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The Further Education Support Service has put together a calendar of events for Spring 2024 to support those working in the FET environment for SOLAS and DES funded providers. We have focused on offering on-line webinars and workshops across a range of topics. Those who register for a place on one of the on-line events will receive a link, via e-mail, that will allow them access the event on the given date and time. We will be adding more events as we finalise the details of the events, but as a start we have the following events available. 

The following is a list of the current series and themes on the PD calendar - please click on the highlighted headings below for further information:

Assessment - A series for those interested in locally devised assessment
This is a series of five online sessions that will deal with the following: 

  1. An Introduction to Locally Devised Assessment
  2. Devising Assessment Briefs and Examination Questions (Locally Devised Assessment)
  3. Devising Marking Schemes (Locally Devised Assessment)
  4. Marking Learner Assessment Evidence
  5. Feedback to Learners on Summative Assessment Tasks

Clear Writing for Developing Programmes and Assessment (Plain English)' NALA

Artificial Intelligence (AI), What is it and what are the opportunities and challenges for FET? 

Growing and Promoting RPL in ETB FET Provision

Supporting Executive Functioning in FET

The Science of ‘Bouncibility’ – How to Build Resilience within Ourselves

AI for Teaching, Learning and Assessment in FET

Machine Vs Machine - AI and Assessment

Active Teaching and Learning - Visual Thinking, Mapping & Framing Techniques

Unlocking the Potential of Rubrics in Teaching, Learning and Assessment 

Enhancing Our Sense of Team: An Evidence-based Approach

 

Please note: If you would like further information about a PD event, please contact FESS at cpdbookings@fess.ie. If you would like to cancel a place at a PD event, please contact FESS at cpdcancellations@fess.ie. To ensure that the maximum number of people get the opportunity to attend a FESS PD event, please give a minimum of four working days notice when cancelling attendance.

Please also note: In response to the fact that a number of people previously booked an online place at a PD event that they subsequently didn't log into, FESS took the decision to allow more people book a place at an event than there are places for. Those who log in first at the designated time for a live online event will be those who will be accommodated with a place. We hope that by taking this action, we will be able to maximise the number of people who are getting to log in to our PD events.

       Assessment - A series for those interested in locally devised assessment

Please note that this is a repeat of the Assessment suite of events that were offered in Spring/Autumn/Winter 2022 and 2023. 

assessment imageThis is a series of five weekly online sessions that will deal with the following: 

  1. An Introduction to Locally Devised Assessment
  2. Devising Assessment Briefs and Examination Questions (Locally Devised Assessment)
  3. Devising Marking Schemes (Locally Devised Assessment)
  4. Marking Learner Assessment Evidence
  5. Feedback to Learners on Summative Assessment Tasks

Participants are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions in this series. However, ideally participants would attend all five sessions to maximise their learning about local assessment.

 

The target audience for this series is: Assessors new to the area of FET and engaged in a locally devised assessment process. However, the sessions may also appeal to those who wish to refresh their understanding of assessment and/or those tasked with supporting/informing the assessment process locally. Please see further information on the target audience for each of the five sessions below. 

Facilitation: This series will be facilitated by Mary Sheehy (FESS).

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto an event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

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 An Introduction to Locally Devised Assessment
 Tuesday, 20 February 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

Please note: This is a repeat of the assessment suite of CPD events offered previously. 

The focus of this online session is on supporting the assessor working in a further education and training environment, where the assessor is required to develop local
assessment instruments and related documentation. The following topics will be covered:

  • An overview of the assessment process, including key milestones
  • Ensuring an understanding of the standard associated with levels 1 – 6 of the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ)
  • The role of the assessor in the assessment process

The target audience for this session is: those assessing learners for the first time, using locally devised assessment instruments.

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 Devising Assessment Briefs and Examination Questions (Locally  Devised Assessment)
 Tuesday 27 February 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

Please note: This is a repeat of the assessment suite of CPD events offered previously.

The focus of this online session is on supporting the assessor working in a further education and training environment, where the assessor is required to devise local assessment briefs (NFQ levels 1 to 6) and examination papers (NFQ levels 4 to 6). 

The target audience for this session is: those assessing learners for the first time, using locally devised assessment instruments.

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 Devising Marking Schemes (Locally Devised Assessment)
 Tuesday 5 March 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

Please note: This is a repeat of the assessment suite of CPD events offered previously. 

The focus of this online session is on devising marking schemes and outline solutions, as part of local assessment, at NFQ levels 4 – 6, for both assessment briefs and examination papers.

The target audience for this event is: those assessing learners for the first time, using local assessment.

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 Marking Learner Assessment Evidence
 Tuesday 12 March 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

Please note: This is a repeat of the assessment suite of CPD events offered previously.

This online session will focus on:

  • Marking and quality assurance
  • Marking learners’ assessment work - making assessment judgements/decisions and recording marking and marks
  • Striving for consistency in assessment - internally and with national standards

The target audience for this session is: those marking learners’ summative assessment evidence. In addition, this event is targeted at those who have a role in
supporting the assessment process, within the provider.

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 Feedback to Learners on Summative Assessment Tasks
 Tuesday 19 March 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

Please note: This is a repeat of the assessment suite of CPD events offered previously.

The focus of this online session is to support assessors in giving meaningful learner feedback on summative assessment tasks. This live online session will tease out the purpose,
approaches, principles, strategies, benefits and challenges associated with giving feedback to learners.

It will also provide space for participants to explore, discuss and share their experiences of what works well when providing learners with feedback on their summative assessment tasks.

The target audience for this session is: FET assessors or those in a co-ordination and/or quality assurance role.

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Follow-up Assessment Clinic

 This one hour online clinic is designed as a follow-up  support to complement the recently delivered suite of 5 PD sessions focusing on locally devised assessment. This clinic will provide an opportunity for FET practitioners to pose any locally-devised assessment questions and queries that they may have. An informal approach will be adopted for this session where the clinic will be participant-led, which will allow for the sharing and discussion of ideas. These clinics will be hosted on Zoom and the link will be emailed to participants in advance of the event. 

Tuesday 23 April - 16.00 to 17.00

 

  

Clear Writing for Developing Programmes and Assessment (Plain English)' NALA

NALAPlease Note: This is a repeat of a session delivered in November 2023

This session will show how the NALA plain English guidelines https://www.nala.ie/publications/a-plain-english-checklist-for-documents/ can help you to keep your written message clear, concise and effective.

The interactive workshop will look at best practice and use authentic examples from FET programmes and FET assessment instruments.

This is an interactive session. Participants are asked to be ready to ask and answer lots of questions to reflect on how we communicate with our learners.

The target audience for this event is: All FET staff members, including teachers, tutors, trainers, instructors and those in a co-ordination and/or quality assurance role.

Facilitation: This session will be facilitated by Sean Driver, Plain English Editor and Trainer in the National Adult Literacy Agency. With over 5 years-experience training thousands of people across the public and private sectors, Sean works to empower people to put the needs of their readers first. Clients include Citizens Information, ETBs, SOLAS, QQI and many others.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Wednesday 28 February 2024 - 14.00 to 16.30

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 Artificial Intelligence (AI), What is it and what are the opportunities and challenges for FET?

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A similar session was run in October 2023, this session will included updated information as the area of AI is fast-moving 

In the last year, there has been a huge interest in the profound potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) within the realm of Further Education and Training. This presentation will cover the basics of AI, demystifying its core concepts and exploring its real-world applications. We will focus on BingChat, an advanced AI language model through the lens of a FET teacher or tutor. AI can  assist educators, administrators, and students alike, providing personalized support, generating educational content, and promoting engagement. But AI in education is not just about convenience; it's also about the opportunities and challenges it presents to educators. Explore the vast potential for AI to streamline administrative tasks, enhance teaching materials, and adapt learning experiences to individual student needs. We will discuss the challenges and potential threats AI poses to educators in the FET sector, addressing concerns about job displacement and the changing role of teachers/tutors/trainers. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion on the future of education where AI and human educators collaborate to create more effective and personalized learning environments. Discover how you can harness the power of AI to elevate your teaching practices and unlock new possibilities in Further Education and Training.

Facilitation: John Heffernan (Mayo, Sligo and Leitrim ETB) and Susan Dunne (Tipperary ETB)

John Heffernan is the MSLETB as Professional Development co-ordinator. John's career, prior to teaching was in IT, working for a number of start up companies. He has taught or worked in ed tech for more that twenty years including two years as a PLC teacher.

Susan Dunne brings 13 years of experience as an educator in post-primary education, teaching Business, Accountancy, and IT.  She was part of one of the first schools to achieve recognition as a Microsoft School of Excellence in Ireland.Over the past four years, Susan ventured into Further Education, where she teaches QQI Level 4 and 5 courses. Within her teaching, she uses OneNote E-portfolio extensively for teaching and assessment purposes. Alongside her practical teaching experience, she holds a postgraduate qualification in Special Educational Needs. Her enthusiasm for technology is constant and she continually explores innovative ways to incorporate it into her teaching practices.Throughout her career, she has dedicated time to enhancing her pedagogical skills, delving into various teaching methodologies, including Assessment for Learning and becoming a Universal Design for Learning (UDL) facilitator.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Thursday, 29th February 2024 - 14.00 to 16.00

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Growing and Promoting RPL in ETB FET Provision

RPLMany Providers in FET are struggling to develop and promote RPL as a mainstream offering in their ETB. Patsy Hogan, QA Officer with Limerick and Clare Education and Training Board, will explain how RPL has grown from small discrete projects in Limerick and Clare ETB to widely offering RPL as a mainstream strand of provision through policy development, staff training and promoting awareness.

 

 

The session will focus on broadly answering the following questions:
• Where do we start with development of RPL in our ETB?
• How can we develop a meaningful policy and support materials?
• What training and support is available to potential RPL practitioners?
• How do the EU Guidelines on Validating Non-formal and Informal Learning support ETBs?
• Do ETBs have an RPL budget?
• How do systems such as PLSS and the QQI Business System (QBS) support RPL?

There will be time for Q&A and group discussion on these topics during the session and the session is intended to be informative, supportive and interactive.

The target audience for this event is: FET staff members, especially those in a management/co-ordination and/or quality assurance role who have a particular interest in RPL promotion and/or development in their ETB.

Facilitation: Patsy Hogan, Quality Assurance Officer, Limerick and Clare ETB. Patsy has been actively involved in the RPL space for a number of years. She has been instrumental in placing Limerick and Clare ETB at the forefront of RPL practice in Ireland. Patsy has developed a RPL professional development course which is run internally in her ETB and has also been attended by colleagues from other ETBs. She has also taken a lead role in RPL policy development, promotion, support and awareness both in her own ETB and in national and European projects.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

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Wednesday 6 March 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00 

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Supporting Executive Functioning in FET

Executive functioning skills include our ability to plan, to manage our time, to be organised, to prioritise and to maintain motivation and persistence, amongst lots of other things. Do you have learners who just can't seem to get work completed, or in on time. Do they find it difficult to prioritise? Are they struggling with meeting deadlines in their daily lives or in your classroom? These skills do not always come easy to everyone. However, these skills are exceptionally challenging for many learners who are neurodivergent. Although this workshop is not only for those working with neurodivergent learners, it will examine the importance of scaffolding and teaching executive functioning skills to neurodivergent learners. In the true spirit of UDL, creating an environment supportive of neurodivergent learners with executive functioning challenges, will create an environment that is supportive of all.

Through a Universal Design for Learning lens, by the end of this hands-on and interactive workshop, participants will be able to:
• Define and discuss executive functioning.
• Identify and share ways that our colleges and centres do and can support executive functioning skills.
• Identify and share ways that we, as educators, do and can support executive functioning skills in the classroom.
• Create opportunities in teaching, learning and assessment activities where executive functioning skills can be further supported and enhanced.

Target audience: All FET educators (including but not exclusive to those working with neurodivergent learners).

Facilitation: This session will be facilitated by Carrie Archer. Carrie lectures on postgraduate programmes for FET specifically in the area of Diversity and Inclusion. She is a qualified special education and inclusive education teacher and has worked in the FET sector for the past 15 years. She is a qualified education leadership coach and specialises in the area of ADHD. She is a keen advocate for the use of UDL in education, from classroom to staffroom to boardroom and beyond to meet the needs of all.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

 

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Monday 11 March 2024 - 14.00 to 16.00

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The Science of ‘Bouncibility’ – How to Build Resilience within Ourselves

ShaneMartinLife is an imperfect journey and crisis is guaranteed. There will always be setbacks and misfortunes. Resilience is the ability to adapt to the challenges of life. It’s about bouncing back rather than falling apart. If you are strong in resilience you have this ‘bouncibility’ and can harness your inner strengths and coping mechanisms. Others need to learn the skills at the heart of resiliency. If life is full of challenges then we need to know how to not only withstand the pressure but to thrive in adversity.

If you are low in resilience, you will focus too much on your problems and deficits and be overwhelmed during challenges. You will be drawn towards unhealthy conclusions and become more vulnerable instead of stronger. Becoming more resilient will not mean that problems disappear. It does not mean that you have to become ‘as hard as nails’. Resilience is more about learning how to cope – tapping into our own resources and fostering inner-strengths in order to stay ‘standing’ during and after crisis.

Science has uncovered specific traits/factors that can be utilised at work and in our lives in general. This seminar outlines evidence-based strategies linked to greater outcomes during challenge and change.

The target audience for this event is: All FET staff members.

Facilitation: Shane Martin C.Psychol.Ps.S.I., Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland
Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best evidence-based psychology to help people protect their mental health and enhance the quality of their lives.
A leader within the area of education he has visited hundreds of schools throughout the island of Ireland working with management teams, teachers, students and parents promoting a psychology of health, happiness and resilience. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous national educational conferences including NAHTNI, NAPD, ACCS, IPPN, INTO, JMB and PDA. Shane addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools.
His ‘Moodwatchers’ psychology course has been delivered at community venues throughout the length and breadth of Ireland and he has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Ireland and abroad on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Thursday 14 March 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

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AI for Teaching, Learning and Assessment in FET

AI IMageRapid advances in generative AI present significant opportunities and challenges for society and for education providers. In FET the opportunities include harnessing AI to support planning and teaching and utilising AI tools to support learners throughout their learning journeys. Challenges include addressing concerns about academic integrity and developing a strategic approach to AI use which focuses on ethics and criticality. In this workshop we will detail how the TEL and QA support services in LCETB College of FET came together to develop a coordinated strategic approach to the adoption and use of AI. The approach adopted involved initial awareness raising, the development of guidelines on AI use in assessment, and the rollout of CPD initiatives focused on AI and assessment and the critical exploration of AI tools.

 

 

Target audience: All FET educators and particularly those involved in assessment of learners includinf QA staff.

Facilitation: Máire Lynch and Dr Brendan Ryan

Máire Lynch is a QA Officer with Limerick and Clare ETB with responsibility for curriculum development and review, new programme development and quality assuring teaching, learning and assessment across the organisation. Máire previously worked in industry before taking up a teaching position with the former VECs and worked extensively in classroom and co-ordination roles before moving into the area of quality assurance. She was part of the national working group responsible for the development of the FET Referencing Handbook and Academic Writing Handbook for Learners. Areas of particular interest include incorporating UDL Principles into teaching, learning and assessment at all NFQ levels, use of Plain English tools and facilitating AI practices to enhance teaching, learning and assessment.

Dr Brendan Ryan has worked in Adult and Further Education for over thirty years and as a Learning Technologist for over twenty of those years. In his role with Limerick and Clare ETB Further Education and Training (FET) Division he leads up the Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) Support Service. Brendan has extensive teaching and research experience and recently completed a PhD study focused on embedding criticality in Learning Technology Professional Development.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Thursday 11 April 2024 - 14.00 to 16.00

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Machine Vs Machine - AI and Assessment

Keith QuilleIn this professional learning session for teachers, we'll delve into the fascinating realm of AI in assessment. Together, we'll examine its utilization and effectiveness, uncovering both the challenges it faces and the areas where it excels or falls short. Our exploration will commence with an in-depth look at the essence of AI and its various applications in assessment. From the rigidity of closed, proctored exams to the flexibility of open-book assessments, we'll dissect examples that span the spectrum. We'll delve into critical questions: Can its presence be easily identified? These inquiries will guide our discussion as we dissect the nuances of AI detection and explore the evolving strategies students employ to evade detection. Join us as we navigate the complexities of AI in assessment, equipping ourselves with the knowledge and insights necessary to adapt and thrive in an increasingly technologically driven educational landscape.

Target audience: All FET educators, particularly those who are involved in the assessment of learners as well as QA staff.

Facilitation: This session will be facilitated by Dr Keith Quille who is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Enterprise Computing and Digital Transformation in TU Dublin. Keith's' primary area of research is in Computer Science Education (with an emphasis on inclusion) which spans third, second and primary levels. The main focus of Keith's' research at third level (including my PhD) was the early identification of students who were at risk of failing or dropping out of Computer Science (using machine learning techniques), as well as interventions to try and reduce attrition rates. Keith's' research also focuses on gender and inclusion, with an aim to reduce stereotypes and promote the Computer Science discipline across all levels of education. Keith's primary area of teaching is in Software Development, (CS1 and CS2) and Applied Machine Learning with Artificial Intelligence. Keith is the program coordinator of TU862 Computing with AI and ML undergraduate. Keith has also developed, delivered and coordinated a wide range of other modules. To complement Keith's' Computer Science Education research at third level, Keith has also been significantly involved in primary and second level Computer Science Education, from the Governmental level to formal and informal teacher professional development, to leading a large-scale national, primary and second level Computer Science outreach and research programme (http://CSinc.ie). Keith was also a secondary school and further education teacher for 7 years in St Conleth's Community College, in Newbridge, Co Kildare. Keith is also a part time software developer in webuildweb.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Monday 15 April 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

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Active Teaching and Learning
Visual Thinking, Mapping & Framing Techniques

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This online workshop will introduce some visual thinking tools and techniques to support FET learners develop ideas for projects, reports and presentations e.g. map initial ideas, research a topic, find relevant keywords etc.

The workshop is hands-on and will take participants through the process of selecting and using different tools, and exploring possible uses and applications.
NOTE- Material Needed: participants need to bring a few large sheets of paper (A3) and some coloured pens to the workshop

 

 

The target audience for this event is: FET staff members, especially those in a management/co-ordination and/or quality assurance role who have a particular interest in RPL promotion and/or development in their ETB.

Facilitation: Miriam is an independent facilitator, trainer and consultant with a strong background and experience of working in Education both nationally and internationally that includes teaching, lecturing and training roles at Primary, Post-primary, Further Education and Training, and Higher Education (Teacher Education) levels. Miriam has also held senior management roles in Curriculum Development, Professional Development and Education Support Services.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Monday 15 April 2024 - 14.00 to 16.00

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Unlocking the Potential of Rubrics in Teaching, Learning and Assessment

Please note: This event is a repeat of a previous FESS PD event on 'Unlocking the Potential of Rubrics in Teaching, Learning and Assessment' first delivered online in Spring and Autumn/Winter 2022 and 2023.

RubricThis online event aims to assist FET staff in the development and use of rubrics to support teaching, learning and assessment activities. This is an interactive event where participants will be provided with information, have the opportunity to engage in discussion and participate in a rubric development workshop.

This event will:

  • Provide an overview of what we mean by rubrics
  • Explore the purpose, types and benefits of rubrics
  • Explore the use and relevance of rubrics for teaching, learning and assessment
  • Provide participants with the opportunity to begin the development of a rubric
  • Provide the opportunity to share some examples of rubrics for different purposes.

Learning together in this event will help us to consider the range of possibilities rubrics can bring to teaching, learning and assessment.

The target audience for this event is: FET staff including teachers, tutors, trainers, programme co-ordinators and QA staff.

Facilitation: This event will be facilitated by Mary Sheehy (FESS).

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this event unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Tuesday 16 April 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

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Enhancing Our Sense of Team: An Evidence-based Approach

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Working with other people doesn’t mean that you’re working as a team. Real teamwork implies collaboration, communication, and acknowledgment of a common purpose.

Grouping people together doesn’t mean you have a team. Teams are, in fact, a very particular kind of group in that they’re interdependent and focused on structure and activities. At a minimum, a team should be a cooperative unit and, at its best, a team is a collaborative unit. How can we harness an authentic sense of team? How can we initiate and sustain a sense of team? Are there any scientifically proven strategies that can make teams better at teamwork?

 

 

 

The target audience for this event is: All FET staff members.

Facilitation: Shane Martin C.Psychol.Ps.S.I., Chartered Psychologist of the Psychological Society of Ireland

Shane Martin is a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best evidence-based psychology to help people protect their mental health and enhance the quality of their lives.
A leader within the area of education he has visited hundreds of schools throughout the island of Ireland working with management teams, teachers, students and parents promoting a psychology of health, happiness and resilience. He has been a keynote speaker at numerous national educational conferences including NAHTNI, NAPD, ACCS, IPPN, INTO, JMB and PDA. Shane addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on Education and Skills on the important topic of Positive Mental Health in Schools.
His ‘Moodwatchers’ psychology course has been delivered at community venues throughout the length and breadth of Ireland and he has been a keynote speaker at conferences in Ireland and abroad on a range of topics around empowerment, recovery and happiness.

Please note: Pre-booking is essential. Please do not book onto this session unless you are sure that you will attend / have approval to attend (if required). If an emergency arises, please inform us ASAP (cpdcancellations@fess.ie) as we operate a waiting list system and if time allows, we can offer your booked place to another person.

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Wednesday 24 April 2024 - 10.00 to 12.00

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