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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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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Upcoming Events

February 2019
18 February 2019

First steps to introducing ePortfolio

Learning Outcomes: Appraise ePortfolio use in supporting student success in and through their studies Evaluate current models of ePortfolio use in higher education Identify approaches to using ePortfolios for teaching, learning and assessment Examine the facilitators to ePortfolio use Examine how barrier to ePortfolio use can be addressed    

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19 February 2019

Revisiting “research-led teaching”: Integrating teaching and research activities with open science framework

Learning Outcomes Explore definitions of “research-led teaching” and examine one’s own teaching activities through the lens of research (and vice versa) Identify programme-level opportunities for integration of teaching and research within one’s own discipline(s), including opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration Demonstrate basic proficiency with key features of Open Science Framework mapped on to core research skills…

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Innovative teaching across subjects with digital photographs: An inquiry graphics method

Learning Outcome Develop new skills in visual literacy and the use of visual resources in teaching Learn about the latest innovative and engaging approach to visual teaching and learning in higher education termed "Inquiry Graphics", ahead of the Inquiry Graphics book publication Understand how to explore difficult concepts with students and colleagues via graphic resources…

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21 February 2019

Understanding student anxiety and building resilience in the learning environment

Learning Outcomes: Demonstrate awareness of how anxiety and stress contribute to challenging learning experiences Identify strategies used to support students in transition to higher education, to manage their emotions and/or enhance their learning Create environments more conducive to learning and help students perform to their potential Demonstrate an insight into the interaction between emotions, the…

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21 February 2019

Embedding threshold concepts in curriculum design

Learning Outcomes: Describe the pedagogic principles that underpin Threshold Concepts Outline the key attributes associated with Threshold Concepts and their application within disciplines Identify activities that embed the principles of Threshold Concepts into day to day teaching Discuss approaches for incorporating Threshold Concept into teaching and learning Eventbrite registration link

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21 February 2019

Learning from student success: Barriers and facilitators

Learning Outcomes To gain an overview of best practice across institutions in involving and engaging students as partners in discussions about success To learn from student experiences through engaging students as partners in discussions around success across a range of disciplines To learn from students what their needs are in terms of supports to help…

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21 February 2019

Assessment design to promote academic integrity

Learning Outcome Consider the role of assessment design in promoting academic integrity Integrate Academic Integrity Principles in the assessment design process Evaluate own assessment practice in relation to the Academic Integrity Principles Identify ways of involving students to promote and enhance academic integrity

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22 February 2019

Exploring dimensions of educational leadership in times of continuous change

Learning Outcomes: At the close of this seminar the participants will be enabled to: Create opportunities for networked relationships across the educational sector amongst existing and aspiring leaders Contribute to a discussion on the role leaders play in the ongoing improvement and transformation of education institutions Identify the key trends and developments in educational leadership…

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22 February 2019

Cross Cultural Teaching and Learning for Home and International Students

This seminar aims to: Examine context of internationalisation of higher education Overview of teaching and learning context for home and international students Examine internationalisation of the curriculum and pedagogy in practice and benefits for all students Review impact of diverse classrooms on teaching and learning; Overview of teaching strategies Reflect on Challenges and opportunities presented…

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28 February 2019

Joining the dots: Supporting students throughout the student journey

Learning Outcomes: Participants will explore working definitions for ‘Student Success’ for their unit/department/office/campus Participants will be familiar with the research and theory of Student Transitions throughout higher education Participants will be able to identify key transitions, both anticipated and unanticipated, their students may experience and potential strategies to empower Eventbrite registration link will be available…

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