(Aligning Teaching and Learning across the Technological Sector)

The Project Team

Project Lead
Athlone Institute of Technology

Project Partners
Dundalk Institute of Technology
Institute of Technology Carlow
Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology

Primary Contact
Nuala Harding
Athlone Institute of Technology


Using a reflective and evidence-based approach, ATLAS sought to interpret the National Professional Development Framework within the context of existing accredited provision across technological higher education institutions in Ireland. This was undertaken with a view to examining and addressing specific professional development needs. All accredited professional development modules and programmes in teaching and learning within the partner institutes were mapped. This involved seven institutions, six major awards and 49 modules/special purpose awards. The process included consultations with programme staff and graduates. Using an iterative approach, the partners mapped and interpreted existing provision using the Professional Development Framework. A bespoke mapping tool and consultation pack was developed to support educational developers in using the framework to review and develop programmes. This is now available for use and can be accessed below.


Final Project Review (March 2018)

Project Work Plan

Project Work Plan Template