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…

Working Collaboratively to Enhance Provision for those who Teach and Learn Online in Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) is committed to addressing the mission-based compact objective of providing a strong talent pipeline combining knowledge, skills and employability to respond effectively to the needs of our enterprise, public service and community sectors, nationally and regionally. To achieve this ambition, is necessary to expand the number of programmes offered through…

E-portfolios and reflective learning

In line with the National Forum’s strategic priority of professional development for staff, this T&L initiative focuses on augmenting educators’ skills in use of e-portfolios and the teaching of reflective learning processes. The initiative aims to expand the use of e-portfolios across programme teams . E-portfolios are currently used as repositories for assignments across modules…

Enhancing Real World Learning

‘Enhancing Real World Learning’ is a T&L initiative that will enhance the collaborative links with industry that underpin NCAD’s recently established Studio+ / Visual Culture+ programme. Studio Plus / Visual Culture Plus, is an optional additional year between Year 2 and Final Year that offers students an opportunity to immerse themselves in real-world work environments…

Training the trainers: development of school-based online and blended learning expertise

E-learning has enormous potential for enhancing teaching and learning at all levels of the education sector. However, the potential of e-learning is often undermined by academics’ lack of technical (software and hardware) expertise and lack of knowledge of e-learning pedagogies. Consequently, the potential of e-learning remains unfulfilled in many institutions. Ireland’s education sector is increasingly…

Foundation and Futures

Creating a shared framework of excellence for teaching and learning across NCAD involves embedding a shared academic ethos across all aspects of our teaching and learning practices. Working toward a DELTA Award provides a useful scaffolding for this. Over the lifetime of this ‘Foundations and Futures’ T&L initiative, we will focus on ‘taking stock’ of…