Minister Mitchell O’Connor announces €1.65m in funding for innovative Teaching and Learning projects in the higher education sector

From left to right;  Óisin Hassan, VP Academic Affairs, USI, Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor T.D. and Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Minister Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Minister of State with special responsibility for Higher Education, today (19 December 2018) announced funding of €1.65m for…

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SHEILA Project Launches Learning Analytics MOOC

SHEILA (Supporting Higher Education to Incorporate Learning Analytics) is an EU-funded project that aims ‘to assist European universities to become more mature users and custodians of digital data about their students as they learn online.’ The SHEILA project team have launched a MOOC that gives an overview of the field of Learning Analytics and introduces…

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2018 National Seminar Series Launched

The 2018 National Seminar Series has been launched and will see seminars being held across 24 higher education institutions across the sector from November 2018 to June 2019. The seminars represent a valuable opportunity for those who learn, teach and lead in Irish higher education to connect with colleagues, share examples of good practice, hear…

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Upcoming Events

January 2019
23 January 2019

Evidencing teaching achievements effectively

Learning Outcomes: To be able to identify and gather appropriate evidence for teaching achievements To appreciate your own key achievements in teaching and supporting learning, including recognising where you have exercised leadership To be able to present a teaching achievement effectively in a teaching portfolio  

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25 January 2019

Are we ready? Making the shift from delivering the content to being facilitators of learning

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be enabled to: Appraise the reality of the learning contexts for students as they move from postprimary to third level Reflect on their role as HEI lecturers in making the shift from imparting content through lecture delivery to being facilitators of learning in a student-centered dynamic learning environment Contribute to a…

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29 January 2019

The Visitor and Resident Framework as a tool for professional development

Learning Outcomes: Participants will be introduced to the concept of the Vistor and Resident (VanR) map Appreciate the ways that the VandR map can be employed as a professional development tool regarding digital literacy Develop familiarity with existing VandR resources that will enable them to engage in their own professional development and/or assist others.

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29 January 2019

Towards digital literacy for language teaching and learning: Approaches and practices

Learning Outcomes Higher expertise amongst participants on the practical skills necessary for the successful implementation and integration of digital tools and resources The ability to access and work with training modules and templates to facilitate the integration of tools to work on language skills A repository of activities for the teaching and learning of languages…

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31 January 2019

Street Law

Learning Outcomes Develop knowledge of Street Law as a teaching technique in university education Appreciate how Street Law empowers and engages students to become better learners and how it is an “assessment AS learning Understand the learner-centred teaching methods that are used in Street Law Gain a deeper understanding of their own thought processes and…

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February 2019
01 February 2019

Aligning learning, teaching and assessment in the design of HE curricula

Learning Outcomes: Discuss different theoretical approaches to student assessment and feedback Apply these approaches to adopt an outcomes based approach to curriculum design Consider assessment strategies at modular and programmatic levels so that planning for assessment constructively aligns with both the module and programme learning outcomes Propose methods to ensure the assessment for, as and…

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07 February 2019

Delivery of the Digital Badge in Postgraduate Research Supervision

Learning Outcomes: Identify key regulations and policies around the education of research postgraduates, and clarify roles and responsibilities of supervisors Apply regulations and policies in response to a number of case studies/scenarios Review video or paper resource and reflect on your own supervisory approach based on this Identify key actions from this learning for your…

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07 February 2019

Evidence-based teaching

Learning Outcomes: Discuss critically the concept of evidence-based teaching and learning practices within their own professional context Plan a systematic search of the extant literature and available data within their professional context and disclipine area Critically appraise research evidence (literature and data) Describe appropriate evidence-based teaching, learning and assessment strategies for use within their professional…

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07 February 2019

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – A professional development workshop to promote and implement an inclusive teaching and learning environment

Learning Outcomes: Identify the principles and best practice approaches of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Discuss key issues around inclusivity and UDL in Higher Education Institutions Apply the principles of UDL to promote and implement an inclusive teaching andnlearning environment across a range of settings - Evaluate the benefits of UDL interventions over time Establish…

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08 February 2019

Forget the learning outcomes, what are students really learning on placement?

Learning outcomes: To explore the student/educator relationship To consider the role of the practice educator in observation based assessment of student placements To reflect if we impose our own belief systems on students during placement To consider the implications of these observations for both their personal and course level practice Eventbrite registration link will be…

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The role of the Forum is to enhance the teaching and learning for all students in higher education. Engaging with leaders, managers, teachers and students, the Forum will mobilise expertise and inputs from across the entire sector to extend and shape best practice in all institutes of higher education in Ireland.


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