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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October 2021
19 October 2021

Constructive Alignment and Assessment Rubrics in Interprofessional Education

Learning Objectives Identify the contribution of constructive alignment to IPE assessment of/as/for learning Identify the contribution of assessment rubrics to IPE assessment of/as/for learning Appraise the level of constructive alignment within current IPE activities and associated assessments Formulate sample rubrics items for IPE assessments Reflect on the application of constructive alignment and assessment rubrics to…

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20 October 2021

Building a Shared Culture of Academic Integrity

Learning Objectives Understand what is meant by a ‘culture of academic integrity’ Relate the steps taken in another jurisdiction to build a culture of academic integrity to the Irish context Appreciate the student perspective of academic integrity Plan to adopt and adapt the approaches shared within one’s own institution or context

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21 October 2021

Part 1 – Reframing Academic Integrity Perspectives

Learning Objectives Empower delegates to understand the difference between unintentional and intentional academic impropriety and some of the newer and more complex challenges to academic integrity in the 21st century such as essay mills and fake news Provide delegates with an overview of institutional initiatives and pedagogical approaches to preventing unintentional academic impropriety Provide delegates…

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21 October 2021

Virtual Learning Agreements and their use in Blended Learning Models of Delivery

Learning Objectives Developing and applying virtual learning agreements Exploring issues that directly affect student engagement in a mixed model of online and in person delivery Apply appropriate teaching and learning techniques to enhance student engagement and participation

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26 October 2021

Creating Better Digital Video for Recorded and Live Streamed Classes

Learning Objectives Identify elements of high quality video Recognise the many competing considerations in creating high quality video Discuss the requirements for creating single and multi-camera live and recorded video Compare different equipment and setups for creating video for online teaching

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27 October 2021

Antiracism and UDL in the Irish Higher and Further Education Setting

Learning Objectives Explore how UDL principles can be applied to anti-racist teaching practice in the Irish Higher and Further Education context Grow their awareness of how to acknowledge, value and honour diversity in the learning environment Reflect on the diversity of learners in your institution and how to move from diversity to inclusion in your…

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27 October 2021

UCD LEAP: Engagement Monitoring & Remote Support Delivery in Online Environments

Learning Objectives Increase understanding of available domains where engagement insights can be made in an online environment Increase understanding of how the above differ from traditional insights available from face-to-face interactions Increase understanding of how to design VLE environments in a way which enables engagement Increase understanding of how to pull actionable data out of…

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November 2021
03 November 2021

Strategies for Promoting Student Self Efficacy in Higher Education

Learning Objectives Participants will acquire an understanding of definitions/theories pertaining to student self-efficacy in the context of higher education Participants will gain knowledge of the literature/key studies pertaining to student self-efficacy Participants will learn how to apply pedagogical approaches and other strategies to foster student self-efficacy to enhance the teaching and learning experience Participants will…

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03 November 2021

Sustainability in Bio-Pharmaceutical Sectors – asking the right questions?

Learning Objectives Demonstrate transformation in sustainability literacy as related to the Bio-Pharmaceutical Sector Explore exemplars of curriculum design, pedagogical approaches and assessment strategies for sustainability in Life Sciences Explore fundamental questions about the purpose of higher Education in building embedded pathways for lifelong sustainability

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04 November 2021

Developing an Ethos of Authentic Assessment

Learning Objectives To assess the role of authentic assessment in fast-moving disciplines To review the systemic supports required institutionally to support authentic assessment To capture the the student voice in design and deployment of authentic assessment

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