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”.

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In the denouement of the COVID-19 pandemic, talk of a return to “normalcy” in higher education belies the great challenges and ongoing disruptions that yet lie ahead for many institutions. Public perceptions of the value of postsecondary education continue their downward slide, placing institutions in the position of having to demonstrate their worth and find solutions to declining enrollments. Data and analytics capabilities continue to evolve, introducing new opportunities and new risks to the institution. Chief among these capabilities, generative AI promises to change teaching and learning in ways many of us have yet to fully understand or prepare for.

For this year’s teaching and learning Horizon Report, expert panelists’ discussions highlighted and wrestled with these present and looming challenges for higher education. This report summarizes the results of those discussions and serves as one vantage point on where our future may be headed.

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The Transition Makers Toolbox is a collaborative initiative of the Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) at the University of Amsterdam and the alliance of Technical University Eindhoven, Wageningen University & Research, Utrecht University and University Medical Centre Utrecht (EWUU), supported by the Teaching & Learning Centre of the University of Amsterdam and Liberal Arts and Sciences and University College Utrecht at Utrecht University. Together with teachers from 9 higher education institutions across the Netherlands, we have developed these tools to empower your students to contribute to tackling complex societal challenges.

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