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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PRESS RELEASE: Dr Terry Maguire Appointed Director of Ireland’s Advisory Body on Teaching & Learning in Higher Education

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning are delighted to announce that Dr Terry Maguire has been appointed as Director for a second term. Dr Maguire led the Forum from its inception in 2013, establishing the body to drive a collaborative strategy for enhancing teaching and learning across Ireland’s higher education sector.…

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Forum publishes Guidance on Learner Data Usage in higher education Institutions in advance of GDPR Enforcement

Learner Data is instrumental for higher education institutions to ensure student success and retention. However, with the enforcement of the General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR from May 2018, the principles in the regulation must be applied to all personal data, including learner data. The latest Insight, published by the National Forum gives a brief…

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May 2022
25 May 2022

Enhancing Teaching and Learning of Physical Activity in Irish Medical Curricula

Learning Objectives To enable those attending to understand the national picture for teaching and learning in this area, by describing existing physical activity teaching and assessment in medical curricula in Ireland To promote sharing of experiences between staff, students and recent graduates, and identify examples of best practice and innovation in physical activity leadership, teaching…

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25 May 2022

Digital Connectedness and Regional Growth

Description Rich digital connections support interaction and collaboration between people and organisations and offer us new ways to work, live and learn. In the context of Irish and European education and regional development policy and investment - as well as recent local and global experiences of remote working and remote teaching - this seminar event…

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26 May 2022

The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflection on the Early Years & Childhood Studies Professional Practice Placement as a Community of Practice Experience – Part 4

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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June 2022
02 June 2022

From Graduate to Professional- Making the Transition Smoother for Nutritionists

Learning Objectives Learn how to run a successful one to one consultation business and the skills necessary to work with individual clients Discuss the issues surrounding conflicts of interest and learn how to manage appropriate disclosure of affiliations Outline the procedure for transferring from ANutr to RNutr status with the AfN Learn how to effectively…

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14 June 2022

Using Digital Technologies to Promote Inclusive Learning and Teaching Practices

Learning Objectives Reflect on and share current use of digital technologies to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in initial teacher education in the context of a blended learning environment Consider and apply the principles of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) to promote and implement inclusive teaching and learning approaches Explore how a range of digital…

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17 June 2022

Utilising the Irish Sagas Online Website as a Teaching Tool

Learning Objectives On successful completion of this workshop, particpants should have familiarised themselves with the range of sources and methodologies in use on the Irish Sagas Online website Participants should better understand the potentialities of the Irish Sagas Online website as a teaching resource They should be in a position to use the website and…

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