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The Sipping Point: A Worthwhile Space for Refuelling Teaching Practice?

Author Clare Gormley
Abstract This discussion paper revolves around efforts to develop and foster a culture of sharing teaching practice at an Irish University. In particular it focuses on the establishment of The Sipping Point - a relatively new professional learning space for staff at Dublin City University who are interested in sharing, discussing and learning from colleagues' teaching practice. The Sipping Point takes the form of regular, somewhat informal lunchtime conversation sessions on a predetermined theme. Running since April 2017, this paper describes the thinking behind the initiative, the reception it has received thus far, and some of the key feedback received from attendees to date. The paper may therefore be of interest to those considering the implementation of similar activities elsewhere
Keywords Professional Development, Professional Learning, Informal Learning, Conversations, University Teaching, Space
Published In ICEP Proceedings
Year 2018
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