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February 2020

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

20th February 2020 @ 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 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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April 2020

Online Event- Engaging with the Professional Development Framework: User Perspectives

23rd April 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

This is an interactive online event that will introduce participants to different approaches to implementing professional development frameworks at institutional level. Peer-connections will be encouraged through interactive activities and facilitated dialogue. Speakers will discuss their experiences of implementing institutional professional development structures, the challenges and enablers that arose during that process and will provide tangible advice arising from their lived experiences. Learning outcomes Throughout, and upon completion of, this National Forum Seminar, participants will: 1. Share experiences of different approaches…

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May 2020

Online Event- Making Connections: Research and Professional Development

Learning Outcomes Discuss the impact of research on your professional development Explore the concept of collaborative professionalism and build networks Build a shared expertise of educational research to support your professional growth Source evidence of the impact of educational research and utilise it in your practice Identify and explore with colleagues the synergies between your respective professional development plans and frameworks

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September 2020

Early Bird Event: Universal Design for Learning- Accessibility & Inclusive Assessment and Feedback (Online)

15th September 2020

This online workshop is an early bird National Seminar Series 2020/21 event, our full 2020/21 series calendar will launch on 1 October 2020. Learning Outcomes • Identify and understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) • Learn how to ensure resources created for students are accessible • Gain insight into the practical application of UDL principles in both face-to-face and remote educational settings and in particular to assessment and feedback practices • Learn how to transform assessment strategies…

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Universal Design for Learning: Accessibility and Inclusive Assessment and Feedback

15th September 2020 @ 12:00 am

Learning Objectives • Identify and understand the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) • Learn how to ensure resources created for students are accessible • Gain insight into the practical application of UDL principles in both face-to-face and remote educational settings and in particular to assessment and feedback practices • Learn how to transform assessment strategies to ensure all students have the opportunity to demonstrate their learning

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October 2020

What Lies at the Heart of Education?

21st October 2020

Learning Objectives • Offer 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…

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The Business of Contract Cheating

22nd October 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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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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