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Athlone Institute of Technology


February 2019

Innovative teaching across subjects with digital photographs: An inquiry graphics method

19th February 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Develop new skills in visual literacy and the use of visual resources in teaching Learn about the latest innovative and engaging approach to visual teaching and learning in higher education termed "Inquiry Graphics", ahead of the Inquiry Graphics book publication Understand how to explore difficult concepts with students and colleagues via graphic resources such as photographs, videos, and illustrations Able to design and develop personal teaching to incorporate visual resources more effectively for teaching and learning purpose

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April 2019

Pigs might fly? Changing the assessment narrative through Transforming the Experience of Students Through Assessment – TESTA’s programme approach

9th April 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Participants will learn how to take a programmatic approach to undersand and change patterns of assessment OF, FOR and AS learning Participants will gain an appreciation of student centred approaches to designing assessment and feedback Participants will be able to deploy TESTA research methods and change theories Participants will know how to integrate learning oriented assessment into curriculum design Participants will gather a wide range of tactics for making feedback more dialogic and personal, and AFL more meaningful

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June 2019

The Impact and Experiences of Delivering a Programme using Team – Based Learning (TBL)

4th June 2019 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes: Explain the essential elements of a TBL unit Discuss your experience of TBL as a participant Explain how TBL can be used as a driver for change in the assessment culture in higher education Describe some of the benefits and challenges of using TBL particularly across an academic programme Reflect on how TBL could be used in your own educational programmes

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September 2019

Technological Disruptions to Legal Practice – How Should Legal Educators Respond

25th September 2019 @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Students will be able to demonstrate awareness of how legal technologies will affect the legal services industry and the career opportunities that will be opening up in the legal sector as a result Lecturers will engage in constructive discussion with experts and industry about how legal educators should respond to the changes brought about by technology in the sector and will be able to formulate proposals for course development Students will have an opportunity to network with local firms…

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November 2020

Engaging Effectively with Distance Education Students

17th November 2020

Learning Objectices • Identify opportunities to enhance the learning process through blended learning • Assess and critique various approaches to digital learning - Learn key strategies to engage effectively with distance students • Develop an understanding of the skills required to best embrace teaching and learning in a digital world • Apply the skills learned to teaching, thus enriching the learning experience for students *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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