Workshop 1: Active Learning and Research and Inquiry-based Learning
Wed 6th Dec | 9.30am - 12.30pm | JO.34.545/546
This interactive session explores with participants the meaning of the concepts of active, research and inquiry learning and discusses a range of ways in which they may lead to greater student engagement. Particular attention is paid to embedding active and inquiry based activities into courses.
Workshop 2: Reflections on Developing the Scholarshp of Teaching and Learning
Wed 6th Dec | 1.30pm - 4.30pm | JO 34.545/546
The workshop includes a discussion of how to engage with SoTL through identifying and responding to what are variously referred to in the literature as ‘bottlenecks’ to student learning and ‘troublesome knowledge’.
RSVP: Please email Dr Catherine Moore at [email protected]
Interactive Presentation 1: Developing students as partners in learning and teaching
Thurs 7th Dec | 10.00 am - 1.00pm | ECL - Postgrad Teaching Space, 460.1.031, 460 - ECL
Ways of engaging students in higher education as partners in learning and teaching is arguably one of the most important issues facing higher education in the 21st Century. Partnership is essentially a process for engaging students, though not all engagement involves partnership. It is a way of doing things, rather than an outcome in itself. This interactive session will explore four ways in which students may be engaged as partners through: a) Learning, teaching and assessment; b) Subject-based research and inquiry; c) Scholarship of teaching and learning; and d) Curriculum design and pedagogic advice and consultancy.
Interactive Presentation 2: Rethinking capstones and final year projects
Fri 8th Dec | 9.30 am - 12.300pm | ECL - Postgrad Teaching Space, 460.1.031, 460 - ECL
This interactive presentation will explore ways in which we can rethink capstone and final year projects, while at the same time retaining a significant element of research and inquiry and deliver key graduate attributes. Our argument is that a more flexible approach is needed in the form, function and assessment of capstone and final year projects to meet the needs of all students. These may include group, work-oriented and community-based projects
RSVP’s for both events are to be sent to Nic Rahilly [email protected]