A brief showcase of existing MTU Crawford initiatives that nurture wellness within teaching and learning, followed by an online talk and Q&A, delivered by Rhonda Schaller (Pratt Institute, Brooklyn). Rhonda is a Fulbright Specialist in contemplative and wellbeing pedagogy.
Benefit of this resource and how to make the best use of it
This resource begins with two short video presentations, one highlighting an MTU Crawford website resource (www.creativitytonic.ie) developed with a focus on wellness, the other highlighting an innovative approach to learning that was adapted at MTU Crawford during the pandemic.
The main presentation is by Rhonda Schaller (Fulbright Specialist in contemplative and wellbeing pedagogy) who outlines an understanding of wellness within teaching and learning, and explores how this approach has been implemented at Pratt Institute. Recent times have brought our awareness of wellbeing into sharp focus. We acknowledge its importance, but what is it exactly and how can we practically support it within teaching and learning? This presentation begins to consider these questions and look at how existing models can be incorporated into an Irish context.
This OER provides teaching and learning material in technologies applied to sustainability and resilience system design solutions, in particular, electronics prototypes involving sensors and actuators.
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 lecture addresses core issues in choosing a research topic for undergraduate and first time researchers to consider. Often final year undergraduate students find this task a difficult one. Step by step the the lecture connects the student to core concepts, pressure points and key readings to foster their idea and focus their decision.
The barriers to peace in terrorist societies can seem senseless to outside observers, and students of psychology and social sciences aim to gain knowledge to understand why. We present a role play exercise in which students take the perspective of terrorists or landowners based on the N. Ireland conflict, to promote their understanding.