7th Annual LTTC Graduate Student Conference 12th May 2016
Are you interested in hearing more about the latest Irish higher education research/perspectives on important areas for educators today? The purpose of the graduate student conference is to disseminate educational research which is relevant and interesting to all academic staff in DIT and involving both present and past graduates from our three programmes; the MA in Higher Education, MSc in Applied eLearning and Postgraduate Diploma in 3rd Level Learning & Teaching and from our CPD module in Academic Writing and Publishing.
We have amalgamated our Graduate Student Conference into the LTTC Showcase of Learning & Teaching Innovations for 2016. The afternoon segment of the Showcase from 2 to 3pm involves parallel sessions by current and past students on our LTTC programmes.
Venue: LTTC Area, 5th Floor, DIT Aungier St.
Further details on the overall programme : Programme Outline for Showcase and Graduate Conference
Registration is now open via Eventbrite: http://lttc-learning-innovation-event-may2016.eventbrite.ie
Graduate student conference parallel session schedule: Grad conference 2016 programme
Some presenters who have participated in the Academic Writing and Publishing module have made short video abstracts to discuss what their presentation will cover, and where they believe their field of research is going. These are available below;
Kieron Lawlor -Has Ireland lost faith in Thirdlevel Faith-based Education?
Background to the Graduate Student Conference
One of the aims of the graduate student conference is to build a network of research-informed participants across the programmes in the Learning, Teaching and Technology Centre. By encouraging such networking, it is anticipated that this event will also reinforce participants' understanding of the value of involvement in communities of practice associated with academic disciplines and professions. This conference focuses attention on how learning and academic writing happens within the Academic Writing and Publishing Module on the programmes, as well as how it is experienced in different subject contexts; specifically it encourages participants to critically reflect on their thinking & learning about educational research they are currently engaged with, and to share these reflections with others by involving themselves in this student-led conference and resulting subsequent national and international publications.