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Review of NAIRTL awards initiative
NAIRTL has undertaken a review of its Teaching Awards initiative which ran from 2008-2012. The 40+ recipients of the National Awards for Excellence in Teaching have reflected on what impact the award has had on their teaching practice and their career trajectory. This report will be published on the NAIRTL website and will provide guidance for the Learning Impact awards being established by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

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Launch of new publication "Learning over Time" 
Extending discussions on the use of reflective enquiry for educators in Higher Education, this publication by editors Nona Lyons and Carmel Halton draws on case studies of learning in different disciplinary domains. The e-publication was launched at the UNESCO International Conference on Learning Cities in September 2017, and can be downloaded from here.   

Review of the National Awards for Excellence in Teaching: new publication
Between 2008-2012 a total of 43 staff members across a wide range of Higher Education institutions and disciplinary areas were recognised and celebrated for their contribution to teaching excellence in Ireland. This review traces the impact of the NAIRTL awards on their teaching practice and career trajectories. Click here for the online version of the publication.  

EuroSoTL 2015: full conference programme now available
The inaugural European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning took place in Cork, Ireland from 8-9 June. The conference is a regional event of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, and was open to all staff and students in Higher Education. Further details are available here

Supporting Research Supervisors: interactive guide available
The culmination of a four-year inter-institutional project to develop strategies for optimising support for research supervisors, this publication provides commentaries and guidance on approaches to Supervisor support and development as well as links to useful resources and tools. Access the free interactive publication here

Learning Over Time: How Professionals Learn, Know and Use Knowledge
Author: Nona Lyons and Carmel Halton

This book examines what people learn and know from engaging ...

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Recognition, Reward and Impact: Review of NAIRTL Awards
Author: Donna Maria Alexander and Catherine OMahony

The Irish National Awards for Excellence in Teaching in Higher ...

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Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice
Author: Catherine OMahony et al

Proceedings of the National Academy’s Sixth Annual Conference and the ...

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Upcoming Events
University College Cork
EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Inaugural EuroSoTL ConferenceEuroSoTL 2015 was held in University College Cork on 8-9 June 2015 and attracted more than 300 delegates. The conference theme Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching ...
8 June, 2015
University of Limerick
EdTech2015 : Beyond the Horizon -Policy, Practice and Possibilities
Beyond the Horizon: Policy, Practice and PossibilitiesRecent European and national policy reports have identified the enabling and transformative role of technology in supporting learning over the medium term at individual, ...
28 May, 2015

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