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Programmes and Events 2018-19

Registration for events will open two-three weeks prior to each event on this web page. You will receive a confirmation email within three days, and a further reminder email closer to the date of the event. There is a 24 hour cancellation policy for all of our events. All academic staff members can register for the workshops below at no charge.

In accordance with College's Equal Opportunity Policy, Academic Practice aim to provide accessible training for all staff and students.  Please let us know if you have any specific needs so we can be as accommodating as possible.

Michaelmas Term 2018

Date Event Information

Date: Thursday 15th November 2018

Time: 14:00 - 16:30


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

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Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride: Academic Developer, CAPSL

At some point in your academic teaching career, you will be asked to write a statement about your approach to teaching and the rationale behind what you do as an educator. It may be for promotion purposes, or for personal, professional or pedagogical reasons.  In this session you will identify and articulate your teaching philosophy, and begin to draft your statement.

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018

Time: 13:00 - 14:00


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

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Linguistically Responsive Teaching: Challenges and Solutions 

Facilitator: Sarah O'Brien, Assistant Professor, Centre for Languages, Speech and Communications Studies & Director of Trinity's Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching

The increased internationalization of Irish higher education mean that our classrooms have never been as linguistically diverse. While opening up dynamic possibilities for multilingual and multicultural exchange, internationalization also requires us to reflect on our communication methods and to consider their inclusivity and responsiveness. This workshop examines how linguistically responsive teaching strategies can be supported in the third-level classroom, sharing research and practical teaching strategies designed to identify and support the needs of students who speak languages other than English natively. 

Date: Thursday 25th October 2018

Time: 14:15 - 16:30


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place

This event is now cancelled

Strategies for enabling a shared understanding of assessment

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride, Academic Developer, CAPSL

Academic staff and students should have a shared understanding of the principles of assessment: its processes, terminology, methodology and standards of quality. Also, it is not always clear to students or staff how assessment can enhance learning, as the focus tends to be on how it measures achievement. In this workshop, we will explore the principles of assessment in the context of assessment for, as and of learning and consider how discussions of marking criteria and exemplars can engage students in developing their professional judgement in the disciplines.

Date: Friday 12th October 2018

Time: 13:00 - 14:00


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place 

Registration Closed

What is Transformative Education? An Example from Schumacher College


Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride, Academic Developer, CAPSL & Philip Franses, Schumacher College, Totnes, Devon, UK.

This seminar presents a case study of teaching at Schumacher College as an example of an experiment in transformative education that was carried out by Mike and Philip while co-teaching on the MSc Holistic Science programme Chaos and Complexity module. MSc Holistic Science students come from a range of backgrounds and are generally seeking a new way of relating to knowledge, and engaging with the world’s problems.  The focus at the College is on interactive, experiential and participatory learning that encourages novel approaches to scientific investigation. Various non-traditional teaching formats, learning experiences and assessments are facilitated. Investigations are holistic in the sense that they are embodied as well as rational/intellectual and often result in different outcomes to traditional styles of research and reporting. Students are encouraged to blend the analytic-synthetic and the narrative-experiential as extensions and complements of each other in a coherent manner; e.g. involving the use of alternative creative formats such as personal narrative, artwork and experiential material alongside those normally used in scientific writing. Thus, intuitive insights, reflections and feelings that arise during the course of the work can be integrated. Assessments are designed to facilitate the expression of this new meaning and include not only scientifically rigorous traditional essays, but also creative pieces of art including poems, music and paintings. Students undergo profound changes in perspectives and perceptions about learning and participate more fully in the world. We will discuss what transformative education really means, what examples of it already exist at TCD and how it can be further facilitated.

Date: Thursday 11th October 2018

Time: 9:30-11:30


Venue: Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place 

Registration Closed

Writing a Teaching Philosophy Statement

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride: Academic Developer, CAPSL

At some point in your academic teaching career, you will be asked to write a statement about your approach to teaching and the rationale behind what you do as an educator. It may be for promotion purposes, or for personal, professional or pedagogical reasons.  In this session you will identify and articulate your teaching philosophy, and begin to draft your statement.

Date: Thursday October 4 2018

Venue: Arts Building Conference Room

Time: 13:00 - 14:00

Registration Closed

Communities of Practice for Academic Staff Development in HE Teaching & Learning

Facilitator: Dr Mike Wride, CAPSL


A Community of Practice (CoP) consists of a group of people who meet regularly in a safe, but challenging space to share a common focus, interests and goals, develop personal and professional relationships and a shared commitment. The members of a CoP develop knowledge and skills through sharing experiences. In the context of teaching and learning in higher education, CoPs can provide a foundation for collaboration and reduced isolation and enabling participants to develop their teaching capacities in specific areas of mutual interest to them.

In this seminar, CoPs will be introduced and will be elaborated upon using the example of the ‘New Directions Programme’ for staff development in teaching and learning at Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology (TIET) in India, which CAPSL is facilitating. The seminar will also explore how to establish and sustain CoPs at TCD in order to engage staff in fruitful and supportive communities for teaching and learning development and identify potential areas of interest for CoP establishment.

Dates: Sept/early Oct 2018

Time: Varies

Booking: Visit our eLearning calendar)

 

eLearning Programme – September/October 2018

Designing & Building a Blackboard Module – Tues 11th Sep 10am-12pm

  • This introductory workshop is intended for those new to using Blackboard and will cover how to design and add content to a module [Location: IT Services training room, 200 Pearse Street]

Hosting Webinars Using Collaborate Ultra  – Thurs 13th Sep 10am-12pm

  • The webinar will cover how to use Collaborate to host webinars with students and will give you a chance to practice the different features such as polling, chat and sharing content  [Location: online]

Online Tests in Blackboard – Thurs 20th Sep 10am-12pm

  • This workshop will cover creating tests and questions, using question banks, choosing appropriate settings, and adding tests to a Blackboard module [Location: 3-4 Foster Place]

Designing & Building a Blackboard Module – Tues 25th Sep 10am-12pm

  • This introductory workshop is intended for those new to using Blackboard and will cover how to design and add content to a module  [Location: IT Services training room, 200 Pearse Street]

Designing an Online Activity – Tues 2nd Oct 9:30am-11:30am

  • This workshop will examine how to create an online activity, looking at examples in College. Participants will work in groups to come up with one idea, share their idea and collate peer feedback [Location: 3-4 Foster Place]

Designing & Creating Podcasts for a Flipped Classroom – Fri 5th Oct 10am-1pm

  • This workshop covers how to design and create podcasts for a flipped classroom using Panopto within Blackboard. Participants will work in teams to create a podcast on reflective practice [Location: 3-4 Foster Place]

Creating Assignments Using Turnitin in Blackboard  – Wed 10th Oct 2:30pm-4:30pm

  • This workshop will cover how to use Turnitin within Blackboard. It will cover how to provide detailed feedback, add annotations and how to evaluate the originality report to identify potential plagiarism [Location: 3-4 Foster Place]

Online Communication & Reflection – Fri 12th Oct 10am-1pm

  • This workshop covers the online communication tools in Blackboard. Participants will work in teams to complete a sample scenario involving using technologies such as journals, blogs, discussion boards and wikis [Location: 3-4 Foster Place]

To book: Visit our eLearning calendar.

For any queries please email bblearn@tcd.ie.

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