Practice Based Learning in the Social Sciences

This T&L initiative aims to improve the role of practice based learning in the Social Sciences, by building on established expertise in both Law and Political Science, where the team leads have developed unique approaches to practice based learning, combining simulations, role-based games and assessment oriented towards delivering real-world impact, through policy submissions to local…

A digital badged blended learning award and policy for developing quality assured digital badge awards

The digital badged blended learning award aims to create the right circumstances and an empowering setting to realise the potential for digital badges within WIT. This T&L initiative is a pilot project to enable WIT staff in designing, developing and delivering their own digital badges. The work will begin with a review of Digital Badge…

Technology Enhanced Learning Curriculum Development and Accreditation (30 Credits, Level 9, Minor Award)

This T&L initiative aims to enhance the teaching capacity of WIT’s School of Lifelong Learning and Education (SOLLE) academic staff through the adoption of technology, infrastructure; and pedagogical models. It will deliver three tangible outputs, namely: 1. Programme Design and Accreditation: This phase will focus on the design and accreditation of a specific programme for…

Innovative Means of Promoting Positive Engagement of Students, Staff and Stakeholders

The strategies of WIT and its School of Humanities focus on student engagement and accessibility of teaching and learning practices as priorities. Under this T&L initiative, the School of Humanities are undertaking three distinct yet complementary projects which seek to promote this engagement: Language Learning: Understanding the Student and Employer Needs In response to the…

TutorStack: Tutors Engagement Dashboard & Media Production Enhancement

Virtual Learning Environments (VLEs) are central to the learner and educator experience. They have the potential to open up learning opportunities to a significant community of students for whom traditional in-class participation may not be possible. An effective VLE must include support for instructional design, learner community fostering and communication, teamwork, media production and management,…

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…

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…

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 Cork Institute of Technology, who are proposing a similar initiative, with the intention that the process, resources and findings…

Development of a blended learning Careers and Employability (10 ECTS) module for PhD students delivered in partnership with industry

This T&L initiative will focus on the development of a blended learning 10 ECTS module on Careers and Employability for PhD students that could be used as part of a structured PhD programme or for continuing professional development. It will harness the potential of digital technologies, will be delivered in collaboration with industry partners from…

Embedding Sustainability across the Curriculum and Beyond – Stimulating Active Citizenship for Possible Sustainable Futures

The National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) 2014-2020 (Department of Education and Skills, 2014) aims to ‘ensure that education…equips leaners with the relevant knowledge, the key dispositions and skills and the values that will motivate and empower them throughout their lives to become informed citizens who take action for a more sustainable future.’…