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January 2020

Developing Teaching Portfolios

6th January 2020 @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes: Examine how Teaching Portfolios can play a key role in constructing your Professional Identity Identify the resources and approaches used in creating a Teaching Portfolio Discuss approaches on how to incorporate Teaching Portfolios into your teaching practice to become a critically reflective teacher Outline some tools and resources used for creating and developing Teaching Portfolios

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How Good Conflict Can Develop Creative Learning Communities

8th January 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Understand the nature and importance of conflict in developing creative learning communities Be familiar with the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument Become more aware of your own preferred approach mode Explore and practice alternative conflict modes with peers Examine how different approaches to conflict can be harnessed to improve the learning environment for students and for lecturers

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The Self in the Professional Development Framework

22nd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes 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 Discussion and debate on 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 Philosophy Statements Understanding…

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Exploring Competency Based Education; A Lexis for Collaborative Curriculum Design Incorporating Staff, Students and Professionals

23rd January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Define what is Competency Based Education (CBE) Evaluate the benefits and challenges of Competency Based Education in HE Explore how CBE can create dialog between students, staff and professional organisations Explore how to transition a programme to CBE Evaluate how to integrate learners and professional organisations into collaborative curriculum design using competency based frameworks

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BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding of the impact of visual literacy Develop an appreciation of active learning methodologies in creating meaningful learning experiences Apply creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance student engagement

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February 2020

Beyond the Textbook: Using Learning Resources for Open Educational Practice

7th February 2020 @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Evaluation of participant's own approaches to the design and delivery of learning Embedding digital and information literacy into participant's curriculum in practical ways Evaluation of potential educational resources for open educational practice

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“If Competency is the Answer…Have we Asked the Right Question(s)?”

12th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Discuss a range of different perspectives on ‘competency’ Discuss the construct of personal development as a core competency Explain the principles of emotional intelligence as a tool for enhancing self understanding Explain how emotional intelligence ‘style’ influences personal and professional behaviours and outcomes Discuss the principles of effective conflict management and resolution and discuss how one's own personal conflict management style may serve as a barrier and/or a facilitator to more effective interpersonal relationships

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March 2020

Exploring the Policy Context for Open Educational Resources

2nd March 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Understand the European and National policy context and the implication of the ‘Open’ movement Understand what Open Educational Resources (OER) are, how to source them and what makes an item ‘Open’ Understand the challenges and opportunities of OER and learn from others on implementing OER approaches Identify what an Departmental/Institutional OER Policy can include and develop a draft one for local use Understand the ethical considerations and approaches needed to enable OER use and implementation

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Developing Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education

6th March 2020

Learning Outcomes Reflect on own cultural identity and intercultural awareness Recognise the impact of culture on learning and assessment Examine relevant concepts and issues related to designing culturally responsive assessment e.g. multicultural validity, construct validity, intercultural education Explore and evaluate a range of culturally responsive approaches to assessment Identify opportunities to support the development of culturally responsive assessment in own disciplinary and institutional contexts

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

14th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Outcomes: Consider fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom Debate and question what lies at the heart of teachers’ and educational leaders’ values and ethos and how this informs their professional practice Reflect on how teachers and educational leaders could enhance their teaching…

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