New Assessment Insight Summarises Green Paper Discussion

The National Forum, in partnership with Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), has published a new Insight which summarises the outcome of discussions which took place at an event on November 12 2018 focused on the QQI Green Paper on Assessment of Learners and Learning. The discussion event, which was jointly hosted by the National Forum…

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Launch of Online Open-Access Professional Development Short Course for All Those Who Teach

The National Forum’s open-access professional development short course ‘Getting Started with Professional Development – PACT’ is an exciting new opportunity for anyone who teaches in Irish higher education to receive recognition, in the form of a digital badge, for their commitment to engagement in professional development. The PACT course is now available fully online through…

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National Forum to Deliver Teaching and Learning Keynote in Cairo

The National Forum’s Dr. Catherine Cronin will deliver a keynote address and workshop today (Monday 4 March 2019) at The American University in Cairo (AUC), Egypt, as part of the Centre for Learning and Teaching’s participation in the University’s Centennial Symposium Program 2019. Dr Cronin, Strategic Education Developer at the National Forum for the Enhancement of…

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January 2021
28 January 2021

Communicating Scientific Research

Learning Objectives • Identify your own communication and presentation style • Develop a new strategy for discussing your research • Develop a new perspective about career prospects and options available to you • Recognise the need and benefits to science communication

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28 January 2021

Scalable Assessment Strategies for Digital Contexts

Learning Objectives • Enable academic staff and those supporting teaching and learning to identify high-impact yet sustainable assessment strategies for use in a newly digital context of teaching and learning without increasing workload • Enable audience to appraise critically the value of open-book assessment in a context of (partially) digital delivery of teaching and learning…

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29 January 2021

Developing Engineering Competencies in Industry for Undergraduates

Learning Objectives • Developing “culturally fit” graduates matching national employability criteria (core technical engineering competencies and deep skills) • Structuring learning outcomes of industrially hosted modules to enable successful completion by the student, independent of the sector, and assessed in a manner, which is tailored to the needs of student outputs at an advanced level…

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Exploring Ways to Embed the Sustainable Development Goals into the Curriculum

Learning Objectives • Introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their applicability in a Higher Education context • Critically evaluate how Higher Education Institutes can advance and lead the implementation of the SDGs • Explore the synergies between existing sustainability initiatives e.g. Green Campus, Health Campus programmes, community engagement etc., and the SDGs • Explore…

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February 2021
05 February 2021

Action in Architecture – Teaching for Climate Change, Teaching for the Future

Learning Objectives • Understand the context in which their teaching practice and methods can develop to tackle the issue of climate change with reference to the perspectives of the case studies shown and through round table discussions • Learn from each other, share experiences and draw strength from a combined effort to address the issue…

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Dr Doug Belshaw – Getting Started with Digital Badges

Learning Objectives • An introductory understanding of the history and usage of Digital/Open Badges • Exposure to examples of current national and international practice • Examination of the potential uses of digital badges as alternative or micro-credentials • Consideration of how participants might implement an organisational badging infrastructure

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12 February 2021
Institute of Art, Design & Technology, Dun Laoghaire
Dublin, Ireland
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Email as a Pedagogic Tool

Learning Objectives • Critically evaluate the role of email as a pedagogic tool • Explore approaches to managing email in a remote teaching context • Enhance email communication between staff and students

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12 February 2021

Dr Ioanna Palaiologou: Teaching and Embedding Research in Early Childhood Education

Learning Objectives • Outline why teaching research literacy skills throughout Early Childhood Education (ECE) programmes is of significant benefit to ECE students • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills can be integrated into the design and learning of modules across ECE programmes • Identify three key ways in which research literacy skills…

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Implementing ‘Internationalisation at Home’ for Student Success

Learning Objectives • Assess the possibilities for the enhancement of student success in their learning through ‘internationalisation at home’ • Present a case study on the successful implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Identify the challenges and successes associated with the implementation of ‘internationalisation at home’ • Reflect on how these successes and challenges might…

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16 February 2021

MoodleMunch Lunchtime Webinar Series

Lunchtime webinar series showcasing digital learning and teaching practices Serving you the second course MoodleMunch returns in late 2020 serving you a second course of delicious tips, fulfilling insights, meaty case studies, nutritious good practices and more. Series 2 schedule (2020/2021) Tuesday 16 February 2021 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University will…

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