Computational Science: A Collaborative Approach to Engaging Stage 1 Science Students in Computational Thinking

Given the rising importance of computation in modern science, UCD’s status as the university of first choice for science undergraduates in Ireland, and its research-intensive focus, it is imperative that our science graduates possess the computational skills and thinking required for the knowledge economy. The main outcome of this T&L initiative will be the design,…

Developing Responsive Leadership to Support the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Across Disciplines

This T&L initiative is a pilot that will enable responsive academic leadership practices by developing School disciplinary leadership teams to lead enhancement locally, and horizontally, across four disciplinary sites within the University. Student engagement from a learner and teacher perspective will be the central theme around which the project activities will be developed, with students…

The MakerMap: linking spaces, knowledge and people in support of creative, inquiry-based, interdisciplinary connection making on and off campus

The aim of this T&L initiative is to establish UCC as a national leader in makerspaces for interdisciplinary teaching, learning and research. A makerspace is “a collaborative space…for making, learning, exploring…open to kids, adults, students, staff, entrepreneurs…has a variety of equipment including 3D printers, laser cutters, sewing machines…[1]”. Makerspaces already exist in UCC, in Cork…

Developing a Connected Curriculum: Integrating the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals within UCC’s Curriculum

UCC’s Academic Strategy commits the university to developing a “Connected Curriculum” with sustainability featured as one of six thematic areas. This reflects the government’s National Strategy on Education for Sustainable Development as well as a growing international literature highlighting the need for HE curricula to reorient towards the SDGs. This reorientation involves not just teaching…

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,…

Rethinking the Crit

Rethinking the Crit The Project Team Project Lead Dublin Institute of Technology Project Partners University of Limerick Cork Institute of Technology University College Dublin Primary Contact Orna Hanly Dublin Institute of Technology orna.hanly@dit.ie Overview Assessment in architecture and creative arts schools has traditionally adopted a ‘one size fits all’ approach by using the ‘crit’, where…