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Professional Development in DkIT

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This seminar brings together experts on Professional Development such as Dr Roisin Donnelly (DIT http://www.dit.ie/aadlt/lttc/about/meettheteam/staff/roisindonnelly.html); Dr Terry Maguire(https://www.teachingandlearning.ie/team/terry-maguire/) and Dr Jean McNiff (Professor of Educational Research at York St John University, UK; http://www.jeanmcniff.com/) and DkIT Staff who have engaged with the Professional Development Framework (PDF).

This seminar aims to give attendees the opportunity to reflect and explore the value of a professional development framework and to consider if and how a framework could be adopted in DkIT.

There will be opportunities for questions and responses throughout the seminar.

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09:30 Welcome. Dr Sheila Flanagan, Vice President Academic Affairs (DkIT)

09:45 Professional Development: Why does it Matter? A Student Perspective. Ms Maria Maguire, Incoming Student Union President (DkIT) and Oisin Hassan, Vice President of Academic Affairs, USI (TBC).

10:00 Existing Approaches to Professional Development in DkIT. Ger O' Driscoll. HR Manager (DkIT); Dr. Moira Maguire, Head of CELT (DkIT); Dr. Tim McCormac, Head of Research (DkIT) and Ann Cleary, Librarian (DkIT).

10:45 Tea/Coffee

11:10 Professional Development Framework as developed by the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning. Dr. Roisin Donnelly (Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre, DIT) and Dr. Terry Maguire (Head of Lifelong Learning, Institute of Technology Tallaght).

11:40 Experience from Pilots and Projects on engaging with the PDF.

ATLAS Project - Dr Nuala Harding, Teaching and Learning Centre, Athlone Institute of Technology.

L2L - Dr. Brendan Devlin, Librarian, Kevin Street Library, DIT.

Pilot Experience - Dr. Annaleigh Margey, Department of Humanities, DkIT.

Followed by a panel discussion.

12: 45 Lunch

13:30 Valuing and Nurturing our Practices and Work, Dr. Jean McNiff.

14:10 Reflections & Update on DkIT Staff Survey

14:30 Panel Discussion

15:00 Close of Seminar

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