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TRiSS Short Courses 2018: English for Academic Purposes Curriculum and Assessment Development Workshop

Trinity Research in Social Sciences (TRiSS), in association with The Centre for English Language Learning and Teaching (CELLT) at Trinity College Dublin and EAP in Ireland, invite you to a workshop on EAP curriculum and assessment development. We are delighted that the facilitator for this event will be Maxine Gillway (Director of the Centre for English Language and Foundation Studies, the University of Bristol; Chair of BALEAP)

Please note this course has been rescheduled for Saturday April 28th.

Workshop Focus: The coherent curriculum: putting principles into practice for a sustainable learning experience

This workshop will take a wide-angled approach to curriculum development, looking at how curriculum, assessment and teaching can work together to aspire to the transformation of learners rather than simply their orientation to one specific academic purpose. Reference will be made to both EAP and wider educational literature. Case studies of different EAP curricula will be used to evaluate the practical application of the principles discussed. Participants will then be invited to critique these and their own cases in the light of these and their own principles. It is hoped that all participants will leave the day with greater clarity on their own research-informed guiding principles and some concrete plans for putting these into practice.


Workshop Schedule
Time Activity Focus and Aims Facilitator
9:00-9:30 Registration, TRiSS Seminar room   CELLT; EAP in Ireland
9:30-10:00 Welcome and coffee
  • Official welcome
  • Introductions
  • Sarah O'Brien EAP in Ireland
    10:00-11:00 Session One Presentation Interactive workshop on curriculum design principles and planning Maxine Gillway
    11:00-11:15 Coffee
  • Further informal discussion of previous presentation(s)
  • CELLT; EAP in Ireland
    11:15-12:45 Workshop 1 Hands-on curriculum development ‘island hopping’ with scenarios from Maxine Gillway. Maxine Gillway
    12:45-1:45 Lunch Lunch Lunch
    1:45-2:45 Session Two Presentation Interactive talk on integrating assessment and evaluation into a curriculum. Maxine Gillway
    2:45-3:00 Coffee
  • Further informal discussion of previous presentation(s)
  • CELLT; EAP in Ireland
    3:00-4:30 Workshop 2 Structured feedback on your own puzzles and proposed solutions (please bring your own syllabus, schemes of work, assessments, etc.). Maxine Gillway
    4:30-5:00 Closing and Feedback
  • Formal closing and thank you
  • CELLT; EAP in Ireland

    Fee and Registration

    Registration is now closed.

    For more information, please contact CELLT at