Meeting and workshop, May 27-June 1, 2018, Galway, Ireland

Competence orientation in transdisciplinary education programmes


Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC)

May 27-June 1st 2018   

LOCATION: Marine and Freshwater Research Centre (MFRC), Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT), GALWAY, IRELAND 

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Day 1 (Sunday 27th May):  Virtual Meeting

Welcome 8pm

Welcome (via Skype)

19:30 to 20:30 Introduction to what is expected and meeting material

(e-Handout and website link circulated prior)

20:30 to 21:00 Flipped Classrooms – material provided to read before Monday

(e-Handout circulated prior)


Day 2 (Monday 28th May):  On Campus

If you enter through the main entrance, there is a coffee dock to your left with a seating area – we will meet you here to show you to the Main Board Room

 Start time 9:30am - Main Board Room

9:30 to 10:30 Introduction to MSc development (Case Study)

10:30 to 11:00 Overview of what is presented in the Proposal

(discussion on material provided)

11:00 to 11:30 Tea and coffee available 

11:30 to 1:00 Hands on session: Gap analysis on current situation in Thailand and Vietnam


1:00 to 2:00  LUNCH

2:00 to 2:15 John Joe O’Farrell (Director of International Engagement) MSc in GMIT

2:15 to 3:00 MSc Structure - Breakout groups (modules/thesis/placement) 

3:00 to 4:00 Online material (CPD VLE/First Steps)

  Tea and coffee available

- Guest Speaker – Colin – Vocational Transfer (Aquaculture)

5:00 to 6:30 Round Table Discussion to finalise MSc Structure and Organisation


Day 3 (Tuesday 29th May):  On Campus

Start time 9:30am - Main Board Room


9:30 to 10:30 Programme Learning Outcomes (LO)

10:30 to 11:00 Hands on session to devise LO’s

11:00 to 11:30 Tea and coffee available 

  • Guest Speaker – Felix – Fish Disease and Animal Welfare


1:00 to 2:00LUNCH


2:00 to 3:00 Dublin competencies

3:00 to 4:00 Breakout groups (link module descriptors to competencies)

3:30 to 4:30 Introduction to Lesson plan preparation

4:30 to 5:30 Breakout groups (lessons incorporating competencies) 

Tea and coffee available during breakout

5:30 to 6:30 Results from breakout groups 


Day 4 (Wednesday 30th May):  On Campus

Start time 9:30am – Training Room Rm 1036


9:30 to 11:00 Student Centered Learning (SCL) strategies

11:00 to 11:30 Tea and coffee available 

11:30 to 1:00 Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) tools


1:00 to 2:00LUNCH


2:00 to 3:30 Assessment Strategies

3:30 to 4:30 Round Table Discussion/Plenary/Mapping

Tea and coffee available during breakout

4:30 to 5:30 Project discussion (future deliverables and planning)

5:30 to 6:30 Closing Remarks 


Day 5 (Thursday 31St May):   Optional

 Start time: 9:00 – Room 1035


 9:00-10:00 Derrie Murray (Irish Council for International Students)

The presentation is largely only relevant to the Vietnamese delegates. However, there also maybe some options for Thai students to apply for Royal Thai Government Scholarships, offered through the OCSC.

10:00-12:00 Talk at the Marine Institute on Aquaculture projects as well as Fish Health

12:00 – 2:00 Training fieldtrip exploring different practices (Oyster hatchery New Quay - Iarlith)


2:00 to 3:00 LUNCH

 Free Afternoon