New Forum Insight on Enabling Policies to Support Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning in Irish Higher Education

The National Forum is pleased to present a new insight on Enabling Policies to Support Assessment OF/FOR/AS Learning in Irish Higher Education. The aim of the insight is to inform and encourage discussion around assessment policies in Irish higher education. This Forum Insight draws on the National Forum’s 2016-18 Enhancement Theme focused on Assessment OF/FOR/AS…

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Vacancies: Part-Time Student Internship Opportunities

The National Forum, in partnership with the Union of Students in Ireland (USI), is currently looking to recruit two Student Associate Interns focussing on the areas of ‘Strategy & Communications’ and ‘Student Digital Capacity’.  These student interns will play a key role in bringing the student voice to the Forums work and communications. Click here…

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Forum publishes ‘A Review of the Existing Higher Education Policy Landscape for Digital Teaching and Learning in Ireland’

The National Forum is delighted to present, ‘A Review of the Existing Higher Education Policy Landscape for Digital Teaching and Learning in Ireland’.  This review maps the policy landscape for digital teaching and learning across higher education in Ireland, describing existing perspectives and practices and explaining how policies can enable excellent practice. The review is available…

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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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November 2020
27 November 2020

Meeting Academic Professional Development Needs

Learning Objectives • Map specific Continuing Professional Development (CPD) areas that meet academics immediate needs and experiences • Explore the levels of personalisation of CPD that can be achieved • Identify professional development pathways preferred by academics • Align CPD provision with the Professional Development Framework

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27 November 2020

Remote Mini Ed-Hackathon

Learning Objectives • Identify digital technologies that can enhance learning and the student experience • Implement a challenge-based approach such as an educational hackathon in their module delivery • Critically consider the factors that promote remote engagement and learning

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27 November 2020

Teaching and Learning Open Research in Higher Education

Learning Objectives • Understand and be able to describe what open research is • Understand and be able to describe the role and importance of open research in higher education • Recognise approaches to incorporating open research into their teaching and research supervision • Understand how to incorporate approaches to teaching open research in their…

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December 2020
01 December 2020

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 1 December 2020 13:00-14:00 (Timezone: Dublin/Europe) In this webinar, Dublin City University and…

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04 December 2020

Building Resilience into Practice Education for Health Science Students

Learning Objectives • Understand how high standards of practice education can be achieved using a blended approach in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore pedagogically-appropriate techniques to facilitate effective feedback and assessment between students and clinicians throughout practice education in a healthcare environment changed by Covid-19 • Explore emotionally-literate approaches to addressing challenges…

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04 December 2020

Communities of Practice: Challenges and Opportunities for Educators

Learning Objectives • Define the various types of communities of practice • Introduce some existing communities of practice and highlight best practice • Share the benefits and opportunities of communities of practice • Identify challenges and gaps in Ireland • Explore next steps with participants

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NutriPD Seminar: Empowering Leaders in the Nutrition Profession-with a focus on competency-based assessment in nutrition education

Learning Objectives  Critically discuss the use of competency based assessment in nutrition and nutrition-related courses Analyze the findings of the nationwide survey on competency based assessment Reflect and implement learnings from competency-based assessment in Dietetic-based programmes

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January 2021

The Self in the Professional Development Framework

Learning Objectives • Reflection and exploration of what Professional Development (PD) is and how it happens in the context of the Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach • Understanding of formal and informal learning and how PD can be part of normal working life • Discuss and debate the Self in Professional Development…

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Enhancing Student Engagement Through Technology Enhanced Learning

Learning Objectives • Provide an overview of the opportunities afforded for student engagement through Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) • Present research findings which demonstrate the relationship between positive integration of technology enhanced learning and student engagement • Facilitate a self-evaluation audit for staff of their own current capacity around the use of TEL and Virtual…

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12 January 2021

Relational Pedagogy and Whole-class Engagement – Can it Really be Done?!

Learning Objectives • Understand and explore the concept of relational pedagogy in a face-to-face and online environment • Reflect on how your own experience in ‘whole-class’ engagement practices contributes to an engaged learning environment • Consider how our own understandings and definitions of student engagement, partnership and co-creation impact our professional practice • Identify and…

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