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<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><st1:place w:st="on"><b><font
 size=4 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:14.0pt;color:navy;
 font-weight:bold'>SHANNON</span></font></b></st1:place><b><font size=4
color=navy><span style='font-size:14.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>
CONSORTIUM REGIONAL TEACHING AND LEARNING WORKSHOPS,<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=4
color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:14.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:
bold'>&nbsp;2<sup>nd </sup>- 3<sup>rd</sup> December, <o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=4
color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:14.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:
bold'>Absolute Hotel, <st1:place w:st="on">Limerick</st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><b><font size=2 color=navy face=Calibri><span
style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
11.0pt;color:navy'>Prof. Ranald Macdonald (see bio below) will facilitate three
half day workshops, <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Making Teaching More
Effective</span></i>, <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Assessment for
Learning</span></i> and <i><span style='font-style:italic'>Student Led Learning</span></i>,
in the Shannon Consortium Regional Teaching and Learning Series. All faculty
and staff from MIC, UL, LIT and IT <st1:place w:st="on">Tralee</st1:place> are
invited to participate.&nbsp; Please see attached outline and details of each
workshop.&nbsp;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><b><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><b><font size=3 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><b><font size=3 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>Workshop
Title:</span></font></b><font size=3 color=navy><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
color:navy'> &nbsp;<b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Making Teaching More
Effective</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2<sup>nd</sup>
December 2009<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Time:&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09.30
&#8211; 13.00<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Venue:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Absolute
Hotel, <st1:place w:st="on">Limerick</st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>To register:
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Email: <a href="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"
title="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"><font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie</span></font></a><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal><font size=2 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:
bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=nospacing><b><i><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold;font-style:italic'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></i></b></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>Our teaching may be judged by many criteria, including:
examination results; the skills and attributes employers and others perceive
that students leave with; the National Student Survey results (in the <st1:country-region
w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>); feedback
from students through end-of-unit/module or year evaluations; peer observation;
our own personal reflections.&nbsp; <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>In this workshop we will explore some of the ways in which
we might evaluate our teaching, how we can respond to the outcomes and what it
means to enhance our teaching practices. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>We will draw on our own and our students&#8217; conceptions
of learning and teaching and explore ways in which the curriculum, teaching and
assessment might be changed in order to promote more effective learning.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>During the session we will: reflect on the characteristics
of effective teaching and how these might be demonstrated through the learning
of your students; explore ways in which you might re-design the curriculum to
promote the acquisition and development of a range of skills and attributes as
well as appropriate subject knowledge and understanding; and examine a variety
of approaches to evaluating how well students are learning in a range of
situations including individual classes, units, subjects and programmes in
order to enhance your teaching practices.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:
bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:
bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><b><font size=3 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>Workshop
Title:</span></font></b><font size=3 color=navy><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
color:navy'> <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Assessment for Learning</span></b><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 2<sup>nd</sup>
December 2009<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Time:&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 14.00
&#8211; 17.00<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Venue:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Absolute
Hotel, <st1:place w:st="on">Limerick</st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>To register:
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"
title="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"><font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie</span></font></a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=2 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
10.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>Whilst much is made of the need to reduce opportunities and
rewards from plagiarism in student assessment, the main issue is to focus on
assessment practices that engage students in active learning rather than a
&#8216;police and punish&#8217; culture. They need to make sense of what they
are learning &#8211; whether subject content or professional practice &#8211;
rather than to see and experience assessment as merely a series of hurdles
which they have to overcome. Assessment should be <i><span style='font-style:
italic'>for</span></i> and not just <i><span style='font-style:italic'>of</span></i>
learning.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>At the same time, with larger and more diverse student
groups, assessment practices increasingly need to be efficient as well as
effective. In particular, students require timely and useful feedback which
does not place an undue burden on staff. We will therefore explore the
relationship between teaching, assessment and effective feedback in promoting
better student learning.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>Participants are invited to bring examples of their
assessment practice which is aligned with more active learning and teaching
approaches. All will leave with an action plan as the basis for improving their
practice.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;
font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;
font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><b><font size=3 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>Workshop
Title:</span></font></b><font size=3 color=navy><span style='font-size:12.0pt;
color:navy'> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <b><span style='font-weight:bold'>Student Led
Learning<o:p></o:p></span></b></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Date:&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 3<sup>rd</sup>
December 2009<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Time:&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 09.30
&#8211; 13.00<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=MsoNormal style='margin-left:216.0pt'><font size=2 color=navy
face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>Venue:
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; The Absolute
Hotel, <st1:place w:st="on">Limerick</st1:place><o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face=Calibri><span style='font-size:11.0pt;color:navy'>To register:
&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;
Email&nbsp;<a href="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"
title="mailto:Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie"><font color=navy><span style='color:navy'>Mary.Fitzpatrick@ul.ie</span></font></a>
<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing align=center style='text-align:center'><b><font size=3
color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;
font-weight:bold'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing style='margin-left:1.0cm'><font size=3 color=navy
face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>&#8220;
&#8230; when a student chooses [their] own direction, helps to discover [their]
own learning resources, formulates [their] own problems, decides [their] own
course of action, lives with the consequences of each of these choices, then
significant learning is maximised.&#8221;<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing align=right style='margin-left:1.0cm;text-align:right'><font
size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US style='font-size:12.0pt;
color:navy'>(<st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Rogers</st1:place></st1:City>,
1969)<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>Much is made in the educational literature
of student-led learning, though it is not well explained. In this workshop we
will begin by exploring the characteristics of successful learning in the
participants&#8217; disciplines and, using a set of generic questions, consider
how students might be given greater responsibility for various aspects of their
learning. In doing so we will also consider what higher education should be
providing for our students as they learn for what Barnett (2004) calls
&#8216;an unknown future&#8217;. The focus will not necessarily be on students
acquiring skills but rather on how they engage in the process, and not just the
outcomes, of learning through, for example, inquiry-based learning. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>Participants will also be encouraged to
consider the relationship between research, teaching and learning in their own
practice and how to &#8216;be&#8217; within a discipline or profession and not
just &#8216;know&#8217; a lot about the subject. The implications for the
curriculum and ways we teach and assess to promote more active learning are
likely to emerge as key issues, as will the changed relationships between
students and staff, and between students and their peers, in the learning
experience.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span lang=EN-US
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy'>Whilst the aims are quite general, the
learning outcomes will be quite specific to the individual, as is the case in
most inspiring, rewarding, challenging and/or individually-focused learning. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><b><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span
style='font-size:12.0pt;color:navy;font-weight:bold'>About the workshop
facilitator<o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>Ranald Macdonald was until recently Professor of Academic
Development and Head of Strategic Development in the Learning and Teaching
Institute at <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Sheffield</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceName
w:st="on">Hallam</st1:PlaceName> <st1:PlaceType w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType>
in the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>.
Following early retirement in the summer of 2009, he remains an Emeritus
Professor at Sheffield Hallam and is a freelance Higher Education consultant. A
former Co-Chair of the <st1:country-region w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">UK</st1:place></st1:country-region>&#8217;s
Staff and Educational Development Association, he was also founder and Chair of
its Research Committee until 2008 and is a SEDA Fellowship holder and current
member of its Executive Committee. Ranald was awarded a UK National Teaching
Fellowship in 2005 and the Williams Evans Visiting Fellowship to the <st1:PlaceType
w:st="on">University</st1:PlaceType> of <st1:PlaceName w:st="on">Otago</st1:PlaceName>,
<st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Dunedin</st1:City>, <st1:country-region
 w:st="on">New Zealand</st1:country-region></st1:place> in 2007.<o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></span></font></p>

<p class=nospacing><font size=3 color=navy face=Calibri><span style='font-size:
12.0pt;color:navy'>Ranald&#8217;s main research and scholarly interests are in
the areas of academic development; assessment and plagiarism; problem and
enquiry-based learning; enhancing links between research, learning and
teaching; professional development for the leadership and management of
educational change,. He was Co-Director of Sheffield Hallam&#8217;s Centre for
Promoting Learner Autonomy from 2005-7. <o:p></o:p></span></font></p>

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face=Helvetica><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;color:#333333;
font-weight:bold'>Dr. Mary Fitzpatrick</span></font></b><b><font size=2
color="#ff6600" face=Helvetica><span style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Helvetica;
color:#FF6600;font-weight:bold'><o:p></o:p></span></font></b></p>

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