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Waterford Institute of Technology


February 2019

Exploring different dimensions of educational leadership

22nd February 2019

Learning Outcomes: Created opportunities for networked relationships across the educational sector amongst existing and aspiring leaders Be able to discuss the role leaders’ play in the ongoing improvement and transformation of education institutions Identify the key trends and developments with respect to educational leadership across the spectrum of education Be aware of national-systemic initiatives in professional learning and development directed at changing learning and teaching and the critical role of leadership in education

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May 2019

Higher education on your doorstep, bridging the gap

24th May 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

Learning Outcome Analyse how student success is defined and supported within their own institution/school/organisation Outline how a programme similar to WIT’s LJAP could be replicated in their own institution/school/organisation Identify the benefits of and potential barriers to implementing such a programme Identify areas of outreach collaboration and potential stakeholders within their own institution and with the wider community Understand how such programmes empower participants to pursue further education and fulfil their potential

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November 2019

Millennial Students’ Digital Content Consumption Habits Explored

6th November 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Recognise student's digital habits and how they are spending their time online Reflect on the platforms that 15 to 25 year olds are regularly interacting with Develop an appreciation of the content preferences of the digital generation Investigate how the format of communications has changed Gain insight into student’s expectations of technology in learning in higher education

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Exploring the Role of Higher Education in Supporting the Emerging Social Enterprise Sector

8th November 2019 @ 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Learning Outcomes: Discuss the growing importance of social enterprise to the Irish economy Debate the role of HEIs in the development, recognition and legitimacy of the social enterprise sector through curriculum development and other teaching and learning initiatives Assess the scope for HEIs partnering with Social Enterprises on curriculum-related projects e.g., applied undergraduate and postgraduate project work, case studies of local and regional social enterprises etc. Explore how HEIs can build the capacity of people already working within the social…

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January 2020

BOLD Creativity: Visual Literacy and Student Engagement

31st January @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Learning Outcomes Develop an understanding of the impact of visual literacy Develop an appreciation of active learning methodologies in creating meaningful learning experiences Apply creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to enhance student engagement

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February 2020

Using Digital Storytelling for Learning Engagement

7th February

**Please note change of date** Learning Outcomes: Recognise key objectives in creating digital stories Reflect on video games as an intersectional form of media Understand how digital story techniques can be applied to technical and non-technical disciplines to create innovative learning materials Create links between staff of the Department of Computing & Mathematics and other faculties Record and publish a podcast as a teaching/learning resource

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Internationalisation For All Through ‘Internationalisation @ Home’. Session with Professor Catherine Montgomery, University of Durham and Dr Don O’Neill, Waterford Institute of Technology.

17th February @ 10:00 am

Learning Outcomes Appraise how 'internationalisation at home' can support student success in and through their studies Evaluate current approaches to 'internationalisation at home' used globally Identify new approaches to 'internationalisation at home' suitable to the Irish Higher Education context Plan for the integration of selected approaches to curriculum design

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September 2020

An Introduction to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) – Moving from Emergency Remote Teaching to Intentional Design

16th September

Learning Objectives • Reflect on the diversity of learners on their modules and/or in their institutions • Gain an introductory understanding of the Universal Design for Learning framework and how it can support diverse learners • Consider how they can align changes in their practice with a UDL approach • Consider undertaking the National Forum designed Universal Design for Learning digital badge, facilitated by WIT in 2021

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October 2020

The New Normal: How to Achieve Effective Remote Working

2nd October

Learning Objectives • Demonstrate the ability to apply virtual/remote work practices in order to enhance learning and teaching delivery • Identify the environmental problems associated with virtual/remote working, and engage in problem solving strategies to provide suitable solutions • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate, integrate, and apply appropriate virtual work practices into learning and teaching activities

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What Lies at the Heart of Education?

21st October

Learning Objectives • Offer fresh perspectives on what it means to be fulfilled and engaged as a teacher and educational leader in contemporary Ireland • Examine the role of teachers and educational leaders in creating positive learning environments for their students both within and outside of the classroom • Debate and question what lies at the heart of teachers’ and educational leaders’ values and ethos and how this informs their professional practice • Reflect on how teachers and educational leaders…

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November 2020

Digital Storytelling in the Curriculum

5th November @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Learning Objectices • Examine a range of applications for digital storytelling in teaching • Consider the value of digital storytelling as a reflection tool in the Health Sciences and the Arts • Analyse the effectiveness of digital storytelling projects in challenging barriers to healthcare and social justice • Identify the potential of digital storytelling for research in the Health Sciences and the Arts

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Where are all the Migrant Women in Higher Education?

20th November

Learning Objectives • Engage effectively with migrant women and promote opportunities for them and their families to access Higher Education • Identify the key agencies and support services who support migrant women and their families in accessing Higher Education • Identify the crucial supports needed by migrant women and their families to integrate and succeed in higher education • Mitigate the systemic obstacles facing migrant women and their families in accessing, integrating and succeeding in higher education • Offer opportunities…

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