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January 2020

BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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 @ 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 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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

20th February @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

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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March 2020

Developing Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education

6th March

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 @ 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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April 2020

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

2nd April @ 9:30 am

Learning Outcomes Discuss what 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

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How the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education in Ireland can Inform Continuing Professional Development for Library Staff

7th April @ 11:00 am

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate a greater awareness of the Professional Development Framework for all staff who teach in Higher Education Develop a clear understanding of the value of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for library staff and the varying approaches to CPD Consider practical steps on using the framework facilitating a reconsideration of library practice and CPD Garner insight into key learning from the L2L project, including how to use resources created from this project Share experience from the L2L project including…

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Engaging with the Professional Development Framework: User Perspectives

23rd April @ 10:30 am

Learning Outcomes Promote engagement with, and implementation of, the Professional Development Framework in participant's institutions and across the HE sector Share experiences of different approaches to implementing the Professional Development Framework in HEI Discuss the benefits and challenges of utilising the Professional Development Framework Design or employ a user guide to facilitate the implementation of the Professional Development Framework Network and engage in peer learning around varied experiences of implementing the Professional Development Framework

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May 2020

Anti-Racist Social Work Interventions in Post-Race Societies

25th May

Learning Outcomes Informing a critical approach which encourages Practice Teachers' curiosity Exploring interactive teaching methods to challenge assumptions Incorporating this critical approach and curiosity into Social Work Practice and Teaching

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