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CIRTL Seminar: The Teacher seen as Reflective Practitioner, Nov 21st

CIRTL Seminar: The Teacher seen as Reflective Practitioner, Nov 21st

  • 14 Nov 2017

Improvisation is a performative metaphor for the nature of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) work. Teachers, as scholars, are improvisers of our teaching practice.

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 CIRTL Seminar: Assessment as/of/for learning, Nov 8th

CIRTL Seminar: Assessment as/of/for learning, Nov 8th

  • 02 Nov 2017

Assessment serves multiple functions. In addition to its roles in certifying and credentialing, assessment “acts as an enculturator, communicating what is valued by a profession or discipline” (Dawson et al., 2013, p. 5). As our understanding around different learning approaches and teaching methods grows, the area of assessment is both contentious and offers many opportunities for further development.

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CIRTL Seminar: Decoding the disciplines -- identifying bottlenecks to learning

CIRTL Seminar: Decoding the disciplines -- identifying bottlenecks to learning

  • 12 Oct 2017

How do teachers respond to students asking what they only need to know to pass a course? This seminar will decode this question, not as a direct provocation, but as a subtle invitation by students for academics to make explicit ways of thinking and acting within their disciplines.

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Seminar: Research Ethics in Teaching and Learning

Seminar: Research Ethics in Teaching and Learning

  • 06 Oct 2017

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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CIRTL at the Glucksman: uncovering entry points to learning

CIRTL at the Glucksman: uncovering entry points to learning

  • 26 Sep 2017

Beginning on the ground floor of the Glucksman gallery at 12.30pm on Wednesday September 27th, participants in the CIRTL Teaching and Learning workshop will enjoy a highly interactive session with the CIRTL Director, Marian McCarthy. 

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A warm welcome to our new and returning students

A warm welcome to our new and returning students

  • 12 Sep 2017

The CIRTL team are looking forward to engaging with the participants on the three accredited programmes in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, which are coordinated by the Centre for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning.

 

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Making the most of your learning

Making the most of your learning

  • 24 Aug 2017

A day-long workshop by CIRTL Director, Dr Marian McCarthy, helped guide new UCC students onto the right path for their learning journey as part of the Transition2UCC initiative.

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Reflections on Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

Reflections on Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning

  • 04 Aug 2017

In this testimonial, Dr Joy Balta describes how participating in the postgraduate certificate at CIRTL assisted him in staging an authentic scenario in an anatomy teaching workshop:

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Panel discussion on student engagement at the recent Global Business Research Symposium.

Panel discussion on student engagement at the recent Global Business Research Symposium.

  • 28 Jul 2017

Personal strategies and pedagogical approaches were shared by panellists from St John's University, New York, and UCC. 

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International focus on embedding research-based education

International focus on embedding research-based education

  • 03 Jul 2017

An international conference focused on embedding research in the undergraduate curriculum took place in London last week. It ran over 3 days and attracted more than 300 delegates. The conference was co-organised by University College London, the University of Adelaide and McMaster University, all of whom have a particular interest and expertise in growing curriculum-wide approaches to research-based education.

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Research into Teaching and Learning reaches international audience at the recent EuroSoTL conference.

Research into Teaching and Learning reaches international audience at the recent EuroSoTL conference.

  • 16 Jun 2017

Following on from the success of the inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning held in UCC in 2015, CIRTL staff and accredited programmes alumni travelled to EuroSoTL 2017 in Lund, Sweden. 

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Upcoming Seminar on Enhancing Authentic Assessment for Student Learning

Upcoming Seminar on Enhancing Authentic Assessment for Student Learning

  • 25 Apr 2017

UCC will host a half-day seminar on May 2nd to engage Higher Education staff in discussions around ‘student-centred learning’ and authentic assessment within the disciplines.

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Seminar: Restraint by Design - Peer Critical Learning and Online Teaching

Seminar: Restraint by Design - Peer Critical Learning and Online Teaching

  • 22 Mar 2017

Staff are invited to attend a lunchtime seminar on "Restraint by Design - Peer Critical Learning and Online Teaching". This seminar will be given by Dr Larry Malone, Hartwick College, New York, on March 30th from 1-2pm in the Mary Ryan Seminar Room (ORB G27B).

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Visiting scholar from University of Cape Town

Visiting scholar from University of Cape Town

  • 21 Mar 2017

Dr Roisin Kelly will join the CIRTL team from the University of Cape Town (UCT) in April.

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Universal Design for Learning

Universal Design for Learning

  • 10 Mar 2017

Dr. Marian McCarthy and Dr. Brian Butler will speak at the forthcoming international universal design for learning (UDL) event run by the Association for Higher Education Access & Disability (AHEAD) in co-operation with the LINK network.

 

 

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President presides at CIRTL parchment ceremony

President presides at CIRTL parchment ceremony

  • 23 Feb 2017

President, Professor Patrick O’Shea, bestowed on CIRTL the honour of officiating at the presentation of parchments in teaching and learning on the 10th February 2017 in a ceremony in the Aula Maxima at University College Cork.

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Boston based Dyslexic Researcher – Makes use of a camera!

Boston based Dyslexic Researcher – Makes use of a camera!

  • 02 Feb 2017

Follow the progress of Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellow, James Northridge, on his video blog as he reflects on his experiences as a researcher in a new city and country, the challenges of being a researcher with dyslexia, while stepping outside the comfort zone. 

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Farewell to Visiting Lecturers from China, Spain and Latin America 
 

Farewell to Visiting Lecturers from China, Spain and Latin America   

  • 13 Aug 2017

On 11th August, Dr Marian McCarthy, Director of CIRTL, bid farewell to 31 international summer school participants from China, Europe and Latin America. Institutions represented include Guilin University of Technology, Anhui University of Finance and Economics, Inner Mongolia University of Nationalities, Colegio Montessori in Zaragoza, Spain, and the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru.

  

 

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New CIRTL Publications

New CIRTL Publications

  • 03 Nov 2016

Recent publications: Translation of integrative learning handbook, peer learning in the Asian-Pacific, and radical education in Ireland a hundred years ago. 

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UCC shaping higher education in China

UCC shaping higher education in China

  • 20 Oct 2016

UCC academics present workshops in teaching and learning at Beijing’s Renmin University this week.

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CIRTL at ISSOTL

CIRTL at ISSOTL

  • 18 Oct 2016

CIRTL team highlighting SoTL at this year’s ISSOTL conference in Los Angeles, California. 

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President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

President's Awards for Excellence in Teaching

  • 01 Jun 2016

The Office of the Vice-President for Teaching & Learning is seeking nominations for the annual President’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching. All UCC staff who teach or support teaching are eligible (including academic staff, support staff, administrative staff, research staff, technical staff, postgraduate tutors and demonstrators) and nominations are invited from applicant(s), students, colleagues or UCC alumni. The deadline for the receipt of nominations is Friday 5th August 2016.

Forms can be downloaded from: www.ucc.ie/en/teachlearn/staffawards/

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Applications Open for Online Certificate

Applications Open for Online Certificate

  • 09 May 2016

Applications are now open for the the online programme in teaching & learning, admission has now been extended until 1 June 2016 to accommodate staff.

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Saudi delegation visits OVPTL

Saudi delegation visits OVPTL

  • 05 May 2016

Pictured (left to right) Prof Abdirahman Khalaf Alkhalaf, Dr Ahmad Nasser H. AlKenani, Prof John O’Halloran, Dr Kaleel M. Althagafi (King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)

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CIRTL hosts visiting delegation from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

CIRTL hosts visiting delegation from King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

  • 04 May 2016

Pictured (left to right) Dr Declan Kennedy (School of Education), Dr Kaleel M. Althagafi, Prof Abdirahman Khalaf Alkhalaf, Dr Ahmad Nasser H. AlKenani (King Abdulaziz University), Dr Marian McCarthy (CIRTL), Ms Jacinta McKeon (CIRTL & School of Education)

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CIRTL welcomes Mr James Northridge Marie Curie Fellow

CIRTL welcomes Mr James Northridge Marie Curie Fellow

  • 04 May 2016

Pictured (left to right) James Cronin (CIRTL & ACE), Dr Declan Kennedy (School of Education), Dr Ahmad Nasser H. AlKenani, Prof Abdirahman Khalaf Alkhalaf, Dr Kaleel M. Althagafi (King Abdulaziz University), Ms Jacinta McKeon (School of Education), Mr James Northridge (Marie Curie Fellow), Dr Briony Supple (CIRTL), Dr Marian McCarthy (CIRTL)

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OVPTL News April 2016

OVPTL News April 2016

  • 28 Apr 2016

Visit the current issue of the OVPTL newsletter

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