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Funding awarded for reflection as learning and assessment seminar

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Norah Burns of the School of Law was recently awarded funding from The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education to host a seminar as part of the National Forum’s Seminar Series.

The seminar is titled ‘Reflection as Learning and Assessment’ and will take place on May 25th. The seminar will be a half-day in length. The guest speaker at the seminar will be Dr Jennifer Moon. Dr Moon is a leading international expert on reflective learning and assessment around the world and is the author of a number of key books in the area. Dr Moon will first give a plenary lecture on what is reflective learning and assessment.

This will be followed by Ms Burns taking the participants through a case study on her use of reflective learning as an assessment tool as utilised in her Child Law class in Autumn 2016. She has undertaken with ethical approval from the AHSS Research Ethics Committee a pre and post course student survey on the utilisation of these methods in class. The findings from this study will be presented to the seminar participants. Three students from Ms Burns’ class will also provide short presentations on how they as students felt about using reflective learning as an assessment tool.

These talks will then by followed by a workshop led by Dr Moon who has spent over twenty years giving workshops to academics on how to use reflective learning and assessment methods. More information about this seminar can be found on: www.teachingandlearning.ie/event/reflection-learning-assessment/

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