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November 2020

Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

5th November

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for research in the Health Sciences and the Arts

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Enhancing First Year Student Success Using a Games-based Approach

5th November

Learning Objectives • Reflect upon strategies employed to support student success within first year programmes • Identify activities where gamification methods might be used to engage first year students with their subject discipline, staff and their peer group • Design a game based activity in collaboration with staff and students that could be used in a first year programme

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Redesigning Assessment and Developing Staff and Student Feedback Literacy

6th November

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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Decolonizing the Curriculum

9th November

Learning Objectives • The role of critical race theory in teaching and learning across disciplines • Diversifying reading lists to reflect the traditions, cultures and bodies of thought which reflect the breadth of our student population • Decentralise the Western intellectual tradition that foregrounds works which are ‘pale, male and stale’. Critique the West as sole producer of academic knowledge • Prepare students to live, work and operate in diverse cultural environments • The relationship between equality and representation

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Email as a Pedagogic Tool

10th November

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

12th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss what Higher Education Institutions (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 *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar…

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Working On Reflection – Supporting Students to Reflect on Work Placement

12th November

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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Engaging Effectively with Distance Education Students

17th November

Learning Objectices • Identify opportunities to enhance the learning process through blended learning • Assess and critique various approaches to digital learning - Learn key strategies to engage effectively with distance students • Develop an understanding of the skills required to best embrace teaching and learning in a digital world • Apply the skills learned to teaching, thus enriching the learning experience for students *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Designing Assessment Strategies in Interprofessional Education

18th November

Learning Objectives • Discuss the learning outcomes for interprofessional education • Describe the principles of assessment of/as/for learning in interprofessional education • Identify the challenges associated with designing assessments in interprofessional education • Consider different approaches to assessment in interprofessional education • Reflect on the application of different assessment strategies in interprofessional education in academic institutes and in practice education settings

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Reflections on Blended Learning for Art and Design

18th November

Learning Objectives • Peer to peer sharing of new models of practice for blended learning in Art and Design • Opportunity for sectoral networking to support future peer exchange • Point of reflection following a rapid period of change necessitated by the Covid-19 crisis • Focus on the core qualities of studio based learning and how these can be adapted into blended learning • Focus on the opportunities for new connectivity and flexibility presented by blended learning

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