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  • CIRTL Seminar: Peer Critical Learning (PCL): Design Challenges in the Virtual Classroom, March 26th

    22 Mar 2019
    CIRTL Seminar: Peer Critical Learning (PCL): Design Challenges in the Virtual Classroom, March 26th

    Professor Laurence Malone, Fulbright Specialist with CIRTL will host a lunchtime seminar on Tuesday 26th March 2019.

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  • Gain a nationally recognised digital badge through engaging in professional development relating to your teaching practice.

    05 Nov 2018
    Gain a nationally recognised digital badge through engaging in professional development relating to your teaching practice.

    Implementation of Universal Design principles in Teaching & Learning promotes inclusivity and equity while also ‘future-proofing’ your teaching. As our classrooms and lecture theatres become increasingly diverse, our practices must also adapt to reflect the changing landscape of higher education.  Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is an educational framework based on research in the learning sciences, including cognitive neuroscience, which guides the development of flexible learning environments that can accommodate individual learning differences and cater for the wide range of diversity in our lecture rooms. This CPD course will give you an introduction to the concept of Universal Design for Learning and invite you to review and update your own Teaching and Learning practice.

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  • CIRTL Workshop: Integrating Critical Thinking into Educational Settings

    01 Oct 2018
    CIRTL Workshop: Integrating Critical Thinking into Educational Settings

    Critical thinking is consistently identified as a core outcome of third-level education; however, it is often the case that both students and educators are left unsure of the mechanics behind such skill and knowledge transfer. 

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  • CIRTL Seminar: Engaging students in research, June 27

    18 Jun 2018
    CIRTL Seminar: Engaging students in research, June 27

    Recent research shows that different forms of engagement are related to how academics define undergraduate research. This workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to share ideas and practice in engaging undergraduates in various forms of research and inquiry.

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  • CIRTL Seminar: The assessment arms race and its fallout: the case for slow scholarship, May 14th

    09 May 2018
    CIRTL Seminar: The assessment arms race and its fallout: the case for slow scholarship, May 14th

    What is the impact of assessment on university teaching and learning in circumstances where all student work is graded? 

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  • International exchanges on assessment practices in first year education

    22 Mar 2018
    International exchanges on assessment practices in first year education

    UCC were delighted to welcome the 20 international delegates participating in the third consortium meeting of the Transforming Assessment Practices in Large Enrolment First Year Education (TAP) Erasmus+ project.

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  • Eportfolios: creating reusable artefacts to make learning and teaching visible

    19 Mar 2018
    Eportfolios: creating reusable artefacts to make learning and teaching visible

    Eportfolios are a flexible, dynamic way in which students can document their learning over time. The added convenience in being online is that artefacts created as part of learning can be used across multiple purposes. In the Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, students have been using the eportfolio system Pathbrite as a way of collecting evidence of their learning. As the students in this program are also teachers, the eportfolio serves the purpose of both learning and teaching repository.

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  • International exchanges on innovative practices in assessment in Higher Education

    07 Mar 2018
    International exchanges on innovative practices in assessment in Higher Education

    A sunny UCC campus welcomed the 37 international delegates participating in the kickstart meeting of the Assessment Tools for HE Learning Environments (ASSET) Erasmus+ project.

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  • CIRTL Seminar: Engaged Pedagogies, Mar 8

    02 Mar 2018
    CIRTL Seminar: Engaged Pedagogies, Mar 8

    Engaged pedagogy begins with the premise that students want an education that is meaningful, that encompasses the whole person and ignites their passion. It recognises the importance of connecting student learning to real world examples, and of helping the student to connect theory to practice and their lived experiences, so that they become reflexive, critical thinkers.

    The CIRTL seminar presents examples of engaged pedagogies being employed in two different disciplines, but the learning from these practices are relevant to all disciplines. These case studies will focus on two key areas:

    • student focussed learning and public engagement in the music history classroom, including empowering students to conduct individual and group research, and to present their research findings in engaged (and engaging!) public concerts and websites
    • bedside teaching as the means by which students learn how to think and how to perform like doctors. In this example all stakeholders are involved in the learning process in the hospital setting whether in Cork University Hospital or in a rural hospital in Peru.
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  • CIRTL Seminar: Addressing diversity through Universal Design for Learning, Feb 8th

    31 Jan 2018
    CIRTL Seminar: Addressing diversity through Universal Design for Learning, Feb 8th

    A growing diversity in the student population creates new challenges for teachers every day. Universal Design for Learning UDL is a framework for learning that assumes variety among students and works to address the individual needs of each student. It works to create curricula as diverse as the students it serves, and provides equal opportunity to all students. Applying the principles of UDL to course goals, methods, materials and assessment will assist teachers address the individual needs of a diverse group.

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  • CIRTL Seminar: Active learning approaches, Feb 20

    14 Feb 2018
    CIRTL Seminar: Active learning approaches, Feb 20

    Active learning is about engaging students in the learning process as active participants and ‘activating’ students to take charge of their own learning. There are multiple examples of how to enhance student learning through active learning approaches and this CIRTL seminar will focus on two key topics:

    • the opportunities provided through Technology Enhanced Learning to support active learning approaches with a focus on Blackboard 
    • the use of multiple means of action and expression for students across differing years of study to activate learning
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  • Seminar: Research Ethics in Teaching and Learning

    06 Oct 2017
    Seminar: Research Ethics in Teaching and Learning

    The ethical treatment of participants is one of the most important considerations for any researcher. For those hoping to conduct research on their teaching, the particular ethical considerations unique to research in Teaching and Learning may be new to many.

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