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INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP, June 13, 2022

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How to design controversy workshops for active, team-based learning

Active, team-based learning can be an effective pedagogical approach to support learning and teaching. This one-hour masterclass discusses the theoretical framework of team-based learning with reference to its origins in active learning and problem-based learning paradigms.


The masterclass will describe a current case study where team-based learning informed the design, facilitation and assessment of a novel controversy workshop for researchers. The masterclass will conclude with a Q&A session to encourage trainers to use team-based approaches in their own teaching.

Target group: Early career researchers (PhD students, Postdocs, Assistant Professors)
Format: The workshop will take place hybrid. Physical participation is encouraged, but there will be the possibility to join via Zoom.

About the speaker:
Dr Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, BA(Psych), BSc, PhD

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Joanne has 14 years’ experience supporting the development of Early Career Researchers in the agri-food sector. She has contributed to national policy on EDI in agri-food, and her programmes have won training and development awards at national level. She has a particular interest in learning and teaching excellence, including developing learning outcomes, assessment methods, course design, accreditation and eLearning components through a competency model. Joanne has an extensive teaching load on the UCC post-doc hub, a Diploma in Leadership from the agri-food sector, a Certificate in Continuing Professional Development for agri-food researchers, and ILM Professional Skills for Research Leaders programmes. She is the Principal Investigator and coordinator on several international Research and Training projects.

Joanne has a research interest in understanding the antecedents of effectiveness in science communication (e.g. trust) and learning and development (e.g. coping style, mental toughness and personality).

Joanne is a fully qualified Coaching Ireland Coach and a member of several National Governing body committees. She is the only person to have achieved the Evening Echo 'Exceptional Achievement Award' twice. Before Covid-19 restrictions, Joanne ran across the Ica desert in Peru for the Irish Heart Foundation.

Joanne commits ongoing personal continuing professional development, particularly in the area of talent development. She has completed the QQI qualifications in  Training Needs Analysis and Design and Training Delivery and evaluation. She is currently writing her thesis for a MA in Adult Learning, Development and Leadership. In addition, she has completed micro-credentials in Connected Curriculum, Universal Design for Learning, Problem Based Learning, Brainpower  and Open Learning. She is project management certified in multiple frameworks and a member of the PMI, CIPD, PSI and APA.

Date: 13. June 2022
Time: 13:30-14:30 (CEST)
Venue: 5910-214  Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Agro Food Park 48, Denmark & online via Zoom (You will receive a link for online participation prior to the event.)
Workshop leader: Joanne Uí Chrualaoich, University College Cork, Ireland
Deadline for registration: 12. June 2022