32 projects were funded across 25 Irish higher education institutions through the National Forum’s Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund from 2014 to 2018. These projects involved over 400 members of the Irish higher education community working collaboratively to engage a further 12,500 senior managers, staff and students in the enhancement of teaching and learning over a five-year period. This Forum Insight outlines lessons learned from a review of the impact of these projects regarding how impact can best be achieved, sustained, captured and communicated within the context of teaching and learning in higher education.
Learning about Impact and Looking to the Future: Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund Projects 2014-18
The Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund projects 2014-18 represented an investment of circa €4.74m over five years in teaching and learning in Irish higher education. The evidence presented in this report indicates that this investment resulted in enhanced learning experiences, advances in underpinning systems and structures and a culture of enhancement which has developed significantly in the years since 2014. In addition, Ireland’s international reputation as a leader in the area of teaching and learning was reinforced.
The 40 sources summarised in this document each have an explicit focus on impact and provide useful insights for those wishing to explore the topic
This Forum Insight paper summarises key findings from a piece of qualitative research undertaken by the National Forum to explore the personal and professional approaches to teaching of the first group of Teaching Heroes (2014).
What Does it Take to be a Teaching Hero? Exploring students’ perceptions and experiences of impactful, transformative teaching in Irish Higher Education
Exploring students’ perceptions and experiences of impactful, transformative teaching in Irish Higher Education.