The National Forum, in partnership with the Irish Research Council, awarded National Forum Postgraduate Scholarships for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education in 2014 and 2015. These scholarships were linked to the National Forum’s Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme 2013-15. The National Forum Scholars were selected through the Irish Research Council process for the award of postgraduate scholarships. Scholars liaised with the National Forum core team, to share emerging research findings, to collaborate with other Forum scholars, and to participate in National Forum events.
The scholarship of teaching and learning in higher education underpins all National Forum work. These Scholarships contributed to this evidence-informed approach, with their focus on developing new understandings in supporting transitions through enhanced teaching and learning.
Insights from the National Forum Scholars, gathered at the end of their studies, in December 2017, are presented below