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1 Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy Presentation to Academic Council 18 th June 2010

2 Learning Teaching Assessment Strategy

3 The LTA Strategy Supporting Student Centered Learning

4 Deliver on our commitment to provide a vibrant and sustainable learning and teaching community. Be inspired to continually improve the learning experience of our students. Why have an LTA Strategy?

5 All of us do not have equal talent, but all of us should have an equal opportunity to develop our talent. -- John F. Kennedy Pleasure in the job puts perfection in the work. -- Aristotle Instruction begins when you, the teacher, learn from the learner; put yourself in his place so that you may understand… what he learns and the way he understands it. -- Soren Kierkegaard No matter how good teaching may be, each student must take the responsibility for his own education. John Carolus S.J.

6 LTA Strategy Educational Philosophy Guiding Principles Aims and Objectives Measurable Outcomes

7 Educational Philosophy Pragmatic Student Centered Inclusive Ethical Respectful

8 Guiding Principles There are TEN guiding principles – Elaborate on the philosophy – Anchor the Aims and objectives – Inspire and guide us – Underpin the reasons WHY we educate – Focus on WHO we work for

9 Aims & Objectives There are SEVEN principle AIMS of the strategy Reflect the main THEMES of the strategy – Student Centered, Diversity, Assessment, Professionalism, New modes of delivery, Regulatory compliance, Validation and assurance of strategy Help define the measurable objectives

10 Measurable Outcomes Each Aim has several objectives Objectives have multiple measurable outcomes identified Target dates for implementation List of outcomes is NOT definitive New outcomes consistent with principles and aims can be added External factors may impact on implementation

11 About the process used Many Meetings 10 Revised Drafts Multiple exchanges Frank exchange of views Respect for diverse opinions Commitment to finish the job

12 Thanks to :- The special sub-committee members – Brendan McCormack – Aiden Bell – Catherine McGuinn – Oliver Joyce – Perry share – Breffni OGorman – Leo Creedon – Brian McCann – Chris Sparks Administrative support - Eileen Curley

13 Learning Teaching and Assessment Strategy FIN (The End!)


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