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Conversations on Teaching and Learning Winter Programme 2018/19

The Conversations on Teaching & Learning Seminar Series is a series of end of semester seminars/workshops organised by the Teaching & Learning Unit in response to feedback from and consultations with staff regarding their specific requirements. The series is designed to provide a mix of input from both a facilitator and staff themselves where staff can meet their colleagues at the end, of what is often, a hectic semester and experiences can be discussed, common issues identified and teased out, and best practice shared. Staff are invited to attend any or all sessions as appropriate.


All of the following ssessions will be held in Seminar Rooms 1 & 2, Melbourn Building, CIT Bishopstown campus:


Date & Time

Title & Descriptor

Monday, 7th January 2019,


Songs in the Key of Life - Being Good Company on Students’ Developmental Journeys by Embedding Assessment as Learning through Reflective Practice Within Curricula


Presented By:

Daniel Blackshields, BComm, MBS (Bus Econ), MA (Teaching & Learning in HE), Lecturer UCC - Department of Economics, CIRTL Teaching Fellow: Reflective Practice


Booking Link


Tuesday, 8th January 2019,


Effectively supporting study transitions to improve student engagement, wellbeing, progression, attainment and success:

A Seminar Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning


Presented By:

Dr Michelle Morgan, Associate Professor & Associate Dean of the Student Experience, Faculty of Media and Communications, Bournemouth University.


Booking Link


Wednesday, 9th January 2019,


Towards Assessment for Learning in Higher Education: engaging students in assessment and feedback processes:

A Workshop Sponsored by Dr Barry O’Connor, President, CIT


Presented By:

Professor Kay Sambell, Professor of Higher Education Pedagogy, Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement, Edinburgh Napier University


Booking Link


Wednesday, 9th January 2019,


Looking after yourself


Presented By:

Prof Phil Race, Writer and keynoter on assessment, feedback, teaching and learning in tertiary education, Visiting Professor at Edge Hill University and the University of Plymouth


Booking Link


Wednesday, 9th January 2019,


Applying to be a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA)


Presented By:

Prof Sally Brown, Emerita Professor of Higher Education Diversity in Teaching and Learning at Leeds Metropolitan University, Visiting Professor at University of Plymouth, Adjunct Professor at University of the Sunshine Coast, and James Cook University


Booking Link


Thursday, 10th January 2019,


Peer Mentoring in Higher Education – a key to better staff induction:

A Seminar Funded by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning


Presented By:

• Ms. Shelley Crawford, European Mentoring and Coaching Council

• Mr. Ruairí Ó Ceilleachair, Edelia Coaching and TLU, CIT


Booking Link


Friday, 11th January 2019


MiC DROP @CIT –: Mathematics in Context Developing Relevancy-Orientated Problems @CIT:;

A Seminar funded by the Teaching and Learning Unit Development Fund


Presented By:

  • Department of Mathematics, CIT
  • Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering


Booking Link



When do the Conversations on Teaching & Learning Seminar Series take place?

To begin with, this series typically took place twice a year – either at the start or end of semester 1, end at the end of semester 2. However, experience showed that staff were most receptive to this series at the end of a semester.

Hence, this series now typically runs twice during the academic year – winter and summer. The seminars are held at the end of semester once classes finish, i.e. from week 13 onwards. So, watch this space and keep an eye out for notifications via email, the TLU website news and what’s on sections or on social media.


How is the series structured?

Each series consists of several seminars/workshops held over a two-week period with each seminar/workshop typically lasting around 2 to 3 hours. The seminars/workshops are designed to be a mix of input from facilitator and opportunity for discussion/ networking with colleagues and always promise to be stimulating and thought-provoking for participants.

Who should attend these workshops?

These sessions are offered free of charge and are open to all CIT academic staff. Each session aspires to be relevant to both early career and experienced lecturers.

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