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October 2020

Plagiarism and Collusion – Myth or Reality? Assessment for Future Needs

30th October 2020

Learning Objectives • Enhance awareness amongst all those who teach of the types of plagiarism and collusion that are most prevalent • Enable debate on the evidence surrounding plagiarism, collusion and contract cheating • Encourage re-design of assessment practices to support learning and reduce possibilities for plagiarism and collusion • Embed self-reflection and create awareness of our own biases and assumptions and design strategies to investigate and improve our teaching and assessment approaches, that involve our students’ voices

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November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

3rd November 2020

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

6th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Elaborate on the meaning of feedback and distinguish between general feedback and feedback on assessment • Examine assessment strategies and consider how we can redesign assessments to provide opportunity for students to engage with and incorporate the feedback in subsequent assessments • Empower students as confident and competent evaluators of their own work by providing opportunities to incorporate feedback in subsequent assessment • Discuss the importance and types of feedback, including feedback dialogue • Recognize what students…

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Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

12th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Discuss the importance of using reflective practices for work based learning and assessment • Conduct a workshop for students pre-placement and during placement on reflective processes and methods • Provide feedback for students on their reflections • Assess reflections for work based learning

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Meeting Academic Professional Development Needs

27th November 2020

Learning Objectives • Map specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) areas that meet academics immediate needs and experiences • Explore the levels of personalisation of CPD that can be achieved • Identify professional development pathways preferred by academics • Align CPD provision with the Professional Development Framework

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December 2020

Communities of Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for Educators

4th December 2020

Learning Objectives • Define the various types of communities of practice • Introduce some existing communities of practice and highlight best practice • Share the benefits and opportunities of communities of practice • Identify challenges and gaps in Ireland • Explore next steps with participants

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January 2021

Relational Pedagogy and Whole-class Engagement – Can it Really be Done?!

12th January

Learning Objectives • Understand and explore the concept of relational pedagogy in a face-to-face and online environment • Reflect on how your own experience in ‘whole-class’ engagement practices contributes to an engaged learning environment • Consider how our own understandings and definitions of student engagement, partnership and co-creation impact our professional practice • Identify and plan the practical/impactful methods/approaches that could be implemented in learning environments to support a whole-class resulting in a more inclusive experience for all students

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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

Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

10th February

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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March 2021

Anti-racist social work: From “post-race” to decolonial perspectives

2nd March

Learning Objectives • 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 *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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