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Don O’Neill

Waterford Institute of Technology

February 2022

ePortfolio: Enhancing Student Engagement through Reflective Writing

3rd February @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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 Irish higher education context, and discuss ways to enhance student engagement through reflective writing Speaker: Professor Kathleen Yancey

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I@H: Curriculum Review and Integrating Internationalised Learning Outcomes

15th February

Learning Objectives Identify opportunities for success for all ‘at home’ students through an internationalised curriculum Assess the challenges associated with the implementation of an internationalised curriculum for all ‘at home’ students Evaluate ways to internationalise the curriculum for all through on-going curriculum review processes Reflect on ways to write internationalised learning outcomes and discuss their impact on programme design Speaker: Professor Elspeth Jones

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June 2022

Enhancing Student Engagement in Language Learning: Shared Perspectives

10th June @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learning Objectices Identify student and employer perspectives on language proficiency Analyse the findings of Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) research projects in relation to possibilities for future development Examine student engagement with languages within contemporary culture Ascertain pathways forward for linking the language teaching community in WIT with language and career guidance teachers and industry partners in the South-East region and beyond

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