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February 2021

Global and Environmental Education in Professional Education

26th February

Learning Objectives • To understand how educators approach the issue of global and environmental education in their teaching on professional courses • To explore how global environmental issues can be introduced more effectively and comprehensively to the curricula of professional training programmes (particularly Social Work, Youth Work & Community Development, and • Nursing/Midwifery)To establish a network of professional educators with an interest in global and environmental education issues.

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March 2021

Online Assessment in Health Professions Education: Opportunities and Challenges

4th March @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Objectives • Critically reflect on key opportunities and challenges of online assessment from the perspectives of teachers and learners • Select potentially suitable methods of online assessment for a range of situations in Health Professions Education (HPE) • Consider the potential of novel methods of online assessment in HPE • Appreciate the implications of online assessment for student learning • Explore ways to critically evaluate and conduct research in online assessment

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The Fusion of Theory and Practice: Reflections on the Triquetra Relationship

13th March

Learning Objectives • To develop a community of practice exploring the triquetra relationship among student, placement supervisor and placement mentor with a focus on student well-being and student success • To discuss the fusion of theory and practice, of the interdisciplinary degree, identifying the key components that assure student well-being and student success during professional practice placement • To reflect on the key components for high quality practice that contribute to and/or inhibit the success of the student, placement supervisor…

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Going all Online – Teaching Practice, Learning Design and Assessment

18th March

Learning Objectives • Discussion of challenges and opportunities of online teaching and learning • Design of feedback and assessment tools in a virtual environment • Demonstration of best practice in mathematics/machine learning • Professional development of teaching staff

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Clinical Legal Education – Empowering Students to Explore the Law in Practice

26th March

Learning Objectives • Interrogation of teaching approaches and impact on student learning • Exploration of design and assessment approaches • Exposition of student experience through dissemination of qualitative feedback • Demonstrate application of Universal Design for Learning to embed accessible pedagogy • Exhibit capacity for student contribution to civic engagement

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April 2021

Exploring IT Supports for Successful Work Placement Processes

23rd April

Learning Objectives • Identify technologies/software solutions used to support work placement and work based learning in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) • Investigate current good practice in HEIs regarding use of technologies to meet academic and institutional requirements, including; managing processes, compliance with regulations and engaging with employers • Explore the potential for use of technology to improve the student experience and student outcomes regarding work based learning / work placement • To evaluate and consider the challenges regarding using…

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May 2021

Discussions on Successful Work Placement Processes – Sharing Innovative Strategies

21st May

Learning Objectives • To identify the structures and scaffolds available across central units and academic departments to support students in securing internships or work placements • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working across central units and with academic departments to support students on an internship/placement • To explore and develop good practice in relation to working with external partners such as employers or professional bodies on internship or placement initiatives with students • To evaluate and…

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Anti-racist Social Work Interventions in Post-race Societies

24th May

Learning Objectives • Informing a critical approach which encourages practice teachers' curiosity • Exploring interactive teaching methods to challenge assumptions • Incorporating this critical approach and curiosity into Social Work Practice and Teaching *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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June 2021

Developing Online Resources for Teaching Irish Language Literature

11th June

Learning Objectives • Knowledge exchange: exposure to and questioning of established practitioner’s methods • Technical requirements: establishing the necessary level of technical expertise required • Identifying priorities: agreeing a set of primary goals (eg textual genre(s), level of annotation, accompanying translation, forum for feedback) • Identifying opportunities: investigating possibilities for nationwide collaboration, further funding opportunities • Development on national level: designing for student and teacher engagement with digital resources to be shared on national level

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Showcasing a Tiered Public Health Occupational Therapy Approach to Supporting Student Participation, Health, Wellbeing and Success in Higher Education

17th June

Learning Objectives • Understand the role of occupational therapists in higher education settings • Understand the Healthy Campus Charter • Understand the tiered public health occupational therapy approach to supporting student participation, health, wellbeing and success *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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Connecting the DOTS – Developmental Opportunities in Transitions for Students

24th June

Learning Objectives • Understand brain development in the context of current undergraduate students in higher education settings • Consider the risks and opportunities of contemporary socio-cultural contexts relating to student learning and life • Identify practical strategies for enhanced student success and the development of graduate attributes through consideration of developmentally appropriate scaffolding in curriculum design, learning, teaching and assessment and student support services *This event was deferred from the 2019/20 National Seminar Series

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