The National Forum funded a number of focused research projects which informed the Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme 2013-15. Project teams were selected from higher education institutions across the sector following a competitive process facilitated by an international panel. Successful proposals were then developed further and scoped in partnership with the National Forum. The following are the seven focused research projects funded under the Teaching for Transitions Enhancement Theme:
The National Forum carried out research projects in partnership with representatives of bodies from across the sector, building upon the findings of Forum-Commissioned research projects:
The National Forum partnered with the Irish Research Council to award a number of postgraduate scholarships in 2014 and 2015. The National Forum scholars were selected through the Irish Research Council process for the award of postgraduate scholarships.
Survey of Student Digital Experiences
As part of the National Forum strategic priority Teaching and Learning in a Digital World, the National Forum will co-ordinate a national survey of the digital engagement, experiences and expectations of students in Irish higher education in autumn 2019.
Investigating the Teaching Practices of Impactful Teachers
This project aims to explore how award-winning teachers approach their teaching practice and to understand how they explain their practice and in particular the impact of their teaching. Participants were chosen from among recipients of the National Forum Teaching Hero Awards. The report from this research is due to be published in spring 2020.