Partnership Launched between National Forum and HEA Introducing Erasmus+ DELTA Scholarships

Pictured, L-R: Mr Gerry O’Sullivan, Head of International Programmes, HEA, Dr Terry Maguire, National Forum Director A partnership has been launched between the International Section of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) and the National Forum. The partnership focuses on supporting the professional development of staff through international mobility and recognising disciplinary excellence in learning, teaching…

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National Symposium Focused on Using Data to Support Student Success

Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia delivers his presentation at the recent National Forum-hosted symposium on Using Data to Support Student Success Learning Analytics in Higher Education is about Embracing Complexity Prof Dragan Gašević, Professor of Learning Analytics, Monash University, Australia Download Slides Analytics in Revenue Mr. Daniel Sinnott, Chief Analytics…

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Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment Published Today by Minister for Higher Education

Pictured at the launch of the Forum-Funded report on the Use of Technology in Assessment are:Prof. Chris Morash, Vice Provost, TCD, Prof David Nicol, Adam Smith Business School, University of Glasgow, Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, Chair, Irish Research Council, Dr Terry Maguire, Director, National Forum for the Enhancement…

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Forum to host National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’

A National Symposium on ‘Institutional Approaches to Using Data for Enhancing Student Success’ will be hosted by the Forum on Tuesday 23 October 2018 in the Royal Irish Academy, Dublin from 9.30am.  This high-level symposium is aimed at higher education institutional managers and focuses on national and international best practice in developing effective strategies for…

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December 2019

Enhancing Student Engagement: Implementing Active Learning Strategies

Learning Outcomes Develop and produce a personal definition of Active Learning Hand pick a selection of Active Learning Strategies to utilize in your own Practice Produce an action plan for implementing at least one Active Learning Strategy for one of your own subjects/topics or lesson Construct a clear path to achieving the learning outcomes for…

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Using Video for Enhanced Online and In Class Engagement

Learning Outcomes Operate a lightboard studio and basic video recording equipment Demonstrate best practice for creating short videos for optimal student engagement Create a reusable online learning object using video technology for use in their own teaching practice

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11 December 2019

HELLIN Conference 2019

The Higher Education Lifelong Learning in Ireland Network (HELLIN) is an all island body that advocates for the interests of the adult and mature student populations in universities and institutes of technology across the island North and South. This year’s HELLIN conference, which takes place in Waterford Institute of Technology on 11th December 2019, will focus…

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11 December 2019

Enhancing Intercultural Communication in Teaching and Learning Practice

Learning Outcomes Demonstrate knowledge of practices and approaches to enhance teaching competencies in culturally diverse learning environments Identify principles and practices of intercultural communication Apply skills to promoting intercultural communication in teaching and learning practice Critically reflect on individual teaching practice

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12 December 2019

Inspirational and Transformative Teaching – Theory to Practice

Learning Outcomes Participants will be able to: Define transformative and inspirational teaching within their own disciplinary context. Consider the challenges of transformative teaching across the disciplines. Explore avenues and possibilities for the development of strategies to demonstrate and employ this into their practice. Evaluate the potential for engagement with interdisciplinary/inter-institutional colleagues.

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16 December 2019

The importance of considering a strategic approach in pursuing cross-disciplinary activities both within and between HEIs

Learning Outcomes Develop an appreciation for the importance of strategic cross disciplinary activities Demonstrate a level of understanding of the broad nature of departmental and institutional goals in pursuing cross disciplinary activities Have experience of group networking and mentoring opportunities in developing strategic priorities for inter disciplinary activities across HEIs Target Audience Senior Managers and…

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17 December 2019

Making the Most of Interprofessional Learning – A Professional Development Seminar for Academic and Clinical Staff

Learning Outcomes Identify the challenges associated with the Interprofessional Learning (IPL) development and facilitation for teachers and staff Engage in interprofessional thinking and planning for IPL academic institutions Reflect on the principles of IPL to develop students' interprofessional and clinical skills Practice new skills developed in IPL facilitation and assessment of/as/for learning Explore ways in…

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January 2020

Developing Teaching Portfolios

Learning Outcomes: Examine how Teaching Portfolios can play a key role in constructing your Professional Identity Identify the resources and approaches used in creating a Teaching Portfolio Discuss approaches on how to incorporate Teaching Portfolios into your teaching practice to become a critically reflective teacher Outline some tools and resources used for creating and developing…

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08 January 2020

How Good Conflict Can Develop Creative Learning Communities

Learning Outcomes Understand the nature and importance of conflict in developing creative learning communities Be familiar with the Thomas Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument Become more aware of your own preferred approach mode Explore and practice alternative conflict modes with peers Examine how different approaches to conflict can be harnessed to improve the learning environment for…

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09 January 2020

Mission Critical: Using ‘Critical Moments’ not ‘At Risk’ Students to Flip our View of Student Success using Transitions Pedagogy

Learning Outcomes Understand and explore the concept of ‘critical moments’ for students across the lifecycle in your institution Reflect on how your institution’s knowledge and support of critical moments contrasts across European HE settings Be introduced to the Transitions Pedagogy model to consider critical moments in the holistic design of curricula as well as student…

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