Professional Development Short Course Launched with Campus Engage

On 23 November, an exciting new open-access professional development short course was launched by Campus Engage, in partnership with the National Forum, focused on community engaged learning. Campus Engage, based at the Irish Universities Association, promotes and supports civic and community engagement across Irish higher education. This new short course unites the three core roles…

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National Student-led Teaching Hero Awards Launched

November 17th is International Students’ Day, a day focused on the student community worldwide, and the National Forum marked this significant day by launching a call for nominations for the 2020 Teaching Hero Awards. The Teaching Hero Awards are national, student-led awards for all those who teach in higher education. The Awards are organised by…

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October a Busy Month for International Activities

October has provided a number of opportunities for the Irish approach to teaching and learning enhancement to be shared with colleagues internationally. Today, 27 October, the National Forum has been invited to set the scene for a session entitled ‘Higher education: Strengthening capacity of response in a context of ongoing disruption’ during the OECD’s Education…

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December 2020
01 December 2020

MoodleMunch Lunchtime Webinar Series

Lunchtime webinar series showcasing digital learning and teaching practices Serving you the second course MoodleMunch returns in late 2020 serving you a second course of delicious tips, fulfilling insights, meaty case studies, nutritious good practices and more. Series 2 schedule (2020/2021) Tuesday 1 December 2020 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University and…

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04 December 2020

Building Resilience into Practice Education for Health Science Students

Learning Objectives • Understand how high standards of practice education can be achieved using a blended approach in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore pedagogically-appropriate techniques to facilitate effective feedback and assessment between students and clinicians throughout practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore emotionally-literate approaches to addressing challenges…

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04 December 2020

Communities of Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for Educators

Learning Objectives • Define the various types of communities of practice • Introduce some existing communities of practice and highlight best practice • Share the benefits and opportunities of communities of practice • Identify challenges and gaps in Ireland • Explore next steps with participants

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NutriPD Seminar: Empowering Leaders in the Nutrition Profession-with a focus on competency-based assessment in nutrition education

Learning Objectives  Critically discuss the use of competency based assessment in nutrition and nutrition-related courses Analyze the findings of the nationwide survey on competency based assessment Reflect and implement learnings from competency-based assessment in Dietetic-based programmes

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January 2021

The Self in the Professional Development Framework

Learning Objectives • Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach • Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life • Discuss and debate the Self in Professional Development…

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Enhancing Student Engagement Through Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning Objectives • Provide an overview of the opportunities afforded for student engagement through Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Present research findings which demonstrate the relationship between positive integration of technology enhanced learning and student engagement • Facilitate a self-evaluation audit for staff of their own current capacity around the use of TEL and Virtual…

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12 January 2021

Relational Pedagogy and Whole-class Engagement – Can it Really be Done?!

Learning Objectives • Understand and explore the concept of relational pedagogy in a face-to-face and online environment • Reflect on how your own experience in ‘whole-class’ engagement practices contributes to an engaged learning environment • Consider how our own understandings and definitions of student engagement, partnership and co-creation impact our professional practice • Identify and…

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12 January 2021
Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Letterkenny, Donegal Ireland
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Telecollaboration – Creating International Bridges in Socially Distanced Times

Learning Objectives • Share knowledge about Telecollaboration • Explore the potential of virtual exchange for Irish HEIs • Discuss how telecollaboration might lead to 'internationalisation at home'

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12 January 2021

MoodleMunch Lunchtime Webinar Series

Lunchtime webinar series showcasing digital learning and teaching practices Serving you the second course MoodleMunch returns in late 2020 serving you a second course of delicious tips, fulfilling insights, meaty case studies, nutritious good practices and more. Series 2 schedule (2020/2021) Tuesday 12 January 2021 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University and…

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13 January 2021

Using TEL to Personalise the Student Learning Experience in Large Classes

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate how best to engage students, in an inclusive way, in large classes resulting in greater interaction and engagement • Recognise the importance of personalising the student learning experience • Identify the TEL opportunities which can increase the personalisation of the student learning experience in large classes

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