OECD Leaders Hear About Irish Approach to Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education

The National Forum was recently represented by Dr Claire McAvinia and Dr Roisin Donnelly for roundtable discussions at the OECD event, ‘Fostering 21st Century Skills in Higher Education’. This two-day event was organised on 12-13 January as part of the CERI project “Teaching, Learning and Assessing Creativity and Critical Thinking in Education”.   The event brought…

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Best Wishes to Dr Terry Maguire on her Retirement

Today, 15 December 2021, was a bittersweet day for the National Forum as we wished our Director, Dr Terry Maguire, farewell as she begins her retirement. Terry came to the National Forum with extensive experience in educational leadership in Ireland and the UK and has since had an undeniably positive impact on the Irish higher…

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Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment (DELTA) Awardees announced

Discipline teams from three Irish higher education institutions this week achieved 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 of continued…

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Valuing Ireland’s Teaching and Learning (VIT&L) Week Begins With Events Scheduled Across Higher Education Sector

Chair of the National Forum, Dr Lynn Ramsey, this morning officially opened VIT&L Week, a national event series focused on valuing Ireland’s teaching and learning. VIT&L Week takes place from 08 to 12 November 2021 and involves students, staff, senior managers and policy partners from Ireland’s higher education sector through a mix of in-person and…

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