Business & Humanities
- Management & Enterprise
- Marketing & International Business
- Organisation & Professional Development
- Dr Rose Leahy
- Nollaig O’Sullivan
- Mary Oldham
- Aileen Cotter
- Michele McManus
To identify ways of motivating lecturers which in turn might result in improvements in teaching and learning.
The key findings were:
- Strong basis for the development of Communities of Practice (CoP) as a motivating force.
- Strategic departmental wide approach required to move beyond silos towards collaboration.
- Areas for collaborations include; research, cross-modular projects and case study writing.
- Role of the head of department and the use of technology is essential to nurture CoP.
- Importance of engaging with students and student feedback are emphasised as the most rewarding aspect of teaching.
The key outcomes were:
- A research paper was presented at the IAM conference, Belfast, September 2017
Cotter, A.; Leahy, R.; McManus, M.; Oldham, M. and O’Sullivan., N. (2017) Developing Communities of Practice in Tertiary Education: Improving Teaching and Learning
- A team building day was held the Mayfield Arts Centre in May 2017 for the Department of Marketing & International Business.