EAT-PD: Enabling Academic Transitions through Professional Development

This T&L initiative focuses on enabling excellence during key academic transitions, i.e. academic staff as they transition into higher education (HE) and faculty leaders as they transition into and through management. It represents a collaboration with Institute of Technology, Tralee who are proposing a similar initiative with the intention that the process, resources and findings…

From Passion to Action: Student Social Innovation (SSI)

PASSION- from Passion to Action – educating Students in Social InnovatiON, is a T&L initiative concerned with upskilling, enabling and empowering academic staff to embed social innovation and entrepreneurship in their disciplines, so that they can foster in their students the behaviour, skills, thinking and attitude in devising, testing and launching sustainable innovative solutions to…

Supporting Student Success in information literacy: a blended approach

This T&L initiative is the design and implementation of a self-directed blended learning information literacy programme aimed at students transitioning to higher education. Transitioning to higher education is one of the most difficult times for a student, as they experience numerous issues which might influence their decision to withdraw from higher education (Terenzini et al.,…

Fostering deliberate practice in critical analytical writing for postgraduate learners

In order for learners of any discipline to internalise the competencies necessary to successfully perform at postgraduate level, opportunities for deliberate, scaffolded practice (Sadler, 2010) in critical analytical writing are required. This T&L initiative is a human-centred design (HCD) study in which an evidence-informed digital system to enable self and peer assessment and support a…

A Blended Approach for Pharmacy Technician Studies

This T&L initiative involves the development of a current level 7 integrated add-on programme to the existing level 6 Certificate in Pharmacy Technician Studies (PTS) in blended mode. In response to changes in the role of Pharmacy Technicians in community and hospital pharmacy and the current consideration of regulation, principles of constructive alignment were used…

Virtual Reality-based Learning Experience

Virtual Reality is the term used to describe 3D computer generated environments in which a person becomes immersed using a headset. While part of the virtual world the person is able to manipulate objects and/or perform a series of actions and so participate actively in the virtual environment. The diverse educational and learning applications of…

Transnational Education and Collaboratory for Health (TEACH CoLab)

The overall aim of this T&L initiative, TEACH CoLab (Transnational Education and Community Health Collaboratory), is to develop a sustainable model for sharing good practice and effective approaches to teaching and learning across disciplines and institutions. TEACH CoLab will strengthen network links between disciplines in WIT across three Schools using learnings from a pilot project…

TUDublin IMPACT: Re-imagining a Multi-Disciplinary approach to programme design and development

This T&L initiative aims to build capacity by supporting projects that maximise the value of the University’s current T&L practices and that meet the T&L strategy and student experience definition developed through the Theme one project. This will be achieved by: • Identification of Critical areas for development through an audit of existing projects and…

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…