Teaching, Learning, and Engagement in Science & Engineering – a Collective Endeavour

The College of Science & Engineering was formed in September 2019 by the merger of two separate colleges, each with different long-established models of curricular design, teaching approaches, assessment practices, and disciplinary cultures. Under this T&L initiative, it is proposed to use the unique opportunity presented by this merger to: 1. Undertake a comprehensive review…

Structured PhD Module in Research Integrity and Impact in an Open Scholarship Era

Based upon feedback from Trinity schools and students, ‘Research Integrity and Impact in an Open Scholarship Era,’ under this T&L initiative, an existing module for incoming doctoral students will be redesigned from a pedagogical perspective and rebuilt from the ground up, making it applicable across multiple disciplines and contexts. In partnership with students and faculty…

Empowering student learning: Using comparison and feedback as drivers of self-directed learning

This T&L initiative ‘Empowering student learning: Using comparison and feedback as drivers of self-directed learning’ applies a comparison-based approach to feedback generation and use. This is transformative in nature and of immense potential value to both student learning and to teaching practice. It sees students as partners in assessment practices and invites them to take…

NutriPD: Growing Professional Competence in Nutrition – aligning Nutrition Educators in HEIs in Ireland to the national professional development framework and developing graduate competencies to meet accreditation standards.

Nutrition and dietetics professionals are recognised experts in human nutrition science and are best placed to improve the nutrition of individuals and populations. Nutrition is a relatively new and poorly understood profession in Ireland. While dietitians deal with clinical populations and are thus covered by the newly formed body CORU, registered nutritionists deal with healthy…

Pilot Higher Diploma in Engineering (Civil Engineering)

The registered professional title of Chartered Engineer (CEng) is becoming very important for graduate civil engineers. The increasing regulation of the construction industry and the requirement to have competent engineering professionals (i.e. Chartered Engineers) to sign off on construction and civil engineering projects has led to employers seeking graduates who can quickly reach CEng status.…

Design for Blended Learning – Developing Disciplinary Practice

The purpose of this T&L initiative is to develop disciplinary capacity in learning design for blended curriculum delivery. This initiative will equip a discipline programme team, new to this area, with the learning design knowledge and skills and, perhaps most importantly, the time and support to design a programme that uses a blended learning format.…

Enhancing Employability Skills for International Postgraduate Students

National career surveys provide evidence that students with Masters in Business experience increased employment outcomes both in speed to employment post-graduation and salaries obtained. However, for international students employment outcomes are lower. Introduction of career skills modules have been shown in Maynooth to improve domestic student employability and satisfaction; however, they have a lesser impact…

Enhancing Online Language Learning: Training the trainers and engaging the learners

The T&L initiative relates to the teaching of languages online. It proposes the creation of training materials designed to assist teacher trainers, language teachers and students in the transition from the traditional face-to-face to the online environment. Experience shows that existing models, created for non-language subjects, are not adaptable to the structure of online language…