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February 2021

Teaching the SDGs to Student Engineers Through Multidisciplinary Collaboration

18th February 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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 2021

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

22nd April 2021

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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Difficult Events, Different Narratives: Strategies and Capacity Building for Teaching, Learning and Assessing Contested Issues in Modern Languages, Applied Linguistics and Journalism

22nd April 2021

Learning Objectives • Identify key issues that impact upon teaching, learning and assessment in Higher Education when engaging with contested events and narratives in the fields of Modern Languages Applied Linguistics (MLAL) and Journalism • Explore strategies used within and across disciplines towards the pursuit of best practice in the teaching, learning and assessment of contested events and narratives • Establish the areas where further professional development is required and amendments to current practice could be implemented • Experiment with…

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May 2021

Design in Health – An Emerging Discipline?

12th May 2021

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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