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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This workbook takes the student on a conceptual journey aiding their understanding of what is meant by the quantitative-qualitative research process in contemporary legal empirical research. Although, of interest to social science students, the particular worked examples relate to how to do research on law, legal policy and review.

This is a short introduction to ChatGPT for people teaching in higher education, created in January 2023 and updated until this version was saved in February 2023. The resource is a slide deck which you are free to modify and update (since this is a fast-moving topic). No prior knowledge of AI or chatbots is necessary to use the slides.

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.

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