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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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