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Developing a Teaching and Learning Strategy: two perspectives

Author Marie Brennan, Larry McNutt
Abstract Following on from the Hunt report, 2011, that proposed that the IOT sector should amalgamate and be redesigned, three institutes ITT, ITB and DIT came together to explore the benefits of collaborating and seeking designation as a technological university for Dublin. This paper reflects on the events and outcomes from workshops that were organised across the three institutes to meet the criteria for designation and examines the feedback from participants at these events. The criteria that needed to be met to allow for this designation were outlined in the Technological Universities Bill, 2014. Support teams and working groups were set up across the three institutes and a set of foundation themes were developed that would be implemented to meet these criteria. One of the themes was to re-imagine the curriculum, in particular looking to improve the first year experience of students in the technological university and in the development of a teaching and learning strategy. Experts in the area of creative thinking and educational research were engaged in the process and provided structure and management at the events discussed herein.
Keywords Teaching, learning, strategy, curriculum, design thinking
Published In ICEP Proceedings 2015
Date 2015
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