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.…

Developing a Self-study of Teacher Education Practice (S-STEP) Hub: Improving Teaching & Learning

The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop an S-STEP hub within MIC that informs and enhances teaching and learning. The initiative objectives are to: • Improve teaching and learning by establishing inter-disciplinary collaboration and feedback processes that inform innovation in teaching, thereby enhancing students’ learning experiences • Foster a culture of sharing and…

Enhancing Teaching and Learning through collaborative engagement and dissemination of best practice

Since 2014, the Teaching and learning Unit at CIT has developed a number of Institute wide T&L initiatives designed to enhance the educational experience of students and the professional development of staff. Specifically, we have supported projects across multiple departments, schools and faculties with over 100 education-based development projects funded since 2015. These initiatives have…

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,…

Development of a Strategy and Framework for a Digital Learner Support Hub

The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop an action plan, structure and mechanisms for a digital learner support hub, available to all UL’s learning centres (LCs) to facilitate blended and fully-online delivery of our supplemental academic learner support schemes, to complement existing face-to-face ones. UL’s learning centres play a crucial role in the…

Supporting International students across the Connacht Ulster Alliance through the implementation of an Online English Language Support Programme

The aim of this multi-campus T&L initiative is to provide IT Sligo, LYIT and GMIT international students (or students for whom English is not their first language) with high quality online English language support that includes live online lectures, online video lessons and tests. The Course Tutor will use a suite of diverse software programmes…