The enhancement of teaching and learning in Higher Education in Ireland is supported by a number of membership organisations, institutional collaborative networks, discipline specific networks and communities of practice.

The National Forum would like to work in partnership with these groups to support the important role that each plays in the sector.

For information on how to get involved contact

  • Bring together key stakeholders to provide inputs into the support and future development of key networks, projects and communities of practice who actively support the enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
  • Develop a relationship of collaboration and mutual recognition between key stakeholders and the National Forum
  • Recognise the significant inputs and on-going activities of organisations and networks that work at a national level to support the enhancement of teaching and learning.
  • Assist in the development of a national database by the National Forum of all such organisation and their activities.
  • Identify, discuss and address issues of common concern and build a sustainable vision for existing networks and organisations.
  • Engage with the National Forum enhancement theme

Partnership Dialogues are a series of meetings, focus groups, and interviews between the Forum, national networks, and disciplinary groups in order to meet the above objectives. To access the archive on completed work with networks and disciplinary groups please click here.

To date the response has been well-received from national networks and disciplinary groups. Some comments from attendees:

“very useful in meeting the various associations and groups in the T&L space”

“data gathering was helpful for me in terms of what we‚ are doing in our network, made me think more explicitly/critically. Good to meet others from other networks”

“certainly put us on the road to partnership‚”

“Keep it going now; investigated collaborations, started looking at synergies and areas of overlap; made connections with people I had not previously met”

From those initial Partnership Dialogues funding has been allocated to support network activities.

Resources for Educators

If you are an academic and searching for a resource for professional development, education technology, or other teaching and learning issues please check the Forum’s database of Teaching and Learning Partners for the appropriate contact:

Teaching and Learning Networks will be posting their upcoming events at the following link: