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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 Fellowship awards being established by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning.

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EuroSoTL 2015: Registration now open!
The 2015 European Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning will be held at University College Cork, Cork, Ireland and will look at the role of scholarship of teaching and learning in bridging boundaries in Higher Education. The conference is a regional event of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and will run from June 8-9. Further details and an abstract submission form are available here.

NAIRTL publication on using Threshold Concepts to advance student learning
Drawing on key insights from a NAIRTL conference on the same theme, "Threshold Concepts: from personal practice to communities of practice" encourages teachers in Higher Education to focus on building students’ understanding of key concepts rather than teaching an ever expanding list of topics. An online version of the publication is now available to download.

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

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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NAIRTL Grants Initiative: Evaluation of Impact
Author: Jennifer Murphy and Aimie Brennan

This report evaluates the impact of research projects that were ...

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Multiple Intelligences
Author: Áine Hyland

This publication details the findings of a collaborative project examining ...

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Upcoming Events
National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway Kickstart - Campus Engage Participate Programme
In Community-based learning students gain academic credit for the learning that derives from participating in and reflecting on an experience within community and society.Community-based research describes a set of diverse ...
26 January, 2015
University College Cork
EuroSoTL 2015: Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of Teaching & Learning
Inaugral EuroSoTL Conference: CALL FOR ABSTRACTSThis inaugural European conference will be held in University College Cork on 8-9 June 2015. The conference theme is Bridging Boundaries through the Scholarship of ...
8 June, 2015

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