Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Programme and Module Evaluation

The purpose of this interdisciplinary T&L initiative is to examine how qualitative and quantitative student feedback and evaluation of teaching approaches, at module and programme level, can support enhancement of the student learning experience and contribute to continuing professional development for staff who teach. The initiative involves two strands: 1. Exploring and piloting a range…

Teaching, Learning, and Engagement in Science & Engineering – a Collective Endeavour

The College of Science & Engineering was formed in September 2019 by the merger of two separate colleges, each with different long-established models of curricular design, teaching approaches, assessment practices, and disciplinary cultures. Under this T&L initiative, it is proposed to use the unique opportunity presented by this merger to: 1. Undertake a comprehensive review…

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…

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…

UNLOCK: Unlocking Learning Analytics through Student Engagement

The Unlock T&L initiative aims to harness the potential of learning analytics to support student success using student engagement. The initiative will focus on four key elements: 1) Supporting academic units in identifying key areas for enhancing student success based on analysis of the relevant learning analytics, including the Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE),…

Exploring the Creative use of Technologies in Home Economics Education

This showcase provides evidence for a T&L initiative designed to enhance student teachers’ understanding of and ability to engage in the creative use of technology to support teaching and learning in Home Economics education. This intra-institutional team based collaborative approach merges the expertise and enthusiasm of both the Home Economics and Education disciplines in the…

Developing Studio Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Creative Teaching and Learning Approaches

The primary focus of this T&L initiative is to promote innovative ways for students and staff to engage and respond to innovative pedagogies and assessments. The initiative offers a professional development approach to use arts-based instructional strategies, offering an accessible gateway to understand and foster creative pedagogical approaches and adapting Studio Habits of Mind into…

Integrated Formative Feedback for Learning and Growth (iFLAG)

Assessment of students in higher education increasingly emphasises the developmental role of assessment. Thus, the generation of meaningful feedback by teachers on student’s work is necessary to guide student’s future learning and performance. The School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick have introduced written feedback practices on their professional qualification programmes of Dietetics…