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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: Early bird registration ending soon!
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 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
Dublin Kickstart - Campus Engage Participate Programme
Participate in a one day capacity building programme delivered by a national panel of experienced practitioners and scholars in community-based research and learning. The Programme offers staff and community-based organisations ...
6 March, 2015
University of Dublin, Trinity College
Superintelligence: Hacking Human Genius
Our understanding of superior mental performance has been transformed by cognitive science. In this talk, Dr David Delany will both show us how these insights can be practically applied to enhance ...
20 February, 2015

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