Lifelong Learning: Preparing For Our Future World
HELLIN Conference 2019 – Wednesday 11th December 2019
Conference Afternoon Session
Conference Morning Session
Key Presentation: Dr. Meg Benke
Preparing for our Future World: Personalised and Connected Learning
Meg Benke, noted adult educator and online learning leader is Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at State University of New York Empire State College and Professor, School of Graduate Studies. Dr. Benke has had an extensive administrative career at Empire State College, previously serving as dean of the Center for Distance Learning and acting president. Dr. Benke was a Fulbright Scholar in 2015 at the Waterford Institute of Technology and is a continuing faculty associate with the institute. She continues to advise WIT and other institutions in Ireland related to online and blended learning strategy and the Recognition of Prior Learning.
Surviving or thriving in challenging times? Tales from Ireland’s first FE TEQ graduates
Dr. Carol O’Byrne, HEI FET Forum
Intergenerational learning, preparing for our future world
Dr. Trudy Corrigan, Dublin City University
Lucy Currie University Work Based Learning as a vehicle for Early Years Practitioners Professional Development
Dr. Lucy Currie, University of Northumbria
Higher education’s role in supporting the development of the social enterprise sector through lifelong learning initiatives
Dr. Mary Fenton, Waterford Institute of Technology
What can guidance counselling practice tell us about adult learners lifelong learning and career development?
Dr. Lucy Hearne, University of Limerick
Engaging with RPL for lifelong learning
Dr. Maeve O’Grady, Waterford Institute of Technology
Can virtual communities of practice address adult learning participation disparities?
Ms. Sinéad Hyland, Maynooth University
Partnerships and collaboration for lifelong learning regional enterprise academic partnership (REAP) project
Dr. Ann Ledwith, Dr. Greg Larkin, Ms. Sinead Spain, University of Limerick
Promoting a professional learning community (PLC) in the further education and training (FET) context
Dr. Sorcha O’Toole, Galway and Roscommon Education and Training Board
The following expert colleagues have kindly given of their time to join Meg in a Panel Discussion on Lifelong Learning: Preparing for Our future World.
Conference Sponsor: The National Forum for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
The National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is the national body responsible for leading and advising on the enhancement of teaching and learning in Irish higher education. It works with those who teach, learn and shape policy and practice to ensure a valued and informed teaching and learning culture in Irish higher education. Its focus is upon the professional development of all those who teach, teaching and learning in a digital world, teaching and learning within and across disciplines, and student success. For more information, please visit www.teachingandlearning.ie or follow @ForumTL.
Accommodation in Waterford
Tower Hotel – https://www.towerhotelwaterford.com/
City centre – on-site parking – 051 862300 / [email protected]
Granville Hotel – https://www.granvillehotel.ie/
City centre – adjacent public parking – 051 305555 / [email protected]
Marina Hotel – https://www.waterfordmarinahotel.com/
City centre – on-site parking – 051 856600 / [email protected]
Viking Hotel – https://www.vikinghotelwaterford.ie/
Walking distance WIT – on-site parking – 051 336933 / [email protected]
Travelodge Hotel – https://www.travelodge.ie/hotels/230/Waterford-hotel
Walking distance WIT – on-site parking – 051 358885 / [email protected]