New Student Associate Interns Join the National Forum

The National Forum is delighted to welcome to the team two new Student Associate Interns, Rachel Dunne and Amelia McConville. The Student Associate Internship initiative, launched in 2018 by the patron of the National Forum, Mary McAleese, builds on the long-standing partnership between the National Forum and the Union of Students in Ireland (USI). The…

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National Forum Contributes to Biomedical Science Conference

The 27th Conference of the Heads of University Centres of Biomedical Sciences (HUCBMS) took place in Technological University Dublin on 3-4 September 2019. HUCBMS represents the interests of its member institutions (universities and colleges) at a national and international level and this is the second time their conference has taken place in the Republic of Ireland.…

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2019/20 National Seminar Series Launched

The 2019/20 National Seminar Series was officially launched today, 4 September 2019. This year’s Seminar Series attracted a record number of applications, with 136 applications received from across 25 institutions. Of these, 93 seminars, spanning all applicant institutions, were approved for funding. Each of the upcoming seminars includes a topic related to one or more…

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Upcoming Events for the Autumn Semester

A number of events are scheduled for the upcoming semester, including the National Seminar Series, national launch, national symposium, regional workshop, webinar and project reviews. The key events are listed below and more may be added to the events section of the National Forum website in due course. 1 October-30 June: National Seminar Series The…

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Upcoming Events

October 2020

The New Normal: How to Achieve Effective Remote Working

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate the ability to apply virtual/remote work practices in order to enhance learning and teaching delivery • Identify the environmental problems associated with virtual/remote working, and engage in problem solving strategies to provide suitable solutions • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate virtual work practices into learning and teaching…

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08 October 2020

Building Trust in Online T&L – Ethical Practice for Students and Staff

Learning Objectives • Discuss issues relating to quality assurance, ethics and academic integrity in the online learning environment • Identify barriers and enablers to trust for both staff and students in the online learning environment • Identify and employ resources to promote ethical practice for students and staff • Explore opportunities related to current practice…

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08 October 2020

Digital Professionalism for All Those Who Teach

Learning Objectives • Understand the key issues and debates in digital professionalism in professional education • Apply concepts of digital professionalism to their own teaching, learning, and scholarly activities

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14 October 2020

Work-based Assessment (WBA): Exploring the Challenge of Consistency

Hosted by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (National Forum) in partnership with Quality Qualifications Ireland(QQI), this webinar will explore what is understood as WBA in the Irish context, focus on the shared assessment challenges and opportunities across the different contexts and will discuss some key practice insights…

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

Learning Objectives • Offer 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…

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The Business of Contract Cheating

Learning Objectives • Inform the sector about the business model associated with contract cheating • Explore the motivation of learners who engage in contract cheating • Explore approaches to deterring academic misconduct by engaging learners

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22 October 2020

Webinar: Data Literacy, Privacy and Protection in Higher Education

A national webinar entitled ‘Data Literacy, Privacy and Protection in Higher Education’ is due to take place from 2-3pm on Thursday 22 October 2020. The webinar will be the first in a series of national webinars from the National Forum to take a closer look at key findings from the Irish National Digital Experience (INDEx) Survey.   At…

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Supporting Writing: How Supervisors Can Support Doctoral Students to Write-up

Learning Objectives • Implement strategies for providing writing feedback to students • Diagnose common problems that need to be resolved in the final draft • Provide support for the emotional challenges of writing up • Offer advice on writing productivity to doctoral students

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30 October 2020

Plagiarism and Collusion – Myth or Reality? Assessment for Future Needs

Learning Objectives • Enhance awareness amongst all those who teach of the types of plagiarism and collusion that are most prevalent • Enable debate on the evidence surrounding plagiarism, collusion and contract cheating • Encourage re-design of assessment practices to support learning and reduce possibilities for plagiarism and collusion • Embed self-reflection and create awareness…

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November 2020
03 November 2020

Exploring the Experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority Students in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • To discuss the experiences of Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) students in Higher Education • To explore diversity in the classroom • To explain and identify the concept of unconscious bias

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