Update for week of 14 March 2016

Perspectives on Education Seminars 2016  March 10

All staff are invited to participate in the second perspectives on education seminar of 2016, convened by the Learning, Teaching & Technology Centre, and designed to provide an opportunity for members of the DIT community to exchange ideas on issues in education and the factors which impinge on how we work as academics within DIT. 

“Should HE lecturers have a formal qualification in teaching?”

Thursday 10th March, DIT Aungier Street, 1pm to 2.30pm

Chair: Dr Jen Harvey, LTTC, DIT

Guest speakers:

  • John O’Neill, Head of Lifelong Learning, ITT Dublin
  • Leanne Harris, Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, DIT
  • Alan Morgan, Lecturer, Management & Marketing, Dublin Business School

In 2007, DIT put in place a policy that all staff commencing employment with the Institute should be required to take our PostGraduate Diploma (previously the Certificate) in third level learning and teaching Diploma, unless they already have a qualification. While there are similar policies in other EU countries, DIT remain the only Irish institution that has this requirement.  

Implementing this policy is resource intensive for the institution, but can good teaching be taught? Is a teaching qualification an essential or just a ‘nice to have’ for lecturers?

The seminar will begin with short contributions from the Chair and Guest Speakers, followed by informal discussion in which we welcome all colleagues to voice their opinions about this topic.

When: Thursday 10th March, DIT Aungier Street, 1pm to 2.30pm.

Catering: Tea/coffee will be available, and feel free to bring sandwiches/lunch
BOOKING: To ensure that there is adequate space at the venue, please reserve your place by booking online or phone 01-4027866.