes to assessment • Analyse student perspectives and issues in the context of student partnership • Plan and implement practical steps to begin fostering student partnership in assessment

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Going all Online – Teaching Practice, Learning Design and Assessment

18th March

Learning Objectives • Discussion of challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning • Design of feedback and assessment tools in a virtual environment • Demonstration of best practice in mathematics/machine learning • Professional development of teaching staff

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April 2021

Course Design Intensives in Reimagining the Curriculum

20th April

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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