Wednesday, 21 December 2016

NUI Galway wins CONUL Annual National Teaching and Learning Award for Explore Project

NUI Galway wins CONUL Annual National Teaching and Learning Award for 2016



Congratulation to Barry Houlihan, James Hardiman Library, Paul Flynn, School of
Education and CELT for winning the 2016 CONUL Teaching & Learning Award for their Explore project -

Breaking the SEAL’ – Student Engagement with Archives through Learning.


The project received a glowing citation from the award judges with particular points highlighting the innovation in breaking down barriers to academia, from third to second level, the focus on critical thinking and learning, digital literacy innovation and partnership between the Library, School of Education and also the community of schools involved.

The prize fund of €1000 will be used to expand the project to additional schools, along with presenting at next year’s CONUL conference and an opportunity to publish findings of the project in the Journal of Information Literacy.

Barry and Paul would like to thank Mary Fleming, School of Education and Niall McSweeney, James Hardiman Library and CELT for their advice, encouragement and help with the project.

Pictured above are the prize-winners Barry Houlihan and Paul Flynn along with Tony Hall, School of Education and John Cox, University Librarian. 

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