Further Education Enhancement Seminar 2016
QQI, in association with ETBI, hosted an enhancement seminar for the Education and Training Boards in April 2016.
National and international speakers presented on the approaches and models of self-evaluation and reflective practice and provided examples and experiences from Ireland and overseas. The purpose of the event was to explore the benefits of self-evaluation and reflective practice from strategic and operational perspectives.
The programme is available to view
This enhancement seminar was designed specifically for Education and Training Boards (ETBs) to coincide with the introduction of the work QQI is doing with the ETBs on QA guidelines, validation policy and future institutional-level review. The seminar was open to all those representing various facets of the ETB community, ETBI and other key associates. At the event, there was representation from a broad range of roles within the ETBs, including Principals/Directors/Managers; Quality Assurance Officers; Training Standards Officers; Education Officers; and Development Officers.
Presentations from the seminar are available below:
“Extended” professionality for enhancement: fostering cultures of reflective practice - Professor Linda Evans,
School of Education, University of Leeds
Glasgow Clyde College and Quality - Thomas Smith, Glasgow Clyde College
Youthreach model of reflective practice/continuous improvement - Gerard Griffin,
National Co-ordinator, Youthreach/VTOS
Implementing the Quality Framework processes at Centre level - Sheila Sullivan,
EQAVET - approaches to self- evaluation - Sean Feerick, EQAVET
Self-assessment in VET Schools in Hungary - Katalin Molnár-Stadler, M&S Consulting Ltd., Budapest
Creating Synergies from the parallels between FET and HE - Dr Terry Maguire, National Forum for the
Enhancement of Teaching and Learning