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…

Re-Making the Creative Arts Canon, Re-Imagining the Creative Arts Curriculum

This T&L initiative brings together more than 100 NUI Galway students at undergraduate and postgraduate level working in Music, Film, Drama, English, and Digital Humanities. Together with our partners in Druid Theatre, Irish Theatre Institute, Contemporary Music Centre and Galway Music Residency, we will work together to address the neglect of key figures from the…

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…

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…

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…

Teaching and Learning Enhancement within Disciplines: A Strategic Approach To Institutional Engagement

This T&L initiative provides a model for teaching and learning enhancement at disciplinary level and supports leadership in its implementation. A key focus will be laying the foundation for engagement with the DELTA Framework and awards process. The project will address a key goal of LIT’s Teaching and Learning Strategy to “anchor departmental and disciplinary…

MIC Leaders of the Future

This T&L initiative focuses on student success, empowering students to reach their full potential through the design and delivery of a student leadership programme to MIC staff and students across both the Faculty of Arts and Education during Spring Semester 2020 (N of Students= 120, N of Staff= 10, N of Management = 5). The…

Pilot Mentoring Module for Early Childhood Education and Care Staff involved in Supervising Undergraduate Students on Practicum Placement

First 5, the whole of government strategy for Babies, young children and their families indicates that ECEC educators must be ‘fully prepared for the demands of their professional roles’ (Govt. Ireland, p.112). This involves supervised practicum which plays a crucial role in the formation of ECEC graduates, equipping them to meet the demands of their…

Developing CAPITAL (Curriculum Advancement for Psychology in Teaching, Assessment and Learning)

The purpose of this T&L initiative is to enhance curricular developments in the field of psychology that build on the strong elements of teaching, learning, and assessment that are already present in our existing programmes. The project aims to: 1. Embed new, innovative and evidence-based practices in the teaching, learning, and assessment of psychology 2.…