Harnessing the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning, wellbeing and student success: the interdisciplinary creation and piloting of an innovative online digital badge (DB) for higher education academic and academic support services staff

Bookended by puberty and culturally defined adult roles, it is now accepted that adolescence extends from 10-24 years, meaning that the majority of undergraduates are still adolescents, without fully developed cognitive, social, emotional and self-regulatory capacities. With the curriculum as the only point of guaranteed contact between a HEI and its students, under this T&L…

Supporting Teaching and Learning of Open Research Principles and Practices

Accessible, student-centred, evidence-based open research education will enhance student capacity to implement open research practices. Open research involves increasing transparency and accessibility across all research stages and is recognised as best practice. There is a critical need for education on principles and practices of open research explicitly for undergraduate and masters students, with complementary content…

Medication safety: inter-professional teaching and learning using simulation

This T&L initiative identifies that there is an urgent need to develop an alternative approach to the teaching of medication safety, one that recognises the need for integration between disciplines. Medication error is the most preventable cause of patient harm. Over 20% of patients in Cork hospitals experience medication error. Poor communication between doctors, pharmacists…

Digital Methods and Data Literacy

This interdisciplinary T&L initiative will embed digital methodologies and data literacy into teaching and learning across UCD. It will: • Develop a structured elective pathway in ‘Digital Methods and Data Literacy’ which can be taken by any undergraduate student • Deliver modules and facilitate student projects that develop students’ transferable digital skills, competence in using…

Creating a Core Academic Integrity Model for plagiarism avoidance. Delivering a universal cross discipline approach to student engagement and education around writing with integrity and avoiding plagiarism.

This T&L initiative will: • Ensure that every student is aware of their role in avoiding plagiarism and has opportunity to receive early, timely, consistent and uniform information and guidance on Academic Integrity in their writing, before they submit their first assignment • Make students aware of resources and supports for developing skills in referencing,…