The National Forum is proud to announce that David Azcona, a National Forum Scholar based in Dublin City University, has been awarded a Fulbright Award by Minister Charlie Flanagan of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Mr Reece Smyth, Chargé d’Affaires of the US Embassy in Ireland. David will travel to Arizona State University, where he will research the differences in learner behaviour in Computer Science between Ireland and the U.S., and how student collaboration with a university comprising such a large student body can be enabled.
A key part of the Forum activity is the advancement of the scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education and the development of enhanced practices which are supported by contemporary pedagogical research. The National Forum scholarships contribute to the enhancement approach with their focus on developing new understandings in supporting transitions through effective teaching and learning. The five National Forum Scholars, of whom David is one, were selected through the Irish Research Council process for the award of postgraduate scholarships. You can find out more about the National Forum Scholars here.