Applications Sought for 2021-22 Student Associate Assembly

The National Forum, in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), is now seeking applications from students across a number of higher education institutions (both USI affiliated and non-affiliated institutions) who may be interested in joining our national Student Associate Assembly for the coming academic year 2021-22. The Student Associate Assembly, established in…

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Teams from MTU, UCC and UL Receive DELTA Awards

Discipline teams from three Irish higher education institutions are being recognised today through the National Forum’s Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Award. This prestigious national award is granted to discipline groups who demonstrate a record of excellence in teaching and learning enhancement and who commit to an ongoing, clearly articulated, shared process…

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June 2021

Accomplishing Change in Teaching and Learning Regimes

Learning Objectives • To facilitate participants’ understandings of their own contexts of teaching and learning as a nexus of practices situated in a teaching and learning regime • To enhance participants’ skills as change agents by developing their practice sensibilities • To configure enhancement aspirations into a realistic appreciation of effective implementation processes, particularly in…

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15 June 2021

Exploring the Role of Contemplative Pedagogy in Inspiring Education Practice and Student Engagement – Educator and Student Perspectives

Learning Objectives • Appraise a variety of ways in which contemplative pedagogy can be introduced into the classroom to initiate and sustain enquiry, promote creative and engaged student learning and the exploration of interiority and nurturing wholeness to foster a sense of student wellbeing • Engage with contemplative methods and explore possible practical applications within…

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Cohort-based PhD Programmes in Ireland: Reflections, Learnings, and the Future

Learning Objectives • Understand the unique characteristics of cohort-based PhD programmes • Implement best-practice in cohort-based PhD training • Contribute to the design of cohort-based PhD programmes • Add to the conversation around student success in cohort-based PhD learning

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17 June 2021

Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • Understand the role of occupational therapists in higher education settings • Understand the Healthy Campus Charter • Understand the tiered public health occupational therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, wellbeing and success *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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22 June 2021

Re-imagining Impact as Evidencing Value in Teaching and Learning

Learning Objectives Discuss the value of developmental activities within the wider context Conduct a benefit/loss analysis of the activities Identify both intended and unintended consequences of educational and/or professional development Plan for future developments to increase value and recognition of educational development

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23 June 2021

Webinar: Building a Shared Understanding of Agile Curricula. Part 2

This National Forum webinar, open to the entire higher education community, will focus on the key features of an agile and innovative curriculum and continue the conversation initiated at our first webinar on this theme in April. In this webinar, we present summary analysis of the contributions of speakers and participants at the first event…

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25 June 2021

Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC)

The National Forum is delighted to support the 3rd symposium of Pedagogy for Higher Education Large Classes (PHELC), due to take place on 25 June 2021. This event, hosted by Dublin City University, aims to provide a platform for those teaching large classes in higher education contexts to share practice, experience and expertise. If governmental…

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27 June 2021
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, 123 St Stephens Green, Dublin 2
Dublin, Dublin Ireland
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Life Long Learning in Pharmacy 2021

The National Forum is delighted to support the upcoming Life Long Learning in Pharmacy International Conference 2021. This will be a virtual conference, taking place from Sunday 27th to Wednesday 30th June 2021, hosted from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, Dublin. The LLLP conferences bring together international and national colleagues to share their interest…

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October 2021
01 October 2021

Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Online Conference

The National Forum is delighted to support the Science Undergraduate Research Experience (SURE) 2021 Conference, to be hosted online on 01 October by Athlone Institute of Technology, Dundalk Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology. This is the fourth in a series of SURE Conferences. Students from throughout Ireland who are completing their final…

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November 2021
08 November 2021

Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VITAL) Week 2021

From 08 to 12 November 2021, the higher education community will come together through local and national events to consider how we value teaching and learning and what the future of education will look like for the students of tomorrow. Valuing Ireland’s Teaching & Learning (VIT&L) Week is for everyone. It will provide opportunities to…

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