A handbook and tool kit for teaching, learning and assessment in independent higher education institutions in Ireland


The foreword of this resource states the author “has put together a comprehensive collection of resources and tied these to tools and connections to open our thinking. Placed at the heart of this resource, is an exercise on the development of one’s own ‘Personal Philosophy of Teaching’”

Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it

The author of this resource states “the purpose of this handbook is to provide a free educational resource for HECA Colleges to use in the education and training of those who teach in their colleges and who are new to teaching, those who have limited experience, or, alternatively, who are new to an aspect of teaching. It builds on the National Professional Development Framework for all Staff who Teach in Higher Education (National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, 2016). This handbook is designed for new tutors/lecturers/teachers/ educationalists or more experienced teachers who wish to reflect on their teaching, learning, and assessment. In particular, it is directed at part-time or contract workers, who are important contributors from other industries; their role as industry worker as well as teacher/practitioner in higher education is acknowledged”.

Related OER

The Irish Journal of Academic Practice (IJAP) is published online once annually at Technological University Dublin. IJAP is a peer-reviewed journal that welcomes scholarly and practice-based articles, case studies, opinion & reflective pieces and reviews relating to learning, teaching, assessment and technology within higher education.

Through the inclusion of insightful provenances and case histories, students are taken on a journey back in time to learn not only from the original donors, but also from the physicians and anatomists who treated and prepared the specimen, offering fascinating insights into the healthcare systems and the education values of the time. Careful consideration was given to which specimens were to be showcased. Specifically, those over a hundred years old, without identifying features or sensitive features such as developmental anomalies.

This resource has been created by an interdisciplinary project team at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin and was funded through the Strategic Alignment of Teaching and Learning Enhancement Fund 2020.

Throughout this workbook students are asked to engage with the PCs Graduate Attribute & Mindsets Framework via a suite of activities or exercises. This engagement will provide students with the language of skills and attributes best suited to job application and success.

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