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…

Enabling Innovative Teaching and Learning practices within the core discipline areas in the School of Business

This initiative seeks to engage staff and students in developing a tactical plan for innovative T&L in the School of Business. It will identify examples of past, current and prospective innovative teaching and learning practice in the School of Business and enable future innovative capacity within the School. A preliminary examination of existing documentation across…

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.’…

Technology Enhanced Learning in Architecture

This T&L initiative supports our vision to expand blended learning across the Department of Architecture. The transition to more flexible delivery modes and accommodating Work-Based Learning (WBL)/Work-Integrated Learning (WIL), is key to the development of the Department, School of Engineering and the Institute’s Strategic Plan. This initiative will deliver modules in a blended learning format…

Data Analytics to Inform and Enhance Learning (DAnIEL)

This capacity building T&L initiative aims to create accessible learning analytics for learners and lecturers and in doing so, inform and enrich learning in Higher Education. This project will maximise and drive GMIT’s Data for Enhanced Student Success Policy though digital transformation of learning. This initiative will embed and facilitate an inclusive, collaborative and innovative…

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through Programme and Module Evaluation

The purpose of this interdisciplinary T&L initiative is to examine how qualitative and quantitative student feedback and evaluation of teaching approaches, at module and programme level, can support enhancement of the student learning experience and contribute to continuing professional development for staff who teach. The initiative involves two strands: 1. Exploring and piloting a range…

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…