In determining the first priority themes, the Board have been guided by current priorities throughout the sector, the national strategy for higher education and most importantly by the knowledge and expertise of teaching and learning champions both nationally an internationally.

The enhancement theme will help to focus expertise and attention on issues of real interest and importance while improving, developing, innovating and transforming the teaching and learning culture and capacity throughout Higher Education institutions in Ireland.

Teaching for Transitions

The ability for learners to make successful transitions at key points in their education is crucial for their development and for the quality of their learning. There are many important transitions that learners have to navigate: the transition from second level to third level, the transition from undergraduate education to employment or to postgraduate research and learning. Other transitions relevant to many learners include the transition from one national culture to another, the transition (in the case of mature learners) from a work-based environment back to an educational one, or the transition from one mode of learning (e.g. full-time, conventional) to another (e.g. distance, blended or e-learning modes). The enhancement theme helps to inform the focus of our activities by stimulating innovation and excellence when it comes to supporting these transitions through effective teaching and learning.

teaching for transistions