This report presents a conceptual model for professional development, based on the findings of a comprehensive national consultation process. It highlights the sector’s understanding of professional development, identifies some underlying values for the model and suggestions some teaching and learning domains for structuring the process. It presents some of the ideas and challenges for the model’s implementation and it concludes with some next steps in the professional development process.
A Snapshot of Non-Accredited Continuing Professional Development for those who Teach in Irish Higher Education
This is the third of three snapshot reports arising from the professional development consultation document: Mapping Professional Development Pathways for those who Teach in Higher Education. The purpose of these report is to provide focused in-depth coverage of key topics; accredited, non-accredited and disciplinary engagement with professional development.
The aim of this series of reports is to give readers the opportunity to delve selectively or comprehensively into the underpinning research and benchmarking activity that has informed the proposals and options outlined in the professional development consultation document. Based on structured data-gathering and analysis as well as active engagement with key personnel across the sector, these snapshot reports allow the current arrangements for professional development in Irish higher education to be described and interpreted further in the context of prevailing research literature. This report gives an overview of the non-accredited continuing professional development (CPD) activity currently delivered across the sector.
Mapping Professional Development Pathways for Those Who Teach in Irish Higher Education: Where are we now and where do we want to go?
The National Forum has launched a consultation on proposals for the establishment and management of a professional development framework for those who teach in Irish higher education. The following consultation documents have been written to support this process.
Principles and First Insights from the Sectoral Consultation on Building Digital Capacity in Irish Higher Education
This document articulates an emerging national vision. It states why we must build digital capacity and highlights what next steps we should take to utilise digital technology in the best ways possible in order ensure a creative, engaging exciting and effective learning environment for our students.
Report on Sectoral Dialogue Session (December 2013).