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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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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Upcoming Events

January 2022
20 January 2022

Power of Disability 2022

Virtual conference led by and aimed at students with disabilities AHEAD and the Union of Students in Ireland are happy to present the Power of Disability Conference 2022, taking place January 20th and 21st. This two day event will include discussions, presentations and feedback sessions encouraging students with disabilities to be leaders on their own campuses and provide information for students and Students' Union officers on the issues facing students…

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26 January 2022

Teaching, Learning and Assessment Approaches to Support Wellbeing

Learning Objectives Understand the concept of pedagogy of care Develop an appreciation of student wellbeing issues in higher education Appraise a variety of teaching, learning and assessment approaches that support wellbeing Plan to enhance one’s own teaching, learning and assessment approaches

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26 January 2022

Active Learning Strategies – A Travel and Tourism Programme Perspective

Learning Objectives To give an overview of the the current travel and tourism programmes available in Ireland To assess the viability of delivering a travel and tourism programme fully online in Ireland To recognise if there is demand to deliver such a programme in Ireland To ascertain the skill set required to teach a travel…

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26 January 2022

Challenges for Learning Design & Teaching Practice Beyond the Pandemic (w/t)

Learning Objectives Gain a solid understanding of approaches to large-scale pedagogic change in higher education Reflect on the principles underpinning active blended learning (ABL) and their application within HE institutions Consider lessons learned from the transition to emergency remote teaching (ERT) and its impact on subsequent teaching practices Identify new staff development needs as a…

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27 January 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 2

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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29 January 2022

Raising the Professional Voice of Early Childhood Educators Digitally

Learning Objectives Graph professional pathways for Early Childhood Educators based on the newly redrafted workforce development plan Debate effective approaches to connecting with Early Childhood Educators via digital on-line learning to enhance better child experiences and outcomes Construct a digital learning plan to promoting professionalism among the sector (eg digital media platforms and digital products…

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February 2022
01 February 2022

Why the Humanities Matter

Learning Objectives To gain an understanding of the scholarly importance of the humanities in our world To enhance our appreciation of the public value of studying the humanities To investigate how we can increase engagement with the humanities as an academic discipline To discuss the value of research in the humanities

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01 February 2022

Moodle Munch: Series 3 Webinar 04

In this webinar, Dublin City University and City of Dublin Education & Training Board will deliver presentations: DCU will present on the experiences of using Moodle Board activity to foster collaborative learning (DigCompEdu competence 3.3 'Collaborative learning') CDETB will present on reimagining Moodle; improving quality, productivity, and morale among their staff (DigCompEdu Area 1 'Professional…

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03 February 2022

ePortfolio: Enhancing Student Engagement through Reflective Writing

Learning Objectives Identify the challenges faced by students when they engage with ePortfolio writing Examine ways to support students in writing effective reflections on their learning and experience Critically assess some ‘case study’ examples of international best practice associated with writing reflectively for ePortfolio Reflect on how these successes and challenges might transfer to an…

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04 February 2022

Mentoring through Head, Heart and Hands

Learning Objectives An understanding of mentoring as a two-way process of interaction between mentors and mentees Improved listening and communication skills for people engaging in mentoring spaces A broader framework for considering mentoring as both a resource and a guide for mentees

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