To hold a conference which will take place in May 2013 in the School of Education in UCD for doctoral students in education on the island of Ireland. This is the fifth Doctoral Conference that SCoTENS has co-funded
- Dr Dympna Devine, University College Dublin
- Prof. Jannette Elwood, Queen’s University Belfast
This project will:
Organise a conference for Doctoral students in education on the 18-19 May 2012 at the School of Education, Queen’s University Belfast.
Dr Patrick Walsh, Queen’s University Belfast
Dr Dympna Devine, University College Dublin
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[2012-2013 SCoTENS Grant £3,000]
26 – 27 June 2009
Europa Hotel, Belfast
This conference will update evidence based practice in the treatment of ASD to ensure that parents and professionals have the best possible information. This conference will follow on from three previous conferences.
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Karola Dillenburger, Queen’s University Belfast
Geraldine Leader, NUI Galway
[SCoTENS grant £3000]
The purpose of this application is to seek funding which will allow University College Dublin and Queen’s University Belfast to organise an All-Ireland research conference for doctoral students pursuing their studies in education in any of the Higher Education institutions in Ireland. It is expected that the conference will take place in Spring 2011 at the School of Education, University College Dublin.
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Dr Dympna Devine, University College Dublin
Dr Caitlin Donnelly, Queen’s University Belfast
SCoTENS Grant awarded £4,700
This project will focus on:
- Bringing together Teacher Educators and Post-Primary Teachers, school principals and other interested stakeholders from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland to explore together the integration of academic and personal development within Post-Primary Religious Education.
- Exploring both theoretically and practically, the thesis that academic scholarship supported by public examination certification as well as faith development which engages with faith traditions and social action in the public sphere are best achieved together because each needs the other to flourish
- Enabling teacher educators and teachers of Religious Education in both jurisdictions to arrive at an informed professional understanding of the relationship between academic and personal learning in their teaching of Religious Education
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Mr Vincent Murray, St Angela’s College, Sligo
Mr Norman Richardson, Stranmillis University College, Belfast
SCoTENS Grant awarded £4,000
3-4 June 2005
A North/South Conference on the theme of ‘Competencies approach to teacher education’ incorporating the following:
- An outline of policy trends in teacher education within EU and OECD countries, especially those incorporating the competencies model.
- A description and discussion of the approach currently operating in Northern Ireland
- A description and discussion of the approach currently operating in the Republic of Ireland
- A description and analysis of the approaches to teacher preparation and development that have operated and those currently in vogue in the USA
- A panel discussion, with all speakers present, on major questions relating to the competencies-based approach to teacher education.
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19-20 June 2008
Queen’s University Belfast
The Annual Conference of the Irish Association for Social, Scientific and Environmental Education (IASSEE) was held on the 19th and 20th June 2008, in Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).
It was the seventh annual conference organized by the association and it built on the success of previous conferences. IASSEE is an all-Ireland association, which focuses on the teaching and learning of history, geography and science at primary level and on the pedagogy underlying that teaching and learning in initial teacher education. The 7th IASSEE annual conference focused on educational research, particularly in the areas of images, perceptions and teaching. Members were updated on the IASSEE all-Ireland longitudinal study on Student Teachers’ Perceptions and Experiences of History, Geography and Science: An All-Ireland Survey which has been generously funded by SCoTENS since 2004.
This year’s conference was attended by thirty delegates. This attendance included members of IASSEE, invited participants, delegates from the NCCA, members of the Northern Ireland Inspectorate, education and library boards as well as interested educationalists and academics drawn from the three disciplines. The conference was opened by a welcome from the conference organisers, Karen Kerr (QUB) and Karen Carlisle (QUB).
The first keynote address, ‘Educating for what? ‘soft’ versus ‘critical’ approaches to values-based educational initiatives in Ireland’ was delivered by Lesley McEvoy (QUB). Lesley introduced ‘soft’ and ‘critical’ global citizenship education.
This paper examined citizenship education in Northern Ireland in terms of potential tensions and ‘policy approximation’, human rights education, approaches to teaching controversial issues and teaching ‘political generosity’. Lesley concluded by looking at ‘adjectival educations’ in terms of science, history and geography and discussed ‘going towards a more critical approach’. A lively and interesting debate ensued, chaired by Karen Kerr (QUB).
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Cliona Murphy, St Patrick’s College, Drumcondra
Colette Murphy, Queen’s University Belfast
[SCoTENS grant: £3000]
18-19 February 2005
All Hallows College, Drumcondra, Dublin
A joint venture conference convened by ESAI & BERA supported by SCoTENS
To organise two research training days, one in Northern Ireland in Autumn 2006 and one in the Republic of Ireland in Spring 2007. The topics to be discussed include: ethics and educational research; mapping of territory of education research; specific skills in educational research; developing a repository of research in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, using the Centre for Cross Border Studies new BorderIreland information database; project design with reference to key strategic objectives at regional, national and European levels.
Dr Denis Bates, University of Limerick
Prof. John Gardner, Queen’s University Belfast
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6 December 2006
Cathcart Room, School of Education, Queen’s University, Belfast
An Educational Research Seminar sponsored by the Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Standing Conference of Teacher Educators – North and South (SCoTENS), and facilitated by the British Educational Research Association (BERA) and the Educational Studies Association of Ireland (ESAI).
The event has been organized by Professor John Gardner of the School of Education andfunded by the Centre for Cross Border Studies and the Standing Conference of Teacher Educators – North and South (SCoTENS); facilitated by the Educational Studies Association of Ireland and the British Educational Research Association
For further information contact Jo Wilson at firstname.lastname@example.org or on (0)28 9097 5901.
10am-10.15 Registration and Welcome (Tea/Coffee)
10.15-10.30 Introductions and Overview of Seminar
10.30-11.00 Principles of Working with Children in Research – Paul Connolly
11-11.20 Questions Arising
11.20-1pm Workshop on Working with Young People in Research – Stephanie Mitchell
1-1.45 Lunch (Provided)
1.45-2.30 Using nVivo for Content Analysis – Oscar Odena
2.30 How to Get Published – Panel discussion with representatives of the editorial panels of
Irish Educational Studies – Paul Conway (UCC)
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice – Tony Gallagher (QUB)
International Journal of Music Education – Oscar Odena (QUB)
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