Forum welcomes Review Report published by HEA

The Board and Executive of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, are delighted to welcome today’s publication of a review report, commissioned by the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on the activities of the National Forum, since its inception. The review states that the National Forum has become ‘an essential component of…

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Open Call for Funding under Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2018

On 25 September, 2018, Dr Terry Maguire hosted an informational webinar and Q&A session for those interested in applying for project funding under the Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund. A recording is available here (Download Slides) Online Submissions Interface Click here for online registration and submissions Proposal Submission Date Deadline 25 October, 2018 at 5pm. Downloads…

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Call for Applications for 2018-2019 National Seminar Series

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning announced today (Wednesday 6 June 2018) that applications are open for the 2018-2019 National Seminar Series.  The deadline for receipt of applications is Thursday 11 October 2018.  The Seminar Series is a particularly successful initiative of the National Forum, providing funding to projects nationwide that…

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ILTA Launch Special Edition Journal on Virtual Learning Environments in Ireland

The National Forum extends its congratulations to the Irish Learning Technology Association (ILTA) on the launch of their journal, ‘Special Issue on Virtual Learning Environments in Ireland’. Launched at EdTech 2018, the ILTA annual educational technology conference, this special issue reports on a 10 year project examining student and staff use of the Virtual Learning Environments…

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Upcoming Events

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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