Looking Back on an Extraordinary Semester

As the semester draws to a close, the National Forum has just published a timely briefing paper which shares insights from members of the higher education community as they reflect on what they have learned through the move to online/remote teaching and learning in recent months. The gathering of these insights was rapid and light-touch;…

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Announcing New Event Series on Work-Based Assessment

The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has just announced a series of events scheduled throughout 2020 entitled ‘Work-based Assessment: Exploring Critical Issues and Sharing Solutions’. The purpose of this event series is to initiate a national conversation on work-based assessment and share experiences and approaches so that good practice responses…

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Ireland’s Inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellows Named

Today is an exciting day for the higher education community. The recipients of Ireland’s inaugural Teaching and Learning Research Fellowships have just been announced, as follows: Brett Becker, University College Dublin Michelle Flood, Royal College of Surgeons Chris Lynch, University College Cork Geraldine O’Neill, University College Dublin Barry Ryan, Technological University Dublin The Fellowships, each…

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May 2022
25 May 2022

Enhancing Teaching and Learning of Physical Activity in Irish Medical Curricula

Learning Objectives To enable those attending to understand the national picture for teaching and learning in this area, by describing existing physical activity teaching and assessment in medical curricula in Ireland To promote sharing of experiences between staff, students and recent graduates, and identify examples of best practice and innovation in physical activity leadership, teaching…

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25 May 2022

Digital Connectedness and Regional Growth

Description Rich digital connections support interaction and collaboration between people and organisations and offer us new ways to work, live and learn. In the context of Irish and European education and regional development policy and investment - as well as recent local and global experiences of remote working and remote teaching - this seminar event…

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26 May 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 4

Learning Objectives To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement…

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June 2022
02 June 2022

From Graduate to Professional- Making the Transition Smoother for Nutritionists

Learning Objectives Learn how to run a successful one to one consultation business and the skills necessary to work with individual clients Discuss the issues surrounding conflicts of interest and learn how to manage appropriate disclosure of affiliations Outline the procedure for transferring from ANutr to RNutr status with the AfN Learn how to effectively…

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14 June 2022

Using Digital Technologies to Promote Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practices

Learning Objectives Reflect on and share current use of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in initial teacher education in the context of a blended learning environment Consider and apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to promote and implement inclusive teaching and learning approaches Explore how a range of digital…

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17 June 2022

Utilising the Irish Sagas Online Website as a Teaching Tool

Learning Objectives On successful completion of this workshop, particpants should have familiarised themselves with the range of sources and methodologies in use on the Irish Sagas Online website Participants should better understand the potentialities of the Irish Sagas Online website as a teaching resource They should be in a position to use the website and…

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