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May 2017

Assessment for learning – connecting the professional experience of peer review with in-class peer review towards writing transfer

May 31
University of Limerick,
University of Limerick
Limerick, Limerick Ireland
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Click here to view the Seminar Report   Scholarly peer review, for academic staff engaged in writing for publication, is a prominent feature of the ‘assessment for learning’ that exists in the portfolio of CPD opportunities for staff. Scholarly peer review is essential for most academic staff and, frequently, it may represent one of their only opportunities to gain feedback on their writing. As part of assessment for learning, peer review can have similar benefits for…

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June 2017

Reflection as Learning and Assessment

June 1
University of Limerick,
University of Limerick
Limerick, Limerick Ireland
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Click here to view the Seminar Report   The seminar will be a half-day in length. Dr Moon will first give a plenary lecture on what is reflective learning and assessment. This will be followed by Ms Burns talking the participants through a case study on her use of reflective learning as an assessment tool in her Child Law class. She has undertaken with ethical approval from the University of Limerick a pre and post course…

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Exploring third level assessment practices: Supporting successful transitions and student retention

June 9

The aim of this seminar is to provide a forum for researchers, academics, professionals, policy makers and students from various educational fields across the third level sector and with cross-disciplinary interests to share knowledge, network and engage in critical and creative dialogue around the theme of enhancing assessment practices at third level. The seminar is designed to provide a space to share international and national perspectives from a variety of stakeholders on the outcomes of assessment for learners, to critique…

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Assessment in Teacher Education: Placement in Further Education

June 15

***Please Note Change of Date*** This seminar will explore the assessment of student teacher classroom placement on teacher education programmes. The themes of assessment of, for and as learning in the Practicum will be presented by the keynote speaker, Dr Matt O’Leary, who is an expert in teacher assessment/evaluation and classroom observation. Discussion of the seminar themes by teacher educators will be encouraged and facilitated in a creative and engaging manner in a small group, workshop format. The assessment of…

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BIMPlay: Using Role Play and Games-Based Learning to explore working in a Collaborative Building Information Modelling (BIM) Environment

June 19
GMIT Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology,
GMIT Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Galway, Galway Ireland
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Click here to view the Seminar Report   Building Information Modelling (BIM) refers to a new collaborative way of working that places a digital model at the epicentre of the construction process to inform decisions during the entire lifecycle of a project. This poses a number of unique challenges for the sector in relation to cost, time, organisational culture, education, training and information management. In addition, recent research has found low levels of BIM awareness across…

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September 2017

Professional Development Celebration Day

September 1
Mansion House,
Trinity Suite ((via Fire Restaurant), Mansion House, Dawson Street
Dublin 2, Dublin Ireland
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Please see the invitation below for the upcoming Professional Development Celebration Day on 1st September 2017. PLEASE NOTE THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS 18TH AUGUST 2017.

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CALL: EFFECT Project Teaching Enhancement Workshop on Inclusion and Citizenship Skills

September 27

As part of the EUA-led EFFECT project, there will be a teaching enhancement workshop on inclusion and citizenship skills on 27 September in Paris. The call for participation for this workshop can be found here, and has been extended until 4 September. The workshop is linked to the 1st European Learning & Teaching Forum, which is also being organised in Paris on 28 and 29 September. The early bird deadline for this expires on 23 August. The programme of the…

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Technology Enabled Assessment: Evidence-based Discussion

September 27 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
National Forum,
19 Dawson Street
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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This workshop presents the preliminary findings of a National Forum IRC funded research project (carried out by a research team in TCD). It will facilitate discussion on the evidence for: technology enabled assessment and staff efficiencies; plagiarism; models of assessment design; learning environment   Register Here

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October 2017

Enhancing Policies and Procedures to Support Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning

October 18 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
National Forum,
19 Dawson Street
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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This workshop, draws on the findings from two National Forum projects, to encourage a debate on: What current institutional assessment policies are available and to what extent are these enabling? How can we develop and guide sustainable institutional assessment policies?   Register Here

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Assessment Symposium

October 31 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wood Quay,
Dublin City Council Civic Offices,
Dublin 8, Ireland
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This symposium presents an overview of the challenges and enablers from the Assessment theme, including: assessment load; programme assessment approaches; grading issues; developing students as partners; work-based assessment. The speakers include Professor Tony Harland (University of Otago, New Zealand) on ‘Assessment Arms Race: Slow scholarship and over assessment’ Register Here

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