The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences Teaching Day took place on Monday, August 28th 2017 at the Pavilion, University of Limerick. The event was well attended by faculty and postgraduate students from AHSS and other UL Faculties, with lively discussions during each session.
The first session examined teaching initiatives which took place in the Faculty this year. Below are links to the presentations from the morning:
- Dr Norah Burns (School of Law) ‘A Child Law Seminar Series: A Case Study on Reflective Learning’ (presentation forthcoming)
- Adrienne Horan and Prof. Shane Kilcommins (School of Law) ‘Engaging in Online Learning in Law’
- Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law) ‘Bringing the “Real World” into the Classroom: The BA (Criminal Justice) Career Seminar Series’
- Dr Gisela Holfter (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics) ‘Perspectives on Migration – or thoughts on how to develop an MA programme’
- Dr Mariano Paz and Dr Cinta Ramblado (School of Modern Languages & Applied Linguistics) ‘Memory, writing, and exile.’
The theme of the second session was ‘UL: Beyond the Campus’, where heard from external speakers about how UL can engage with others outside of UL:
- Dr Mairead Moriarty: This year, UL was awarded the new status of University of Sanctuary. As Chairperson of the UL committee, Mairead spoke about ways you can incorporate this into your teaching. View presentation
- Maria Cagney: As Curator of Education and Outreach at The Hunt Museum, Maria discussed ways in which UL can work with the museum. View presentation
- James Lawlor: As Regional Director of Narrative 4 Ireland, James spoke about how UL can work with Narrative 4, which is based on O’Connell Street, Limerick. View presentation
Finally, we heard about two new Broadening modules to be offered in 2017-18:
- Dr Joachim Fischer: Jean Monnet Module: The European Union: Broadening the Perspective
- Dr Michael Griffin: Composition & Rhetoric module
With thanks to all our speakers, and the AHSS Faculty Teaching Board, Dr Michael Griffin and Jess Beeley for organisation of the event.