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October 2019

Infusing Critical Thinking into Undergraduate Business Programmes

29th October @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Explore the relationship between critical thinking, reflective practice and writing Share experiences of critical thinking in action across business disciplines Develop ideas for infusing critical thinking into the undergraduate Business curriculum and learn how to integrate it into classroom and online teaching Apply critical thinking in the process of programme level assessment Appraise the scholarship supporting this necessary skill

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Assessment and Feedback at the Module and Programme Level

31st October @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Identify key concepts underpinning Programme Focused Assessment (PFA) that draw upon key findings/recommendations from the UK TESTA project www.testa.ac.uk and the TU Dublin LEAF Teaching Fellowship (Leading Enhancement of Assessment & Feedback) Review and rethink programme based assessment and Feedback strategies at institutional, programme and module level, taking into account current research findings within the context of existing institutional subject disciplinary practices Identify key assessment and/or feedback challenges/issues as a collaborative enterprise and work together to develop a…

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December 2019

Enhancing Student Engagement: Implementing Active Learning Strategies

10th December @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Develop and produce a personal definition of Active Learning Hand pick a selection of Active Learning Strategies to utilize in your own Practice Produce an action plan for implementing at least one Active Learning Strategy for one of your own subjects/topics or lesson Construct a clear path to achieving the learning outcomes for your selected subject/topic or lesson using your chosen Active Learning Strategy Outline a method of evaluating/measuring the effectiveness of your Active Learning Strategy for achieving…

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The importance of considering a strategic approach in pursuing cross-disciplinary activities both within and between HEIs

16th December @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Develop an appreciation for the importance of strategic cross disciplinary activities Demonstrate a level of understanding of the broad nature of departmental and institutional goals in pursuing cross disciplinary activities Have experience of group networking and mentoring opportunities in developing strategic priorities for inter disciplinary activities across HEIs Target Audience Senior Managers and Academics who have an interest in developing institutional level or departmental level strategic priorities and capacity building across disciplines. Format Workshop

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February 2020

Using Games to Teach: Gamification and Game-Based Learning in Higher Education

13th February 2020 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Explain the pedagogic rationale for using games to teach and identify the appropriate application of a gamification strategy Define and differentiate between the terms used in game based learning, including GBL, gamification, serious games and the various game elements that make a game for learning Review practical examples of how games and gamification are currently used in higher Education Explore opportunities to use gamification and game elements in participant's own teaching Through a hands on workshop, leave with…

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June 2020

Exploring the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy in Inspiring Education Practice and Student Engagement – Educator and Student Perspectives

15th June 2020 @ 9:30 am
TU Dublin, Tallaght United States

Learning Outcomes Appraise a variety of ways in which contemplative pedagogy can be introduced into the classroom to initiate and sustain enquiry, promote creative and engaged student learning and the exploration of interiority and nurturing wholeness to foster a sense of student wellbeing Engage with contemplative methods and explore possible practical applications within subject areas Differentiate between current pedagogy and the potential of contemplative pedagogy in Higher Education from the educator’s perspective Appreciate the role of contemplative pedagogy in the…

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