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…

Empowering the Fledgling Early Years Professional

The DkIT Parent and Toddler (P&T) group has been developed as a practical and authentic Professional Practice opportunity for year 4 students. It is a unique module within the Early Childhood discipline in Higher Education in Ireland. It facilitates the learner’s transition from supernumerary placement student to autonomous professional. Using an innovative community engagement approach,…

Integrated Formative Feedback for Learning and Growth (iFLAG)

Assessment of students in higher education increasingly emphasises the developmental role of assessment. Thus, the generation of meaningful feedback by teachers on student’s work is necessary to guide student’s future learning and performance. The School of Allied Health at the University of Limerick have introduced written feedback practices on their professional qualification programmes of Dietetics…

DkIT – Embedding Employability

This T&L initiative aims to develop a shared vision of employability at DkIT and a model that programme teams can use to ‘employability-proof’ their programmes. This will support the development of an Institute wide Employability Statement and Framework. This will be done by collaborating with programme teams across all disciplines, students & alumni and industry…

An Inter-Disciplinary Approach for Spatial Skill Development: Supporting First-Year Students in Working with Spatial Information

Numerous research studies have highlighted that young adolescents across the globe often struggle when learning with visual information that includes spatial data. In an increasingly visual world spatial data is now embedded across disparate disciplines including; STEM, Architecture, Business, Geography, and Medicine among others. Both 2-D and 3-D spatial data can be found in drawings,…