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Trinity-INC Professional Learning Module on Inclusive Practices in Teaching and Learning

Trinity-INC Professional Learning Module on Inclusive Practices in Teaching and Learning - NEW ROLL OUT OCTOBER 2022 - ENROLMENT NOW OPEN FOR ALL TRINITY STAFF

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This Professional Learning Module is targeted to the needs of academic staff and all those who support teaching and learning at Trinity. The Module is grounded in the principles of Universal Design for Learning ('UDL'). These principles are explored and used as a point of entry to identify wider strategies for enhancing inclusive practice in teaching and learning. The Module is not intended to provide 'one' way of doing inclusion in your own teaching context. It suggests that inclusive practice is adaptive, iterative, and highly contextual. We hope the module offers you a space to reflect on your own teaching and consider new or enhanced teaching elements that can be easily adapted for use in your own practice.

The Module is partially self-directed, supported through peer engagement and live webinars held at the beginning, middle and end of the Module. The Module is inherently flexible in order to help you manage its commitments around your other life and professional commitments. A final 'light touch' assignment involves a short reflection upon your learning and one change you will make to your teaching practice.

The Module is tailored to the Trinity context, modelled on the National Forum for Teaching and Learning, AHEAD and UCD Digital Badge in Universal Design for Learning. Those who complete the module are eligible to claim the Digital Badge.

Is the Module relevant for me?

The Module is open to all who teach or support teaching and learning in Trinity. The only criteria are access to Trinity Blackboard. e.g.

  • Academic staff
  • Teaching Fellows
  • TAs
  • PhD and other PG Researchers who teach
  • School or Department Support, Administrative and Professional Staff
  • Anyone engaged in teaching or supporting teaching and learning at Trinity.

Module Learning Outcomes:

On successful completion of the Module, learners will be able to:

  • Reflect on the diversity of learners and colleagues in their School or workplace and Trinity more generally;
  • Develop insight into Universal Design for Learning and other inclusive pedagogical approaches and work practices;
  • Supported through peer engagement, explore and reflect on existing practice and identify 'quick win' changes in line with a UDL approach.

What commitment will it require?

The module involves no more than 20 hours in total, with most weeks of the module requiring two hours engagement at the most.

  • Self-directed learning - on the key pillars of Universal Design for Learning and other Inclusive Practices. You will be enrolled in the Blackboard module where all the materials - for reading, listening, and watching - are clearly laid out for your engagement as fits your schedule.
  • Peer-Engagement - is a cornerstone of the Module. Peer triad meetings are arranged at a time that suits the members of your group.
  • Live seminars/webinars - led by members of the Trinity-INC Team with input from Trinity staff and students and experts both from within Trinity and elsewhere, seminars are held at the beginning, middle and end of the Module. These sessions are intended to enable you to come together in a community of practice in live time to share ideas and experiences. The sessions are presented in hybrid format to facilitate your attendance. While there is added value in attending the sessions, they will be recorded for those unable to attend.
  • Seminar 1: 11th October, 10:00-11:30 (Hybrid)
  • Seminar 2: 8th November, 14:00-15:30 (Hybrid)
  • Seminar 3: 30th November, 12:00-13:00 (Hybrid)


Enrolment is open now, and will close on 30th September (or earlier if fully subscribed)

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