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DIT awarded €157,000 in funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Posted: 18 January, 2017

The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education has awarded funding to two DIT projects that will use the Professional Development Framework for All Staff Who Teach in Higher Education as a model to develop staff teaching skills.

DIT will receive a total of €157,000 in funding.

DIT Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre is the lead partner on one of the projects, in collaboration with IT Blanchardstown and IT Tallaght. Together, they will develop a professional development framework for teaching and learning activities in engineering. The project team includes local discipline champions as well as representatives from management, staff development, and teaching, learning and technology centres in each institute. It is hoped that this framework will be developed to inform good practices in other disciplines across the three Institutes and in the wider academic community. More information can be found here.

The second project is a collaboration between DIT Library Services, Dundalk IT and IT Carlow to develop the teaching skills of library staff throughout their careers. The project will test the practicality and effectiveness of the Framework for library staff and will create a sustainable professional development environment for communities of practice across all Irish higher education libraries. Dundalk IT is the lead on this project. More information can be found here.