Harnessing the power and potential of adolescent brain and behaviour for enhanced learning, wellbeing and student success: the interdisciplinary creation and piloting of an innovative online digital badge (DB) for higher education academic and academic support services staff

Bookended by puberty and culturally defined adult roles, it is now accepted that adolescence extends from 10-24 years, meaning that the majority of undergraduates are still adolescents, without fully developed cognitive, social, emotional and self-regulatory capacities. With the curriculum as the only point of guaranteed contact between a HEI and its students, under this T&L…

Embedding virtual reality (VR) radiography training to enhance the student learning experience.

The aim of this T&L initiative is to embed a virtual reality (VR) radiography simulator throughout the Radiography programmes to enhance skills development and provide improved feedback opportunities. Obtaining expertise is directly linked to the time devoted to practice of such skills, however, the current pedagogical approach could be enhanced through the use of VR…

Supporting Teaching and Learning of Open Research Principles and Practices

Accessible, student-centred, evidence-based open research education will enhance student capacity to implement open research practices. Open research involves increasing transparency and accessibility across all research stages and is recognised as best practice. There is a critical need for education on principles and practices of open research explicitly for undergraduate and masters students, with complementary content…

Enhancing Intercultural Communication with scenario-based online resources.

This T&L initiative aims to enhance the teaching of Intercultural Communication (ICC) at undergraduate and graduate levels, by implementing a student-centred approach using innovative online resources. Our team programme clearly identified ICC as an area that needs enhancements in terms of content, method of delivery & assessment in order to be offered, not only at…

Medication safety: inter-professional teaching and learning using simulation

This T&L initiative identifies that there is an urgent need to develop an alternative approach to the teaching of medication safety, one that recognises the need for integration between disciplines. Medication error is the most preventable cause of patient harm. Over 20% of patients in Cork hospitals experience medication error. Poor communication between doctors, pharmacists…

The BIM-Futures Toolkit: Designing, developing and piloting a professional development capacity framework for staff, students and industry stakeholders involved in BIM-related practice

The BIM-Futures ToolkitDesigning, developing and piloting a professional development capacity framework for staff, students and industry stakeholders involved in BIM-related practice The Project Team Project Lead Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology Primary Contact Dr. Mark Kelly Department of Building and Civil Engineering GMIT mark.kelly@gmit.ie Overview The Building Information Modelling (BIM) – Futures Toolkit: Designing, developing and…

Reimagining Experiential Academic Learning (REAL) Project

Reimagining Experiential Academic Learning (REAL) The Project Team Project Lead Letterkenny Institute of Technology Project Partners University of Limerick Institute of Technology Carlow Primary Contact Siobhan Cullen Letterkenny Institute of Technology siobhan.cullen@lyit.ie Brónagh Heverin Letterkenny Institute of Technology bronagh.haverin@lyit.ie Overview Clinical legal education is a form of experiential learning that enhances law students’ practical legal…

The Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX): Connecting Teaching, Research and Practice in Initial Teacher Education

The Teachers’ Research Exchange (T-REX)Connecting Teaching, Research and Practice in Initial Teacher Education The Project Team Project Lead Mary Immaculate College Project Partners University of Limerick National University of Ireland Galway Marino Institute of Education Primary Contact Marie Ryan Mary Immaculate College marie.ryan@mic.ul.ie Overview The Teachers’ Research Exchange is an online community of practice for…

Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges (DISCs)

Disciplines Inquiring into Societal Challenges (DISCs) The Project Team Project Lead University College Cork Project Partners Dublin City University Maynooth University Primary Contact Dr. Karl Kitching University College Cork K.Kitching@ucc.ie Overview We live in a diverse society, but diversity of thought and experience is not always reflected in the classroom. The DISCs project will support…

Higher Education Language Educators’ Competences (HELECs)

HELECsHigher Education Language Educators’ Competences The Project Team Project Lead University College Cork Project Partners Waterford Institute of Technology Dublin City University Maynooth University   Primary Contact Dr Emma Riordan University College Cork emma.riordan@ucc.ie Overview This project addresses the goals of the national languages’ strategy, Languages Connect, published in December 2017 by the Department of Education and Skills,…