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Ireland’s higher education sector is undergoing significant change through mergers, clustering and the development of a new type of university – a technological university.
The first major event in the change process is being organised by the Higher Education Project (set up by Anto Kerins author of An Adventure in Service-Learning). This event will be taking place in the Department of Education’s Clock Tower in Dublin, on the 12 April 2012.
More information about this event can be found here.
If you wish to attend please contact Martin O’Reilly email@example.com.
Whether a candidate or an HR specialist, I encourage you to take a moment to visit Mark Parkinson’s web page on practice psychometric and university admission tests. Alongside practical advice on a wide variety of tests and explanations of the most common types of test, you’ll find links to a battery of different practice tests to try. Mark Parkinson is author of Using Psychology in Business.
I like to make sure we balance stories about success and failure in the blog, so that it doesn’t simply become a digital Cassandra. But there are very useful articles out there on the causes of project failure and Howard Hills research report 33 Reasons Why e-Learning Project Fail is a case in point. I recommend it to trainers and e-learning developers alike. Although it’s ostensibly about project failure there is a raft of pragmatic (and rigorous) advice to ensure project success, so it’s not all doom and gloom. Howard Hills is author of Team-Based Learning and Individual Preferences in e-Learning
This activity, taken from Emotional Intelligence by Ann Cartwright and Amanda Solloway, is ideal if the facilitator has a working knowledge of different cultural approaches, though this does not need to be in-depth.
This Cultural Diversity and Equality Awareness activity is a powerful social awareness tool: by taking something as simple as a wedding, it demonstrates how people view things from many different angles and shows that there is no right or wrong view.
When students are responsible for a charity fundraiser, an awareness campaign, or people needing help, the buck stops with them. This is real life and if they fail they have to take the consequences. One student said that ‘if you go into an exam and you bomb at it, there’s no one there looking at you’. However, if you fail in the service activity there is no hiding place. The nature of learning in service activity is different to classroom learning: ideas are grasped or apprehended rather than acquired or comprehended. The student has to deal with and manage the whole phenomenon rather than just the textbook and teacher talk element.
Find out how things can be different – read Anto Kerins introduction here.