BioLabPrep: maximising learning in the laboratory environment

This T&L initiative addresses pillar two of the DELTA Framework- Teaching and Learning Practice – through the development of effective pre-practical activities to support student learning in biological science. Laboratory-based practical classes are a cornerstone of high-quality teaching and learning in science. Students cannot develop a full understanding of scientific concepts without insights developed via…

Enabling Innovative Teaching and Learning practices within the core discipline areas in the School of Business

This initiative seeks to engage staff and students in developing a tactical plan for innovative T&L in the School of Business. It will identify examples of past, current and prospective innovative teaching and learning practice in the School of Business and enable future innovative capacity within the School. A preliminary examination of existing documentation across…

Technology Enhanced Learning in Architecture

This T&L initiative supports our vision to expand blended learning across the Department of Architecture. The transition to more flexible delivery modes and accommodating Work-Based Learning (WBL)/Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), is key to the development of the Department, School of Engineering and the Institute’s Strategic Plan. This initiative will deliver modules in a blended learning format…

Developing a Self-study of Teacher Education Practice (S-STEP) Hub: Improving Teaching & Learning

The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop an S-STEP hub within MIC that informs and enhances teaching and learning. The initiative objectives are to: • Improve teaching and learning by establishing inter-disciplinary collaboration and feedback processes that inform innovation in teaching, thereby enhancing students’ learning experiences • Foster a culture of sharing and…

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through collaborative engagement and dissemination of best practice

Since 2014, the Teaching and learning Unit at CIT has developed a number of Institute wide T&L initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience of students and the professional development of staff. Specifically, we have supported projects across multiple departments, schools and faculties with over 100 education-based development projects funded since 2015. These initiatives have…

Empowering the Fledgling Early Years Professional

The DkIT Parent and Toddler (P&T) group has been developed as a practical and authentic Professional Practice opportunity for year 4 students. It is a unique module within the Early Childhood discipline in Higher Education in Ireland. It facilitates the learner’s transition from supernumerary placement student to autonomous professional. Using an innovative community engagement approach,…

Using electronic notebooks to enhance laboratory practical sessions, enquiry-based learning and project supervision in the School of Science.

Scientific reporting and notebook keeping are essential skills for students’ laboratory practices and their future professional careers. The use of electronic notebooks (eNBs) is becoming increasingly popular across science, pharmaceutical and food science sectors and is now a desirable attribute for science graduates. Anecdotally, industry contacts are increasingly requesting that students be skilled in the…

The Creative Cognition Framework (CCF)

IADT’s DELTA award-winning document articulated the interdisciplinary and critical conditions needed for effective and meaningful Art & Design education. Since then, a member of the team has developed the Creative Cognition Framework (CCF), a tool that aims to help educators critically consider and build learning experiences in Art & Design. For Art and Design educators,…

Teaching and Learning Enhancement within Disciplines: A Strategic Approach To Institutional Engagement

This T&L initiative provides a model for teaching and learning enhancement at disciplinary level and supports leadership in its implementation. A key focus will be laying the foundation for engagement with the DELTA Framework and awards process. The project will address a key goal of LIT’s Teaching and Learning Strategy to “anchor departmental and disciplinary…

Developing CAPITAL (Curriculum Advancement for Psychology in Teaching, Assessment and Learning)

The purpose of this T&L initiative is to enhance curricular developments in the field of psychology that build on the strong elements of teaching, learning, and assessment that are already present in our existing programmes. The project aims to: 1. Embed new, innovative and evidence-based practices in the teaching, learning, and assessment of psychology 2.…