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Lunchtime Seminar: Teaching Award winners share their teaching innovations and experiences

Dates and Times:

Thursday 30th May, 13:00 - 14:00


Room 1.03, 3-4 Foster Place & Online

Join our lunchtime seminar where three of our 2023 Trinity Excellence in Teaching Award Winners will share their teaching innovations and experiences from their respective faculties. There will be time for a Q&A at the end of their presentations.

Dr Eric Downer

Developing audio-visual aids to improve student learning of systems-based embryology.
Dr Eric Downer, School of Medicine

Focusing on respiratory system development, Dr. Downer’s published data suggest that audio-visual aids enhance comprehension of complex biological concepts. Embryology, a core subject for Health Sciences students, presents teaching challenges due to its dynamic 3D processes. Animations and videos help students understand embryonic processes spatially and temporally.





Dr Justin King

Engaging and assessing large class sizes in Engineering
Dr Justin King, School of Engineering

Dr. King will give a brief overview of his experiences in teaching large class sizes (>250) in Engineering. How do you keep students engaged throughout the semester? What methods can be used to assess large classes efficiently and effectively? Today, students expect full online notes to be available -- is this always the best approach? Is there a way that students can be encouraged to takes notes during a lecture while also catering for students who can't attend for legitimate reasons?


Dr Yvonne Lynch

Using student feedback to shape pedagogical approaches in the post-pandemic landscape
Dr Yvonne Lynch, School of Linguistic, Speech & Communication Sciences

Informed by research on student experiences during the pandemic, Dr. Lynch will explore evolving pedagogical strategies over the past two years. She will also discuss strategies for fostering the development of Trinity graduate attributes among students.




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