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February 2020

“If Competency is the Answer…Have we Asked the Right Question(s)?”

12th February @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Discuss a range of different perspectives on ‘competency’ Discuss the construct of personal development as a core competency Explain the principles of emotional intelligence as a tool for enhancing self understanding Explain how emotional intelligence ‘style’ influences personal and professional behaviours and outcomes Discuss the principles of effective conflict management and resolution and discuss how one's own personal conflict management style may serve as a barrier and/or a facilitator to more effective interpersonal relationships

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2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum

13th February - 14th February

The 2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum explores how institutions balance tried and trusted practices and innovative approaches to learning and teaching in a dynamic and increasingly digital and international environment. Through a mix of plenary and parallel sessions, the Forum provides a platform for discussion on how universities enhance learning and teaching, while also presenting the work of the 2019 EUA Learning & Teaching Thematic Peer Groups. The Forum is an ideal event for vice-rectors for academic affairs, deans, and management…

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Exploring Models of Success: Professional Development of Staff in FET, HE and ELE

13th February @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Croke Park Dublin, Ireland

Thursday 13 February 2020    09.00 - 16.30 Hogan Suite, Croke Park Conference Centre, Croke Park Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) will host a one-day conference on Thursday 13 February 2020 to explore the importance of Professional Development of staff  in improving the quality of teaching and learning, educational management and other areas. The conference is aimed at policy-makers, academic management, front-line educators, support staff and quality assurance teams from across the higher education, further education and training, and English Language Education sectors…

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

13th February @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Explain the pedagogic rationale for using games to teach and identify when and how to apply a gamification strategy; Define the terms used in educational games, such as GBL, gamification, serious games, playful learning, and the various game elements that make a game for learning; Observe how HE practitioners have implemented games and gamification in their teaching, and the outcomes of such approaches; Share your own experiences of gamification in HE; Participate in one of two practical workshops, in which…

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Academic Developers on Theories of Change

13th February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will have the opportunity to reflect on networks that influence, or have influenced, their teaching and learning practice and evaluate how conducive these are to change in practice Participants will consider and discuss sociocultural perspectives in higher education, such as culture, organisational learning, communities of practice and leadership in a competing values framework Participants can review their experiences of academic development activities and analyse these in relation to theories of change Participants will have the opportunity to…

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Embedding Creativity in the Curriculum

14th February @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Comprehend the importance of creativity in higher education Understand the principles of creativity in teaching in higher education Be equipped to embed practices that enhance student creativity in their teaching Enhance interdisciplinary thinking to support creativity in the curriculum Explore how to incorporate creativity to better engage students in the learning process

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Developing the Entrepreneurial Mindset through Teaching, Learning and Assessment

17th February @ 10:00 am

**Please note change of date** Learning Outcomes Explore best practices in teaching, learning and assessment in Entrepreneurship Education Debate how best to embed entrepreneurship in non business disciplines Share practice in teaching, learning and assessment that develops the entrepreneurial mindset

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Internationalisation For All Through ‘Internationalisation @ Home’. Session with Professor Catherine Montgomery, University of Durham and Dr Don O’Neill, Waterford Institute of Technology.

17th February @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Appraise how 'internationalisation at home' can support student success in and through their studies Evaluate current approaches to 'internationalisation at home' used globally Identify new approaches to 'internationalisation at home' suitable to the Irish Higher Education context Plan for the integration of selected approaches to curriculum design

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ePortfolio: From the National Context to Your Individual Institution

20th February

Learning Outcomes: Participants will gain an understanding of current ePortolio levels and practices across Irish Higher Education institutions Participants will recognise the value of ePortfolio practice as a component of different pedagogies and across different contexts to enhance the quality of learning and teaching across an institution Participants will connect with peers and the wider ePortfolio Ireland Community to build connections to support further ePortfolio development for curricular and co-curricular activities

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

20th February @ 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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