“What Works and Why?” TEL Week Partnership (7-11 March 2016)

The “What Works and Why?” partnership will run a 2015/16 TEL week that will be led by Dublin City University  and partners Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) and Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT). This project will run from 7 to 11 March 2016. TEL Week aims to build digital literacy and engagement for students and teachers…

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TEL Week February/ March 2016 – Events Near You

Antrim / Ulster Region Armagh / Ulster Region Carlow / Leinster Region Cavan / Ulster Region Clare / Munster Region Cork / Munster Region Cork City / Munster Region Donegal / Ulster Region Down / Ulster Region Dublin City / Leinster Region Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown / Leinster Region Fermanagh / Ulster Region Fingal / Leinster Region…

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Forum-funded 2015/16 TEL Week programme underway with the Shannon Consortium’s TEL Week

The National Forum-funded 2015/16 TEL Week programme got underway with the Shannon Consortium’s TEL Week covering a series of sector-wide “Take one Step Days” TEL Roadshows in the six Shannon Consortium campuses over a five-week period from 11 February to 8 March. Consortium partners University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology…

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National Forum & USI Launch Teaching Hero Awards

Union of Students in Ireland (USI) and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education today launched the 2016 “Teaching Hero Awards”. The awards are a collaborative effort of the Forum and USI. The Teaching Hero Award is the only student-led national teaching award in Ireland. This year’s theme of…

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New Report: A Conceptual Model for the Professional Development of those who Teach in Irish Higher Education: Report on the Findings of the Consultation Process (January 2016).

This report presents a conceptual model for professional development, based on the findings of a comprehensive national consultation process. It highlights the sector’s understanding of professional development, identifies some underlying values for the model and suggestions some teaching and learning domains for structuring the process. It presents some of the ideas and challenges for the…

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New Report: A Snapshot Of Non-accredited Continuing Professional Development For Those Who Teach In Irish Higher Education (December 2015)

This is the third of three snapshot reports arising from the professional development consultation document: Mapping Professional Development Pathways for those who Teach in Higher Education. The purpose of these report is to provide focused in-depth coverage of key topics; accredited, non-accredited and disciplinary engagement with professional development. The aim of this series of reports…

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New Briefing Paper – Reaching Out: A Student-Led Exploration of Non-Completion

The USI/Forum led Reaching Out Research Project provides an account of students’ experiences of leaving higher education.  It provides anonymised vignettes of students who left higher education in 2014/15, these deeply personal accounts show the range of factors which affected students who left. This research continues in 2015/16 and will capture the experiences of students…

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