University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 12,000 students and 1,400 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. It offers a range of programmes up to doctoral and postdoctoral levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering.
Teachers and researchers from UL's Technology Education Research Group (TERG) participate in this project. TERG is housed within the Faculty of Science and
Engineering at UL. It supports a thriving research community with a particular
focus on research into teaching, learning and assessment in the area of
Technology Education. The Group was established in the Department of Design and
Manufacturing Technology in 2010 to promote research and scholarly studies into
teaching and learning within the suite of technology subjects at second level. TERG continually
strives to lead pedagogical innovation in this area through pioneering research
and evidence-based teaching. The current research activities and projects
undertaken by members of TERG-UL explore the traditions and practices of
teaching, learning and assessment in technology education.
In the GRASS project, TERG is involved in development of innovative approaches that integrate assessment of soft skills with learning, with a view to the holistic development of the learner. It also develops and promotes the use of electronic portfolios for the capture and assessment of student capability that involves soft skills.
The project team from UL/TERG includes: