Inaugural DELTA Awardees Announced

Press Release INAUGURAL DELTA AWARDEES ANNOUNCED Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment Awards 2018 Eleven projects from seven higher level institutions were announced as Awardees at the inaugural DELTA (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning, Teaching and Assessment) awards in Dublin this evening (Wednesday 21st March).  The awards were presented by the Minister for Higher Education,…

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Minister for Higher Education Announces Shortlist for Inaugural DELTA Awards 2018

PRESS RELEASE Minister for Higher Education Announces Shortlist for Inaugural DELTA Awards 2018. Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment Awards 2018 The Minister for Higher Education, Mary Mitchell O’Connor, T.D., today (Thursday 8 March 2018) announced the shortlist for the inaugural DELTA Awards 2018.  The DELTA awards (Disciplinary Excellence in Learning Teaching and Assessment)…

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January 2022
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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04 February 2022

Using MS OneNote for Practical and Portfolio Assessment

Learning Objectives Obtain an overview on the use of MS OneNote for practical work and portfolios Establish sustainable workflows for managing student engagement, submission, and feedback of assessment Explore student perspectives of using MS OneNote Share best practice in assessment of practical and portfolio work

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