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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Ireland’s National Awards Honour the Best Higher Education Teachers in the Country

PRESS RELEASE  Ireland’s National Awards Honour the Best Higher Education Teachers in the Country  The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (today Thursday 10 December 2015, The Printworks, Dublin Castle) hosts Ireland’s Summit for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015, which culminates in the presentation of 16 awards…

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Live Stream: The National Summit for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education 2015

The National Forum are live streaming its first Teaching and Learning Summit from The Printworks, Dublin Castle today, December 10th 2015 from 10AM. Visit http://media.heanet.ie/live/b2ff233984221046e787b8bb3f78c857 Follow the event on Twitter through our hashtag #summitTL15 For those unable to attend or tune in live, a recording will be made available. For more information on the Teaching…

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Ireland’s National Awards Honour the Best Higher Education Teachers in the Country

PRESS RELEASE  Ireland’s National Awards Honour the Best Higher Education Teachers in the Country  The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (today Thursday 10 December 2015, The Printworks, Dublin Castle) hosts Ireland’s Summit for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2015, which culminates in the presentation of 16 awards…

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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…

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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…

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