National Forum Projects
National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is the national body responsible for leading and advising on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education.
The forum works with those who teach, learn and shape policy and practice to ensure a valued and informed teaching and learning culture in Irish higher education.
They focus on the professional development of all those who teach, teaching and learning in a digital world, teaching and learning within and across disciplines, and student success.
The National Forum provides funding for projects and initiatives that reflect and support the enhancement and transformation of teaching and learning at both a national and European level.
MIC has a long history of conducting research under funding from the National Forum. The current round of funding comes under the banner of Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement (SATLE) projects, which are a collaboration between LEAD and the named academic in each description.
Click on the links to the right to find out more about each of the projects, and contact LEAD for further information.
Flexible Pathways Professional Development
This collaborative project between Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick and Limerick Institute of Technology will develop pathways for those who teach in higher education providing opportunities to gain credits for formal and informal learning and through the recognition of prior learning. The pathways will be mapped to the professional development framework. Staff can work towards a blended graduate certificate in HE academic practice with pathways to level 10 doctoral qualification by publication.
For more Information on this project, contact LEAD.
SATLE: MIC Leaders of the Future
This T&L initiative focused on student success, empowering students to reach their full potential through the design and delivery of a student leadership programme to MIC staff and students across both the Faculty of Arts and Education during Spring Semester 2020.
Contact: Dr Maeve Liston
SATLE: Pilot Mentoring Module for Early Childhood Education and Care Staff involved in Supervising Undergraduate Students on Practicum Placement
This T&L initiative is concerned with the quality of student experiences while engaging in practicum experiences, with preparing them for the demands of working in ECEC. It is also focused upon supporting industry partners, to enhance teaching and learning content and practices and, the success of students beyond higher education.
Contact: Dr. Mary Moloney
SATLE: Developing CAPITAL (Curriculum Advancement for Psychology in Teaching, Assessment and Learning)
The purpose of this T&L initiative is to enhance curricular developments in the ﬁeld of psychology that build on the strong elements of teaching, learning, and assessment that are already present in our existing programmes.
Contact: Dr Suzanne Egan
SATLE: Developing a Self-study of Teacher Education Practice (S-STEP) Hub: Improving Teaching & Learning
The aim of this T&L initiative is to develop an S-STEP hub within MIC that informs and enhances teaching and learning.
Contact: Dr Richard Bowles
SATLE: Developing Studio Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Creative Teaching and Learning Approaches
The primary focus of this T&L initiative is to promote innovative ways for students and staff to engage and respond to innovative pedagogies and assessments. The initiative offers a professional development approach to use arts-based instructional strategies, offering an accessible gateway to understand and foster creative pedagogical approaches and adapting Studio Habits of Mind into teaching.
Contact: Anne-Marie Morrin
SATLE 2020: Teaching and Learning at MIC
This project will focus on achieving the MIC strategic goal of providing a student experience that is regarded as uniquely rewarding and highly desirable for the exceptional quality and philosophical underpinnings of its integrated approach to academic, cultural, civic and professional formation. In particular projects will explore integrated approaches to assessment, academic integrity and embedding civic engagement within the curricula
RECRUITMENT OF STUDENT ADVOCATES!!!
We are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting two Student Advocates to support several innovative projects in the area of teaching and learning in MIC. Students will be recruited on a part time basis for the AY 2021/22.
Further information can be accessed here or by contacting Dr Emma O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are open until 5pm on the 16th April 2021 and are being accepted through application form which is available here
Project information Consultation
MIC is currently undergoing consultation with staff and students within MIC on upcoming projects regarding the strategic alignment of teaching and learning in MIC. To support the process we are recruiting
1. Teaching and Learning Innovation Scholars (details to be released in March 2021)
2. Student advocates (call open see details above)
Contact: Dr Emma O'Brien
- Flexible Pathways Professional Development
- SATLE: MIC Leaders of the Future
- SATLE: Pilot Mentoring Module for Early Childhood Education and Care Staff involved in Supervising Undergraduate Students on Practicum Placement
- SATLE: Developing CAPITAL (Curriculum Advancement for Psychology in Teaching, Assessment and Learning)
- SATLE: Developing a Self-study of Teacher Education Practice (S-STEP) Hub: Improving Teaching & Learning
- SATLE: Developing Studio Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum: Creative Teaching and Learning Approaches
- SATLE 2020: Teaching and Learning at MIC