Teaching Environmental Law for Policy Innovation and Impact

Based in the Centre for Law and the Environment at UCC, this T&L initiative will involve the design, development and testing of a series of innovative models of experiential learning in the field of environmental law and policy. The models are intended to be transferable to other areas of law and beyond the discipline of…

Simulation in Nursing and Midwifery (SINM) Project

This T&L initiative is a Simulation in Nursing and Midwifery (SINM) project that introduces simulation technology pedagogy into Year 4 BSc Nursing and BSc Midwifery programmes at University of Limerick. Aligned to the Teaching and Learning Practice pillar of the DELTA Framework (National Forum 2019), this student centred approach supports nursing and midwifery students in…

Students as partners in a Social Justice learning environment

Social Justice is a new, interdisciplinary university subject, with two undergraduate programmes at UCD. Student participation is crucial to the programmes’ ethos but is under-developed in practice. This T&L initiative employs the DELTA framework to systematically reflect on and enhance Social Justice teaching and learning practice pertaining to students as partners (SAP). It is structured…

Embedding virtual reality (VR) radiography training to enhance the student learning experience.

The aim of this T&L initiative is to embed a virtual reality (VR) radiography simulator throughout the Radiography programmes to enhance skills development and provide improved feedback opportunities. Obtaining expertise is directly linked to the time devoted to practice of such skills, however, the current pedagogical approach could be enhanced through the use of VR…

Enhancing Intercultural Communication with scenario-based online resources.

This T&L initiative aims to enhance the teaching of Intercultural Communication (ICC) at undergraduate and graduate levels, by implementing a student-centred approach using innovative online resources. Our team programme clearly identified ICC as an area that needs enhancements in terms of content, method of delivery & assessment in order to be offered, not only at…

VISIONING THE FUTURE: Artistic Doctorates in Creative Practice

This T&L initiative focuses on developing innovative integrated pedagogies, support structures and protocols for Artistic Doctorates in Creative Practice within Ireland. Artistic Doctorates are practice-based PhDs that include artistic practice, on an equal footing with critical writing. There is currently no nationally recognised pedagogical protocol related to Artistic Doctorates within Ireland, and this application represents…

Enhanced Active LEarning in Virology, cell culture and moleculAr bioTEchnology (ELEVATE)

Innovative approaches to implement active/performative learning in Cell Culture and Molecular Biotechnology (MB) are urgently needed (The case for supporting Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing in Ireland, NIBRT 2018; National Skills Bulletin, 2017). At local level, this is highlighted via student feedback and external examiner reviews. Industry stakeholders and government policy reports have also documented…

The BIM-Futures Toolkit: Designing, developing and piloting a professional development capacity framework for staff, students and industry stakeholders involved in BIM-related practice

The BIM-Futures ToolkitDesigning, developing and piloting a professional development capacity framework for staff, students and industry stakeholders involved in BIM-related practice The Project Team Project Lead Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Primary Contact Dr. Mark Kelly Department of Building and Civil Engineering GMIT mark.kelly@gmit.ie Overview The Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Futures Toolkit: Designing, developing and…

Reimagining Experiential Academic Learning (REAL) Project

Reimagining Experiential Academic Learning (REAL) The Project Team Project Lead Letterkenny Institute of Technology Project Partners University of Limerick Institute of Technology Carlow Primary Contact Siobhan Cullen Letterkenny Institute of Technology siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie Brónagh Heverin Letterkenny Institute of Technology bronagh.haverin@lyit.ie Overview Clinical legal education is a form of experiential learning that enhances law students’ practical legal…

The Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX): Connecting Teaching, Research and Practice in Initial Teacher Education

The Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX)Connecting Teaching, Research and Practice in Initial Teacher Education The Project Team Project Lead Mary Immaculate College Project Partners University of Limerick National University of Ireland Galway Marino Institute of Education Primary Contact Marie Ryan Mary Immaculate College marie.ryan@mic.ul.ie Overview The Teachers’ Research Exchange is an online community of practice for…