This badge is focused on introducing and enabling you to think more critically about your teaching and moreover about your students learning. We already know you are an expert in your disciplinary area and delivering content rich lectures will be something you are very capable of doing. However, this badge aims to increase your awareness of how you are delivering the material.


Each badge requires approximately 25 learner effort hours. This may include workshop-based and independent learning. There are a number of learner activities to be successfully completed and these are aligned to each of the badge criteria.

For more information on upcoming workshops to earn this badge, please visit upcoming PD digital badge workshops. Alternatively, contact your teaching & learning unit or the local National Forum associate in your institution for more information.

All digital badge programmes are based on open-access materials. If you are interested in issuing certified National Forum Professional Development Digital Badges, please click here to learn more or sign up.

Facilitators are required to check that earners have met the requirements to earn a badge. The criteria has been laid out in the badge metadata document within each of the badge material packages and is also embedded within the digital badge.

Yes, you can download the packaged (.zip) badge materials developed for facilitators by clicking here. Each package contains all materials required to facilitate the programme.

All the materials have been developed (or adapted, subject to licence permissions) for use under a CC BY-NC 4.0 licence. Where available, eLearning packages (Tin Can/Experience API) are available for download for use on your institutional VLE/LMS.

eLearning Materials

Teaching Strategies for (New) Lecturers

Following a call to identify teams to develop a digital badge for a particular competence cluster in Irish higher education, the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has developed this badge in partnership with:

Lead Developer/s

  • Dr Eileen O’Leary
    Department of Physical Sciences and Teaching and Learning Unit, CIT

Collaborative Partner/s

  • Mareese Birmingham
    Teaching and Learning Unit, CIT
  • Dr Tom O’Mahony
    Teaching and Learning Unit, CIT
  • Linda O’Sullivan
    Teaching and Learning Unit, CIT
  • Dr Gearoid O’Suilleabhain
    Technology Enhanced Learning Department, CIT
  • Darragh Coakley
    Technology Enhanced Learning Department, CIT
  • Roisin Garvey
    Technology Enhanced Learning Department, CIT
  • Shane Cronin
    Technology Enhanced Learning Department, CIT


The learner should be able to:

  • Reflect on and document issues with your own teaching to date
  • Discuss some video case studies
  • Develop a reader response to some references on active learning
  • Implement and reflect on a teaching strategy to overcome any of the teaching and learning related issues you’ve identified