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,…

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…

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…

VISIONING THE FUTURE: Artistic Doctorates in Creative Practice

This T&L initiative focuses on developing innovative integrated pedagogies, support structures and protocols for Artistic Doctorates in Creative Practice within Ireland. Artistic Doctorates are practice-based PhDs that include artistic practice, on an equal footing with critical writing. There is currently no nationally recognised pedagogical protocol related to Artistic Doctorates within Ireland, and this application represents…

Enhanced Active LEarning in Virology, cell culture and moleculAr bioTEchnology (ELEVATE)

Innovative approaches to implement active/performative learning in Cell Culture and Molecular Biotechnology (MB) are urgently needed (The case for supporting Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing in Ireland, NIBRT 2018; National Skills Bulletin, 2017). At local level, this is highlighted via student feedback and external examiner reviews. Industry stakeholders and government policy reports have also documented…

Teaching Environmental Law for Policy Innovation and Impact

Based in the Centre for Law and the Environment at UCC, this T&L initiative will involve the design, development and testing of a series of innovative models of experiential learning in the field of environmental law and policy. The models are intended to be transferable to other areas of law and beyond the discipline of…

Simulation in Nursing and Midwifery (SINM) Project

This T&L initiative is a Simulation in Nursing and Midwifery (SINM) project that introduces simulation technology pedagogy into Year 4 BSc Nursing and BSc Midwifery programmes at University of Limerick. Aligned to the Teaching and Learning Practice pillar of the DELTA Framework (National Forum 2019), this student centred approach supports nursing and midwifery students in…

Digital Methods and Data Literacy

This interdisciplinary T&L initiative will embed digital methodologies and data literacy into teaching and learning across UCD. It will: • Develop a structured elective pathway in ‘Digital Methods and Data Literacy’ which can be taken by any undergraduate student • Deliver modules and facilitate student projects that develop students’ transferable digital skills, competence in using…