National Forum Welcomes New Student Associate Intern

The National Forum is delighted to welcome to the team new Student Associate Intern, Rhiannon Louise Kavanagh. Rhiannon joins the National Forum from Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) where she studied on the LLB Bachelor of Laws program. After graduating, she went on to serve two terms as Vice President for Education at WIT Students’…

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Professional Development Recognition Framework Forthcoming

The National Forum, in partnership with Ireland’s higher education sector, has engaged in the development of a Professional Development Recognition Framework, which has been identified as a high-level indicator of success under the key strategic priority of ‘The Professional Development of Those Who Teach’ in the National Forum Strategy 2019-2021. An Advisory Group, working with the…

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September 2021
23 September 2021

Competencies, Expectations and Learning Contracts in Work-Based Assessment: How are they related?

The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), will host an online webinar entitled ‘Competencies, Expectations and Learning Contracts in Work-Based Assessment: How are they related?’ on Thursday, 23 September 2021, 12.00-13.30. Assessment of work-integrated learning can be challenging in relation to the: Expectation of what is to be assessed in advance…

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October 2021
01 October 2021

Teaching Critical Thinking through Literature

Learning Objectives To share the pedagogical potential of modern literature to facilitate critical thinking and critical consciousness in third level education To stem the growing tide of 'aliteracy' and engage students in reading To foster a curriculum of consciousness using literature as a too  

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01 October 2021

Models of Engaged Learning and Thinking (MELT)

Learning Objectives • Clarify and state the central purpose for learning and teaching; • Have a heightened awareness of factors that engage students in learning; • Collaboratively create their own model of engaged learning and teaching • Critically analyse the MELT

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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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06 October 2021

Seven Cs for Embedding Student Success: A Toolkit for Higher Education Institutions

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in partnership with the Higher Education Authority invites you to the online launch of a new resource ‘Seven Cs for Embedding Student Success: A Toolkit for Higher Education Institutions’ designed to support the sustainable enhancement of student success across the sector. We are delighted that…

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07 October 2021

Fundamentals of Postgraduate Research Supervision

Learning Objectives Demonstrate a critical understanding of regulatory frameworks associated with research and development Select concepts and models of supervision pedagogy and identify new and emergent issues in research supervision within, disciplinary, institutional, national and international contexts Critically reflect on the knowledge, skills and competencies developed in this workshop and identify the implications for teaching…

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07 October 2021

Mapping a Social Economy Eco-system – The HEI perspective

Learning Objectives • Understand the principles of building a sustainable Social Economy eco-system • Comprehend the benefits and challenges of building an Social Economy eco-system • Enhanced awareness of Social Economy eco-system educational tools • Understand the Social Economy Canvas as an educational/ active learning tool • Capacity to map a Social Economy Canvas

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08 October 2021

Designs on the Future: Applying the ABC Learning Design Framework Online

Learning Objectives • Identify what ABC Learning Design is and how it has evolved internationally in recent years • Adapt and apply the DCU approach to online ABC Learning Design at own institution • Access practical guidance for planning and facilitating this online workshop

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14 October 2021

Engaging Students through Student-Staff Partnership

Learning Objectives Consider the nature and values of student-staff partnerships Examine case studies of student-staff partnerships in learning & teaching Identify opportunities for potential student-staff partnership

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15 October 2021

Intensive Writing Camps as a Key Support for Doctoral Student Success

Learning Objectives Create and advocate for writing supports for doctoral students in your institution Identify the management and implementation issues involved in introducing writing programmes to support doctoral students Provide advice on writing strategies to doctoral students Explain the links between writing support, student mental resilience and timely completion

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