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The National Forum is currently seeking applications for educational developer roles, across a number of our priority areas. These roles will be very important in helping to support the sector over the coming years. Full- or part-time secondments of 6-18 months will be considered for applicants with the appropriate skills and expertise. Starting dates and…

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2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum Takes Place in Utrecht

The 2020 European Learning & Teaching Forum, which was hosted by Utrecht University on 13-14 February 2020, explored 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 EUA Forum provided a platform…

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International Review Held of 2018 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects

On 11-12 February, the 16 project teams funded through the 2018 Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund took part in open forum presentations facilitated by a panel of international experts. The 2018 Fund enables strong sectoral collaboration, partnerships with other education providers or external stakeholders and institutional enhancement for maximum national impact. It builds on and…

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March 2020
03 March 2020
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Design in Health – An Emerging Discipline?

Learning Outcomes Appreciate the role of design based approaches in enhancing health professions education Describe approaches that used to include design based approaches in health professions education Evaluate the benefits and challenges of developing design based modules/programmes in health professions education Discuss the epistemological and pedagogical considerations relevant to design in healthcare Identify how to…

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Free Resources for Courses

Learning Outcomes Look at how Open Educational Resources (OER) can work for higher education Explain the use of Creative Commons Licenses and how they work Understand and relate to how OER resources are created and maintained for wider reuse Understand how OER can create a suite of degree programmes to enable more people access to…

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05 March 2020

The ‘What’, ‘Why’ and ‘How’ of Technology-Enhanced Assessment

Learning Outcomes Express an understanding of technology enhanced assessment Critically identify reasons for utilising technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Illustrate practical steps for embedding technology enhanced assessment in participant's own practice Develop digital rubrics and marking schemes for use in a virtual learning environment

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Developing Culturally Responsive Assessment in Higher Education

Learning Outcomes Reflect on own cultural identity and intercultural awareness Recognise the impact of culture on learning and assessment Examine relevant concepts and issues related to designing culturally responsive assessment e.g. multicultural validity, construct validity, intercultural education Explore and evaluate a range of culturally responsive approaches to assessment Identify opportunities to support the development of…

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13 March 2020

Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

Learning Outcomes Enabling those attending to understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions Enabling those attending to learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a…

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Creating Learning Analytics to Understand and Describe Student Activity

Learning Outcomes Explore what student engagement information is available within the VLE (Moodle) and how it may be accessed Become aware of the requirements for effective data collection to allow real time dashboarding of student data Transform student engagement data into descriptive statistics to explore student behaviour for optimisation of course design Provide feedback mechanisms…

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

Learning Outcomes: Consider fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom Debate and question what lies at the heart of…

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26 March 2020
Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland + Google Map

AHEAD Conference 2020

The 2020 Conference of the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) will take place in Croke Park on 26-17 March 2020. The theme of the conference is ‘Through the Looking Glass. Reflecting on Inclusion from the Boardroom to the Classroom’. This international conference will ask contributors and participants to reflect on how we…

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31 March 2020

Diverse Learning Environments: Creating a Campus Climate for Student Success

Learning Outcomes Identify the different perspectives about student success how it is viewed by students and universities Reflect on the needs of diverse undergraduate student cohorts and how they are currently supported Consider the elements /dimensions of campus climate that contribute to and inhibit success in an diverse learning environment Develop strategies to promote campus…

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April 2020

Building Research Capacity in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Learning Outcomes Discuss what HEIs can do to facilitate research in teaching and learning Explore the motivations of lecturers to engage in research in teaching and learning Compare and contrast viable initiatives that HEIs can offer to lecturers to encourage engagement in research in teaching and learning Evaluate how structures and processes can be developed…

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