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The University of Limerick, Mary Immaculate College and Limerick Institute of Technology  have come together to form a regional Higher Education partnership under the title “Shannon Consortium”.

The Shannon Consortium is a dynamic group of institutions actively working together as equal partners to coordinate and develop specific innovations in the region.

Established in 2006, the Shannon Consortium encapsulates institution-wide co-operation across a diversity of HE activities. Since its establishment, a regional approach to outstanding teaching, learning and learner support has been developed in order to create a zone of excellence in teaching and learning at third and fourth level.

Inter-institutional shared-service projects between our three Centres for Teaching and Learning now include:


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 National Forum for Teaching and Learning Seminar Series
National Seminar Series 2018-2019

Aligning Learning, Teaching and Assessment in the Design of Higher Education Curricula

Date: Friday 1st February, 2019

Location: G10, Foundation Building, Mary Immaculate College

Facilitator: Dr Naomi Winstone, University of Surrey Convenor: Dr Gwen Moore, Director of Teaching and Learning, MIC

Registration: to register for the event click here

Programme Schedule

          9.45 – 10.00 Registration / Tea & Coffee

          10.00 – 10.15         Welcome

          10.15 – 11.15        Presentation: An outcomes-based approach to designing curricula

          11.15 – 11.30         Tea/Coffee

          11.30 – 12.30         Workshop: Critically examining and aligning learning and assessment to                                                 curricula

12.30 – 1.00            Discussion and Plenary 1.00 Lunch

Dr Naomi Winstone is the Director of the University of Surrey’s Assessment and Learning Lab. Naomi is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded National Teaching Fellowship in 2016. Naomi is a cognitive psychologist specialising in learning behaviour and engagement with education. Naomi’s research focuses on the processing and implementation of feedback, educational transitions, and educational identities. Her work has been published in leading journals including Educational Psychologist, Studies in Higher Education, and Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education, as well as the Times Higher. Her work has been funded by the Higher Education Academy, the Medical Research Council, the Leverhulme Trust, the Higher Education Funding Council for England, and the Society for Research into Higher Education.