Developing Team Based Learning as a Unique Student-Centred Pedagogy (USP)

Team Based Learning (TBL) is a student-centred approach to learning whereby students work together in the same diverse, self-managed teams throughout a module. In meta-analytic studies, TBL has been associated with better learning outcomes than more traditional “lecture style” approaches (Liu and Beaujean, 2017). Studies have also demonstrated the advantages of TBL in terms of…

Working Collaboratively to Enhance Provision for those who Teach and Learn Online in Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is committed to addressing the mission-based compact objective of providing a strong talent pipeline combining knowledge, skills and employability to respond effectively to the needs of our enterprise, public service and community sectors, nationally and regionally. To achieve this ambition, is necessary to expand the number of programmes offered through…

E-portfolios and reflective learning

In line with the National Forum’s strategic priority of professional development for staff, this T&L initiative focuses on augmenting educators’ skills in use of e-portfolios and the teaching of reflective learning processes. The initiative aims to expand the use of e-portfolios across programme teams . E-portfolios are currently used as repositories for assignments across modules…

Training the trainers: development of school-based online and blended learning expertise

E-learning has enormous potential for enhancing teaching and learning at all levels of the education sector. However, the potential of e-learning is often undermined by academics’ lack of technical (software and hardware) expertise and lack of knowledge of e-learning pedagogies. Consequently, the potential of e-learning remains unfulfilled in many institutions. Ireland’s education sector is increasingly…

Structured PhD Module in Research Integrity and Impact in an Open Scholarship Era

Based upon feedback from Trinity schools and students, ‘Research Integrity and Impact in an Open Scholarship Era,’ under this T&L initiative, an existing module for incoming doctoral students will be redesigned from a pedagogical perspective and rebuilt from the ground up, making it applicable across multiple disciplines and contexts. In partnership with students and faculty…

Gateway to Digital Assessment: Partners in Learning

Digital assessment is assessment made possible through digital technologies (JISC 2010). It requires students to apply different skills than they would in traditional assessments and can lead assessors to rethink how and why they assess. Gateway to Digital Assessment supports digital learning at Trinity by enabling the development of a shared understanding of digital assessment between staff and students.…

Empowering student learning: Using comparison and feedback as drivers of self-directed learning

This T&L initiative ‘Empowering student learning: Using comparison and feedback as drivers of self-directed learning’ applies a comparison-based approach to feedback generation and use. This is transformative in nature and of immense potential value to both student learning and to teaching practice. It sees students as partners in assessment practices and invites them to take…