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National Professional Development Framework For All Who Teach In Irish Higher Education, How It Nurtures And Supports Reflection For A Teaching Community Of Practice., Roisin Ca Donnelly May 2018

National Professional Development Framework For All Who Teach In Irish Higher Education, How It Nurtures And Supports Reflection For A Teaching Community Of Practice., Roisin Ca Donnelly

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Resource Pack On Supervising Postgraduate Students, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2017

Resource Pack On Supervising Postgraduate Students, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

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There are a range of emergent issues and practices in the supervisory role over the past number of years. This academic resource pack is research-informed and focuses on development needs for supervisors of postgraduate students. Research supervision has previously been regarded by academics as a private space (Stehlik, 2001). It has been seen as an intense, individual relationship between a research supervisor (master) and a research student (apprentice/protégé). More teachers now acknowledge the teaching aspect of their role as a supervisor and attempt to act as a mentor, facilitator and coach (Pearson & Brew, 2002).


Resource Pack On Active Learning, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2017

Resource Pack On Active Learning, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

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The massification of higher education is now a global phenomenon Huge changes in the teaching and learning milieu within colleges. The forces of massification have brought multiple challenges with regard to pedagogy. What kind of pedagogy to employ? The role of the lecturer is to empower learning and it is challenging and complex. There is a need to employ a pedagogy which requires students to do things, to access information, to solve problems, to reflect on what they are doing and make connections to real world problems.

Educational research has revealed a number of important lessons for educators:

Importance of ...


An Evaluation Of Formative Audio Feedback Within Part Time Professional Development Programmes In Dit., Claire M. Mcdonnell, Roisin Donnelly, Claire Mcavinia Jan 2015

An Evaluation Of Formative Audio Feedback Within Part Time Professional Development Programmes In Dit., Claire M. Mcdonnell, Roisin Donnelly, Claire Mcavinia

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Evidence from the literature indicates that learners often view feedback in terms of assessment only, even though it can play an important role in improving engagement and consolidating and enriching learning. It is well accepted that the feedback strategy used should be appropriate to the purpose and context of the work, but in order for feedback to be truly helpful, it needs to be goal-referenced, tangible, transparent, actionable, user-friendly (specific and personalized), timely, ongoing and consistent. Technology can also play a useful supporting role in achieving this. This paper explores the impact of formative audio feedback across part time programmes ...


Gaihe Survey Report Results, Andrew Gibson, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2014

Gaihe Survey Report Results, Andrew Gibson, Ellen Hazelkorn

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This conference presentation details the results of the survey from the Governance and Adaptation to Innovative Modes of Higher Education Provision (GAIHE) Project (funded by the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA) through the Lifelong Learning Programme), and discusses their implications.


Has Higher Education Lost Control Over Quality?, Ellen Hazelkorn May 2013

Has Higher Education Lost Control Over Quality?, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Europe Looks For Better Ways To Measure The Value Of The Arts And Humanities, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2013

Europe Looks For Better Ways To Measure The Value Of The Arts And Humanities, Ellen Hazelkorn

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The Personal Made Public: An Actor-Led Devised Film Project., Peter Mcdermott Jan 2013

The Personal Made Public: An Actor-Led Devised Film Project., Peter Mcdermott

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This project enabled students on the DIT Conservatory’s BA in Drama (Performance) to create five short films on a subject of their own choosing, drawing on their own personal experience. Using methods derived from Jerzy Grotowski and Anne Bogart, the students worked in small groups to workshop ideas and, with the support of two co-directors, to develop their scripts. A professional production team was assembled to shoot the films. After post-production, there was a public screening and the films were made available online. The project addressed two questions: 1. Through devising, to what extent can actors be more empowered ...


Globalisation And Competitiveness: Challenges To The Purpose, Performance And Impact Of Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2013

Globalisation And Competitiveness: Challenges To The Purpose, Performance And Impact Of Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Rankings And Implications For Quality Assurance In Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2013

Rankings And Implications For Quality Assurance In Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Increasing The Visibility Of The Quality Of The Ehea: Benchmarking The Total Student Experience, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2013

Increasing The Visibility Of The Quality Of The Ehea: Benchmarking The Total Student Experience, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Engaging Lecturers As Students: Building Sustainable Professional Development, Jen Harvey, Roisin Donnelly, Claire Mcavinia Jan 2013

Engaging Lecturers As Students: Building Sustainable Professional Development, Jen Harvey, Roisin Donnelly, Claire Mcavinia

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Higher Education's Future: A New Global Order, Ellen Hazelkorn Sep 2012

Higher Education's Future: A New Global Order, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Supporting Lecturers In Writing And Publishing Educational Research, Roisin Donnelly, Martina Crehan Jan 2012

Supporting Lecturers In Writing And Publishing Educational Research, Roisin Donnelly, Martina Crehan

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Academic writing in the context of producing quality research articles is something which all academics engage in and there is evidence of increased attention to supporting the development of the writing and subsequent output of academics and research students. However, while scholarly writing is learnt in complex ways, critical thinking is an intrinsic part of such writing. In practice the teaching of critical thinking is difficult and there is a lack of discussion about what it means within the context of the writing process. Critical thinking can only be acquired with practice and this study describes a pedagogic intervention with ...


Assessing University-Based Research: Advocating Best Practice, Ellen Hazelkorn Jan 2012

Assessing University-Based Research: Advocating Best Practice, Ellen Hazelkorn

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From Action Accounting To Beyond The Basics, Tony Kiely, Frances Boylan, Alice Luby Jan 2011

From Action Accounting To Beyond The Basics, Tony Kiely, Frances Boylan, Alice Luby

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Beyond The Basics, Tony Kiely, Alice Luby, Frances Boylan Jan 2011

Beyond The Basics, Tony Kiely, Alice Luby, Frances Boylan

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Supporting Academic Writing Through The Lens Of Critical Thinking, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2011

Supporting Academic Writing Through The Lens Of Critical Thinking, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

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Academic writing in the context of producing quality research articles is something which all academics engage in and there is evidence of increased attention to supporting the development of the writing and subsequent output of academics and research students. However, while scholarly writing is learnt in complex ways, critical thinking is an intrinsic part of such writing. In practice the teaching of critical thinking is difficult and there is a lack of discussion about what it means within the context of the writing process. This study describes a pedagogic intervention with a group of academic staff to support he participants ...


Crucial Connections: An Exploration Of Critical Thinking And Scholarly Writing, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice Jan 2011

Crucial Connections: An Exploration Of Critical Thinking And Scholarly Writing, Roisin Donnelly, Marian Fitzmaurice

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Academic writing in the context of producing quality research articles is something which all academics engage in and there is evidence of increased attention to supporting the development of the writing and subsequent outputs of academics and research students. However, while scholarly writing is learnt in complex ways, critical thinking is an intrinsic part of such writing. In practice the teaching of critical thinking is difficult and there is a lack of discussion about what it means within the context of the writing process. Critical thinking can only be acquired with practice and this study describes a pedagogic intervention with ...


The Imperative For Achieving Diversity, Ellen Hazelkorn May 2010

The Imperative For Achieving Diversity, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Diversity is seen as a basic norm of higher education policy because it best meets educational and labour market. This presentation examines the concept of diversity as it applies to institutional mission and differentiation, and to research. It argues that in response to rankings and the global financial crisis, policymakers are tending to make a simple correlation between rankings, elite higher education and global competitiveness. There is increasing emphasis on selective excellence and focusing on the 'economic value of research outputs'. However, pursuit of ‘world class’ is skewing policy and institutional priorities.


Culinary Life Skills Recipe Guide, Dermot Seberry Feb 2010

Culinary Life Skills Recipe Guide, Dermot Seberry

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A book of recipes designed to teach men in rehab, the life skills to cook in their home. Designed to develop domestic skills, social skills and achievement of a FETAC accredited award towards a culinary qualification.


Giving Adult Learners A Voice After The Inquest: A Review Of A Mixed Method Approach To Educational Research, Ann Conway May 2009

Giving Adult Learners A Voice After The Inquest: A Review Of A Mixed Method Approach To Educational Research, Ann Conway

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This paper highlights the necessary application of mixed methods in educational research within the field of adult learners and lifelong learning in higher education to provide adult learners with a “voice”. The paper will introduce the reader to educational research through focusing on mixed methods and the theoretical frameworks within. Critical hermeneutic epistemology or transformative research (as espoused by Freire and Habermas in critical realism cited in Morrow and Torres, (2002)), social constructivism within phenomenology (see Vygotsky’s (1934) and Bruner (1996) work cited in Carlile and Jordan, 2005: 21-22) and pragmatism within the critical realism school (The Chicago School ...


Moving Beyond Institutional Rankings: Towards A World-Class System, Ellen Hazelkorn Mar 2009

Moving Beyond Institutional Rankings: Towards A World-Class System, Ellen Hazelkorn

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E-Learning And Dit’S Strategic Plan, Eileen O' Donnell Feb 2009

E-Learning And Dit’S Strategic Plan, Eileen O' Donnell

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This presentation explores the question can e-learning be used to enhance the student experience and further prepare students to work in industry?


Rankings And The (Re)Construction Of Knowledge, Ellen Hazelkorn Feb 2009

Rankings And The (Re)Construction Of Knowledge, Ellen Hazelkorn

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Recognition Of Prior Learning In Irish Culinary Arts, Dermot Seberry Jan 2009

Recognition Of Prior Learning In Irish Culinary Arts, Dermot Seberry

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The emerging agenda for higher education (HE) in Europe promotes lifelong learning, social inclusion, wider participation, employability and partnership working with community organisations. Consequently, higher education authorities are increasingly recognising the significant knowledge, skills and understanding which can be developed as a result of learning opportunities found at work through individual activities and personal interests. The accreditation of learning and prior achievement is now one of the central functions of the Higher Education Authority (HEA, 2007). In exercising this function, higher education providers are increasingly considering how learning that has taken place in a range of contexts, may be assessed ...


The Global Obsession With Rankings: How Should Ireland Respond?, Ellen Hazelkorn Dec 2008

The Global Obsession With Rankings: How Should Ireland Respond?, Ellen Hazelkorn

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The Emperor Has No Clothes?: Rankings And The Shift From Qa To World-Class Excellence, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2008

The Emperor Has No Clothes?: Rankings And The Shift From Qa To World-Class Excellence, Ellen Hazelkorn

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The Global Labour Market And Graduate Employability: Challenges For Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2008

The Global Labour Market And Graduate Employability: Challenges For Higher Education, Ellen Hazelkorn

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The Impact Of Global Rankings On Higher Education Research, Ellen Hazelkorn Nov 2008

The Impact Of Global Rankings On Higher Education Research, Ellen Hazelkorn

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