New Report: A Current Overview of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Irish Higher Education

The National Forum has published a new focused research report A Current Overview of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) in Irish Higher Education. This report details an exploration of the current practice relating to the recognition of prior learning in Irish higher education. The research includes a review of the published policies of higher education…


The National Forum’s new publication Briefing Paper on Student Non-Completion on ICT Programmes is available to download

The National Forum has published a Briefing Paper on Non-Completion on ICT Programmes. This report is based on findings from a National Forum-funded research project on student non-completion on ICT programmes led by a team based at the University of Limerick. The Paper summarises international literature on student non-completion with a focus on students of…


Open Forum Presentation & Discussion for T & L Fund 2015

The National Forum is issuing a sector-wide invitation for the Open Forum Presentation & Discussion for its T & L Fund 2015 which takes place on 11th and 12th November 2015, Council Room, Royal Irish Academy Building, Dawson Street, Dublin 2. Click here to download the presentation schedules.

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Launch of The National Summit for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015

We are delighted to be hosting Ireland’s first Teaching and Learning Summit which will take place in The Printworks, Dublin Castle on December 10th 2015. The Summit  represents a timely opportunity to bring very many of our partners together to take stock and to showcase key outputs, activities, resources and knowledge that the Forum has…


National Forum launches A Snapshot of International & National Disciplinary Initiatives for Enhancing T& L

The following are the Key Issues that emerged from the snapshot’s Disciplinary Groups. Reflecting on the Partnership Dialogues initiative and international approaches to supporting disciplinary uptake and engagement with effective and innovative teaching strategies and pedagogies, the following key issues emerged: 1: Disciplinary groups are very diverse and have different priorities, needs and objectives. This…


Winner of the 2015 Expert Award Design Competition

Darragh Sinnott, GMIT Letterfrack is the overall winner of the National Forum’s 2015 Teaching and Learning Teaching  Expert  Award Design Competition.  This year’s runner-up award goes to Zuzana Jezikova, Limerick School of Art & Design. Commenting as this year’s Design Competition winners were announced, Dr Terry Maguire, Director of the National Forum said: “The Forum…