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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Since March 2020 higher education has experienced one of the most disruptive phases in its recent history. In a sector typified by considered, researched and incremental change, overnight everyone began emergency remote teaching, learning and assessing. The dramatic shift resulted in positives and negatives, and posed a series of questions for students, staff and other stakeholders. Though still living through the pandemic, in March 2021 fifteen partners from a range of stakeholders across the sector agreed to work together to answer one shared persistent and urgent question: In the context of Covid-19, what have we learnt and what does it mean for the future of teaching and learning in Irish higher education?

The Fledgling Project reviewed assessment and feedback strategies of a final year early childhood studies professional practice placement in which students create and run a community-based parent and toddler group. A student practical guide was developed which includes feedback/guidance from past students, graduates, parents and employers.

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